Friday, March 8, 2013

Army of Stars

I attended the Sand Springs Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Army of Stars Saturday night and what an evening it was! The event raised $15,000 for scholarships for children who want to become Club members but whose parents can't afford it.
Mary Eubanks has the winning bid!

Approximately 75 elegantly-dressed Sandite 'stars' attended the event.  For me, the best moment of the event was when Chamber of Commerce President Mary Eubanks won the oak fireplace she had been eyeing all evening. Several other high ticket items were also in the live auction, led by Jamecia Reese.

Kelsie Hammonds
Country music singer Kelsie Hammonds, age 15, entertained the crowd with four selections. I’m no music expert, but that teenager can really belt it out. This is the fourth year she has sung for the event.

Captain Gesner and Major Taylor
In addition to the entertainment, Major Jim Taylor, Tulsa Area Commander, left,
showed a video about the Tulsa Command
and made a few comments,
along with Captain Gesner, right.

Bethany Pousinho, Club Director

 Bethany Pousinho, Club Director, updated us on activities at the club. In addition to the wonderful aquatics program at the club, children who are members also enjoy programs which support their athletic and academic growth.

The Army of Stars is the largest annual fund-raising event for the Sand Springs Boys & Girls Club.

 “Thanks to the City of Sand Springs and the community who supported the event.  I want to especially thank the people who donated auction items. This was our best success yet,” said Captain Patrick Gesner, the officer for the Sand Springs Corps.
Congratulations Sand Springs!

- Sallie

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