Thanks to everyone that participated in Sunday's event at the Trouser Mouse. We had a great time. The owner's, Brad and Angel, are two of the nicest people I have ever met and I'll make it a point to spend a little more time up there. What a great place to hangout! The Nace Brothers Band was fantastic. Not only did the adults enjoy them, but the kids were all over the dance floor. Emma was already making plans for her next birthday where she wants the "music guys from the party last night" to play. Thanks to Tim and Ginelle Ries for coordinating everything, including the silent auction. Thanks also to Tony and Ellen Trakas for donating a vacation stay at their Colorado home for the live auction. I don't have an official tally yet, but unofficially around $4000 was raised. This money will help serve as starter funds as we officially kick off the Jennifer Ireland Foundation.
Speaking of the Foundation...Bill Carr has us officially incorporated and we will now begin the tedious task of applying for 501(c)(3) status (tax exempt, charitable organization). Over the next several weeks we will appoint a board of directors so that we may focus on our mission and objectives. Then the fun part will come -- helping others in the name of my lovely wife, Jennifer Ireland. I hope we can make her proud!