Saturday I got to shoot an event called Play It Forward. It's a charity event of music to raise funds for our local public school music programs. Local artists came out to donate their time and talent for the cause. There was an auction for a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels that went for $1000, two 50/50 raffles (which ended with both winners giving back their winnings), and support from sponsors such as The Polk Theater, Fresco's, The George Jenkins Foundation, and more found here: Play It Forward.
The music was awesome, among the bands were performances from local schools.
When next year rolls around, consider making a night of it, enjoy music in a great venue, and support your local schools!
My daughter is 17. She's witty, smart, and gorgeous. She has more of my husband's personality than mine, but she has my sweet tooth and favors me more in appearance. She shares my eye in photography, but can draw like my husband. My husband and her butt heads...a lot. They both are not quick to forgive, and when they do, they don't forget. They can spout off a witty comeback without missing a beat. They also can find the humor in life. Right now, they don't get along very well most times, but I think that's the nature of the beast when two people in one household are a lot a like. I think she can do whatever she puts her mind to as long as she stays confident in her self. I hope she continues to grow up strong, values herself, and not let the world beat her down.
My son is 12, he's going to be the big 13 in a couple of months. He favors my husband in appearance and is kind of dorky like me, but his personality is all his own. He's wicked intelligent and gets along better with adults than he does his peers. He keeps to himself, but when he opens up...it's hard to get him to stop. It's been a joke between us and some past teachers of his that he's the next Steve Jobs. I don't know yet how dedicated he can be, but the ability could be there. I hope we are raising him to be a good man. A man that will take care of his family and stay honorable.