Thursday, September 25, a benefit was held at 5203 Whistling Straits in support of the Hurricane Ike relief efforts. Many local firms were willing to donate items to the silent auction, and all proceeds from the auction went to the Brazos Valley Food Bank, who helped to get the money into the right hands.
Some of the items donated were: An area rug from Aggieland Carpets, several pieces of artwork by Aggie artist Benjamin Knox, a bottle of wine from JJ Ruffino, a $100 gift card to The Republic from Wade Barkman, Kohler bath hardware, a prep sink and a lavatory sink all from Moore Supply, a lamp from Susan Tremont, an under-counter refrigerator from Factory Building Stores, a framed picture from Myra’s Gallery and Custom Framing, a painting kit from Monarch, and French doors from Grand Door Co. to be stained by Rob Crowley.
Hors d’oeuvres were provided by The Republic and prepared on location by chef Brian Light. There was also a bar set up in the outdoor kitchen serving drinks all night. Procedes from the bar also went to the Hurricane Ike Relief fund.
Benjamin Knox, who designed the house, and builder Rob Crowley were available to answer any questions about the house which finished construction recently. Guests came and went from early evening until around 10:00 at night. Overall, everyone who came had fun enjoying the food, drinks, and touring this beautiful, one of a kind house. All of the guests were also very generous and giving, raising over $3000 dollars in the auction to go to the relief fund.
Thanks to everyone who attended this event as well as all of the companies who donated towards the auction and the relief fund. It was truly a showing of the spirit of Aggieland, and our willingness to come together and help when there is a need.
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