And a great time was had by all!

Sep 19, 2012 | Organization

We all had a wonderful evening at the Family Dance Party and Fundraiser for ONE, put on by the Flagstaff Freethinkers! It was really a blast, with kids of all ages dancing and eating and laughing and playing instruments and eating some more, and talking and eating…

Our deep gratitude to Brian Wallace, Serah Blain and the Flagstaff Freethinkers for putting this event together, and for supporting the mission of ONE. And my personal gratitude to Alex and Heather Mowl of Cafe Ole, for donating the wonderful food and spectacular venue for the event—it was the perfect evening and the perfect place to all be together.  Grateful thanks also to Sugar Mama’s, for donating a metric TON of amazing desserts—you guys rock! Thanks to the ever stylish Robert Reninger for getting the early birds up off their booties and dancing, to Connie Pickard, Vusi Shibambo and Jennifer Young from Sedona for bringing another metric ton of very cool instruments up to absolutely bring down the house with African drumming and dancing. My face hurt from grinning, watching everyone dancing and drumming, and playing with life! Kati Pantsosnik, lovely Latin dancer extraordinaire, thank you for coming and making Latin dance approachable for everyone. It was great watching everyone from toddlers to guys in ties following your lead! Thanks to the guys from Summit Dub Squad for winding down the whole thing with some wonderful chill music. And thank you, so much, to the staff of Cafe Ole, for helping serve, clean, wash and organize, and to quietly support all the frolicking from the background. You guys were great!

All in all, we raised almost $800 for scholarships, which is simply wonderful! I have posted a few pictures of the evening here, but if you’d like to see a larger selection, please visit our Facebook page, or the Picasa album at this link: Thanks to John Grahame for some of these wonderful photos, and for introducing ONE and Brian and Serah of the Flagstaff Freethinkers in the first place! We hope to do this every year, and have it get bigger and bigger.

Coming soon: news from the girls (wonderful letters and some GREAT report cards!), and some new possible scholarships from Nepal and India!