Thursday, April 22, 2010

We Just Want To Celebrate...A Benefit Performance By Outlash for Erika

When good people get together for an awesome cause great things happen!Friends and family of Erika Berry gathered at the Texas Moon in Kermit
April the 10th to show their love and support. Local businesses and individuals donated time, items for auction and monetary gifts to make the Rocker Chick Benefit a huge success.

Outlash performed for the benefit at no charge between the live auctions. JR Sanchez, lead guitarist and former Wink graduate said, "We always have a good time when we come to Kermit. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to
help out a good friend." As the band began "We Just Want To Celebrate"the entire crowd sang along because we were there to celebrate Erika's second chance at life.

Fonda white MC'ed most of the evening and was a natural at it. She presented Erika monetary gifts from local businesses and individuals. One particular gift from Jackie and Wes Perry of Midland grasped my attention. The Perrys did not know Erika personally, but her story touched their hearts. In February of 2006, the Perry's daughter, Dara, passed away from a ruptured arotic aneurysm. She was a school and missionary nurse that traveled to Uganda often to minister to the children of Africa. As Fonda related the story to the crowd, Erika's eyes filled with tears because not only did they send her a gift, but they also checked on her status and continue to do so.

A grand total of $7,270 was raised for Erika that night. "I am so grateful. It was absolutely amazing! I bet I cried twenty times or more that night!" said Erika. A big thank you goes out to everyone that attended, donated time and items for the benefit.

There are a multitude of amazing people that live in our community and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for all their assistance.

Laurie Sharp
Sheila Butler, Midland
Annie Dominquez, Midland
Fonda White, Midland
One Body Salon, Midland
Gasoline Alley, Kermit
Wink Vol. Fire Dept
Rodney Hayes

Edward Scott
Baldwin Electronics,Odessa
LInda Barrick
Destiny Garcia
Mary Nell Hailey
Cynthia Flynn
Texas Moon
Cissy Pilkington
Scott Riggs
The Brotherhood of the 74, Kermit Chapter
Chucky Wilhelm
Wendy Medina
Jesse Moya
Tracy & Dano Jackson
2 Wheel Motion-Kermit Chapter
Prestige Parties & Events, Midland
Kathy Jackson, MIdland
DRM Trucking (Jamie Meek), Midland
Jackie & Wes Perry, MIdland
John & Thenia Micheletti, Midland
Terry & Cindy Carpenter Dentistry, Midland
David Rumade
Klines Pumping Service (Jack Kline)

Steven & Tony Underwood
Tessco, Kermit
Outlash, Midland
James "Chip" Parks
Tammie Lujan
Jerrie's Cafe
Raymond Thomas


Jovan Gonzales said...

It's so nice when people get together for a good cause!!! :D Aaaand, Mrs. Fonda looks JUST like my aunt Tina! CRAZY! I thought it was her for a second! HAHA.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Fonda is absolutely WONDERFUL! We all love her. The benefit was so much fun and we raised ALOT of money... :-)

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Fonda is absolutely WONDERFUL! We all love her. The benefit was so much fun and we raised ALOT of money... :-)

Shale Heart patient said...

Congratulations to you and all the people living in the little town/s with BIG HEARTS. Big city people like DFW should consider getting our hearts checked--not waiting on dinky checks promised by the polluting/bullying gas drilling industry and their collaborators. Maybe you guys can help us in the B.S. area how to have a "heart" --and do fund-raisers for the "common good" like fending off our phissistine Cheat-sapeake.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Shale Heart-
It only takes a get a fire going. That's a line from a song used in some churches, PASS IT ON. I believe wholeheartedly that there are good hearted people in big cities. What I also believe is present in big cities is complacency. Remove the fear and complacency...then all things are possible.