Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Hats Off to You!

Last Friday night, I got the awesome opportunity to attend the Hats and Horseshoes Event for Luther Care Services at Prairie Meadows. Luther Care Services is a non-for-profit organization that manages the Luther Park community, located in Des Moines, Iowa for Seniors and those in need of individual care. Some people came with a decorated hat like I did and the rest bought theirs through the silent auction of amazing choices.

20130426_180033The event was for an amazing cause “Helping to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and similar dementias plus memory loss and making a difference right here in your local community for those who need special”

The event was a Kentucky Derby theme. We shared an evening of refreshments, appetizers, entertainment, silent hat auction and much, much more…

I was greeted immediately and shown to my seat, funny enough the “Entertainment” table. I joked later on Facebook that little did they know I would also become part of the entertainment, but we will get to that later.

The speakers really shared not only their joy, but their love and stories as well.

We heard from:

  • Peter Wenger, Board of Directors
  • Tom Hockensmith, Polk County Supervisor
  • Dr. Andy McGuire, Meridian Health plan of Iowa and…
  • Paul Rhoads, Head Football Coach, ISU
  • Gary Dolphin, Voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes  and Ed Podolak were the Master of Ceremonies.

Not only was Paul and others humor heartwarming and stories touched our hearts, but the event was a fun collaboration of speakers, great food stations and more.

  • Scott Smith, swooned us with his amazing piano sounds during social and networking time and then
  • Synergy kicked us off to get everyone’s feet moving and dancing the night away!

I met some amazing people on the dance floor and once we started cutting it up, the silliness came out! I was laughing and having such a good time, I did the splits a few times, was in a circle like high school and kept teasing the band that I was going to join them and kept having fun with them. So when Footloose came on, I went on stage and just started dancing around having fun! The singers were teasing me that they should make me a part of the act because I was being just oh so silly with them.

Renda Synder kept taking pictures of me and at the end of the night people said I had enough energy to light up the room! I just wanted to not only enjoy the night, but make people comfortable being themselves and enjoy the night and feel happy to help the cause!

I ended the night getting names and numbers for Luther Care to hopefully volunteer my services as well as networking with Scoot Smith, and Billy who I met at my table, who used to own Gino’s West Glen as well as a few other people I was able to discuss my business and modeling with!

I dearly hope any who went had a good time and will consider going again next year. If you didn’t go, then put a spot on your calendar to save the date, because it was a great event, with a great fun, with great people who work at a heartwarming and amazing place!

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Until  Next Time … XoXo~TrishaTrixie

“Trisha Trixie” Hunter is a Fashion Designer & Blogger for Trisha Trixie Designs-Life in a Retro State of Mind) & Vintage Inspired Model – Trisha Trixie The Vintage Fashionista

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