TONY & LORRIE GRAVES
our 2019 MARDI GRAS BALL KING & QUEEN!
It was a festive night at the Franklin Marriott as 350+ guests
arrived for the big event. The cocktail party began at 6:00 pm
and the wall to the ball opened at 7:00 with the raucous parade leading
a conga line into the grand ballroom.
Dinner was promptly served and the red carpet review began.
The program kicked off with the announcement of the King & Queen...
raising $34,400 for My Friend's House was Tony & Lorrie Graves.
Jeff Dunn & Dana Patrick came in second raising $26,219
Adam Broslat & Nicole Sanchez placed third with $18,435
Justin & Tiffany Wilson raked in $17,588
We are so thankful for the efforts of the Royal Court and
their hard-working board members!
The program continued with a tribute to long-time
My Friend's House supporter, Charles Sargent.
Executive Director, Tina Edwards, introduced our guest speaker,
former resident, Thomas Meadows, who shared with the audience
what My Friend's House meant to him and his success.
Tina concluded the program sharing tales about some of our boys and
a Light Up the Room initative, that raised over $16,000.
After the program concluded, the band got busy drawing people
to the dance floor...where everyone danced into the night.
Thank you one and all for making it a magical night!