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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Emcee at Severe Burn Victims "Shriner's Hospital Gala"

On the heels of Veterans Day! I write this post about an opportunity that came to me through my work for the US Army that I've been so Blessed to do. My way of saying THANK YOU to our troops for their service to our Nation. Please, click here to see the many wonderful ways I've been given to help the US Army...including jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! http://ritaverreos.blogspot.com/search?q=US+Army
Thanks to my work helping the US Army,  I was fortunate to meet the kind Mr. Marty Bartlett.  He recently approached me to Emcee The Shriner's Hospital Gala.  Proceeds will benefit the Shriner's Hospital which services, primarily child severe burn victims, but now, will also be joining forces to help our wounded warriors at BMAC.
I met a very special little girl who was the victim of severe burns when her family's home burned down.  Here I am with this beautiful, very smart and thanks to the Shriner's Hospital excellent care, very healthy and active,  Kathryn.
The Auctioneer, Louis Mourad, who came from Dallas did an AMAZING job with the incredible auction items, including a full-length fur coat.  I was doing double duty as I modeled the coat-didn't have to twist my arm to get me to do that!  ha, ha, ha...
  I felt I was doing very well Emceeing and didn't feel I had competition, until I felt something knocking on the podium: 




  Well looky here.... howdy there cowboy! ha,ha, ha...


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A night filled with delicious food, and great music provided by The Country Man Band...this couple dancing above is proof of the great music!  Below, the other music I enjoyed very much, provided by the Alzafar Shriner Band who performed beautiful bagpipe music in authentic garb.  I'm THRILLED to know that the night was a HUGE success, raising the amount they were hoping to raise this year including a dinner with me that I offered as an Auction Item. I'm so very grateful to the SURVIVOR fans that happened to be in the audience who purchased the dinner with me! Feeling Blessed to have been give this wonderful way to help the Shriner's Hospital!  If you'd like to also help, please, click here for more information: www.alzafar.org
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