Boogie “Classic M*A*S*H Bash” a success!
Boogie 2014 was a “Classic M*A*S*H Bash” for the record books! Held on Saturday, March 29 at the Stafford Centre, over 650 guests dressed in their finest MASH television series costumes, raising over $196,000 for the women and children served by the Fort Bend County Women’s Center (FBCWC).
“We are so fortunate to have such enthusiastic and caring sponsors and supporters. Boogie is such a fun-themed event – there’s no better time to ‘rally the troops’ in supporting our cause than at Boogie,” said Vita Goodell, FBCWC Executive Director.
Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land was the title sponsor, leading the list of community supporters. “Don Kerstetter and Classic Chevrolet have continued to extend their support to FBCWC and we are especially grateful for all they’ve done,” said Anne Budill, FBCWC Director of Development. A thank you also goes to their Boogie 2014 Platinum Sponsors.
The party began at 6:30 in the evening with some of yesterday’s hottest tunes performed by Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes. Guests filled the silent auction and “Purse-a-nality” events, vying for the top items. A special thank you to the chairs of the silent auction committee Carol Albers and Paula Ruskin and Jackie Bergdoll, chair of “Purse-a-nality” and their committees.
The event-themed costume contest brought out several versions of all of the MASH television characters, with “Hot Lips Houlihan” being the most popular. First place costume contest winners were St. Michael’s Emergency Room and Mitchell and Duff. Second place were guests of Mindy Gross and Andre’ Orban of AOI while DeAndre and Pamela Massey placed third.
The live auction was hosted by James Patterson and SUNNY 99.1 DJ Dana Tyson and began with video announcements starring long-time Women’s Center supporters George Head (board member) and Bruce Mercer (former board member). There were 10 big ticket items including travel, private parties, a custom quilt displaying the hand prints of children served at the Women’s Center and an 8-week old yellow Labrador Retriever. Bidders raised $100,000 during this event.
All proceeds raised from Boogie are used to provide free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis intervention, and other supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.
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