Lake Norman Weekend Celebration
The weekend just prior to Thanksgiving was one of celebration and gave us much to be thankful for.
The Buddy Benefit Concert at Davidson College kicked off this weekend celebration... celebrating the gifts that children with special needs bring to our Lake Norman community. It was an unforgettable evening for all who attended. The Generals, The Delilahs & Androgyny did an amazing job and all of the children who partook enjoyed joining their college buddies on stage.
A huge thanks to The Buddy System of Davidson College, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the A Cappella groups for all of their hard work on behalf of children with special needs in the Lake Norman community.
The funds raised at this concert will be used to send Lake Norman's children with special needs to therapeutic camps and programs, via Angels in Need, Inc.
AiN Silent Auction
The weekend celebration continued at our Angels in Need Silent Auction. We raised well over $4,000 to be used to help provide opportunity for angels in need, both in our Lake Norman community and abroad at House of Angels and Orphanage Satnoeba.
Little Parker & Mia Cheney came bearing pennies
they had saved for "angels in need"...
... and Sarah, Toast Cafe employee,
donated back her winnings from a 50/50 lottery...
.... serving as an inspiration to all who attended
that indeed most everyone can share a little of their fortune
with those who are in greater need and
that indeed their is beauty in a "cupped receiving hand".
We cannot thank Toast Cafe of Davidson enough for their hospitality and offering up their space and all the wonderful delicacies for us to enjoy. It was another beautiful evening and we so appreciate all who donated items, all who volunteered their time and all who attended in order to make the evening a success.
A Community Effort
This weekend celebration was the result of a community working together. We are so grateful that our community is so willing to work with us... from moms and dads... to kids... to college students... to local business owners... to family and friends... to teachers and schools... to other area non-profit organizations.
Hopefully, with each little bit of awareness we spread, our Lake Norman community will grow in understanding and compassion; and the better equipped it will be to embrace all of these beautiful children, teens and young adults.... all the while raising a little money to provide "angels in need" with a little more opportunity than they had before... a little more opportunity to grow and blossom :)
Thanks to everyone who supported the efforts of this weekend celebration!!!
Now... isn't there beauty in a "cupped receiving hand"?