Boots & Bling Fundraiser

I have the best family, friends, and sponsors a girl could ever ask for! On August 6th I held my dinner, dance and auction titled “Boots & Bling.” This was my largest fundraising effort all year and it could not have gone better! My family and I had planned this event for months and I can honestly say it was the most stressful thing I have ever done. A HUGE thank you to the Romero and Flemming families. Without their help that event would not have been possible. Annette Romero helped sell tickets, get auction items, set up, decorate, prepare the meal, take down… all of it. Tony Romero along with his sons Richard and Randy helped set up and bbq’d for me. They did an amazing job! Thank you to Jeanine, Liz and Kevin Flemming for helping to set up, decorate, take down, prepare and serve the dinner. I truly appreciate your generosity and am so thankful to have you all as my friends. Big thanks to Nancy Stoll for helping decorate and to Craig & Vicki Andrus for allowing me the use of your barn for my party. At the last minute my dj cancelled on me and I was able to call friends Jim and Cecilia to do the music for me. Thank you guys so much! Everyone had a great time and you kept the atmosphere of the party going. Thank you to Monterey County Fair and Kelly Violini for allowing me the use of their tables and chairs as well as donating auction items. The Embassy Suites in Seaside generously allowed me to use their table clothes for the night. Jonathon with Unlimited Events gave me a great deal on the tent and lighting. He was amazing to work with and comes highly recommended for any event you might need to plan. Thank you to David Drew for donating the bartenders, the beer, and the awesome Trace Adkins package. I am so grateful for all of your help! Banker’s Casino in Salinas donated the pepsi products for my event and Coca-cola donated products as well! Jason Smith with Paraiso Vineyards and Ray Franscioni generously donated the wine for my event! Thank you so much to Victor from Star Market for donating ice and an auction item. Big thank you to my Auntie Sherry for donating the cupcakes for dessert! Big thanks to my Papa for getting the rest of the ice! A HUGE thanks to Wayne Capili for taking pictures at my event and for me all year long. I am so appreciative of his generosity! Thank you to Mayor Dennis Donohue and Plasha Will for helping me with auction items! Big thanks to Barbara Balentine for helping me get auction items and setting me up with people who were willing to help. Thank you to the SouthPoint Hotel and Casino, Jim Martins, Putter’s Restaurant, the Romero Family, and Sam Eastman for donating the prizes for my raffle tickets! Thank you so much to everyone who donated an item for my auction! I am very thankful for the donations made by the Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse as well as the Showdown Rodeo!

My event could not have been a success without everyone who purchased a ticket, an auction item, a raffle ticket or made a donation. I am so thankful for all of your help. I was incredibly impressed with my community and their willingness to come together to help me put on this event. I cannot say thank you enough!

I am sure my family was just as happy as I was when my fundraiser was all said and done. My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all helped out in one way or another and I am so thankful for their help!