Tuesday, June 8, 2010

*Waiting for Wishes*


The 9th Annual Kevin Carter's "Waiting for Wishes" Celebrity Waiter's Dinner benefits the Kevin Carter Foundation and The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The event was held at the Palm Restaurant in Nashville and hosted by former Tennessee Titan Kevin Carter and co-hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. The celebrity dinner was an exclusive and VIP evening where Carter, NFL players, other professional athletes, and various celebrities became the restaurants servers!
During the day, I stuffed gift bags for every celebrity coming to the event. There were over 350 gift bags that needed to be filled with goodies, but I was able to accomplish it in under 2 hours! After loading all of the giftsbags into a truck and transporting them to the Palm Restaurant, it was time to get ready for the evenings event! At the beginning of the night I signed each celebrity in and gave them their servers jacket. It was unbelievable meeting such a variety of celebrities!
Chris Young winner of 'Nashville Star'

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and NHL Predators

NFL Bucs and Bears Players

UFC Fighter Ricco Rodriguez

Throughout the night, I helped with the silent auction which consisted of signed guitars by Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, and Darius Rucker, a jacket signed by the Rascal Flatts, other celebrity autographed items, vacations, and gift baskets. I was also asked to participate in the live auction by modeling a signed guitar by Slash!! I was very nervous holding it and made sure I showed it off to the best of my ability!

The evening was full of memories I will cherish forever! Everyone was so kind-hearted and so thrilled to be sharing in the cause. I commend each of them for donating their time and energy to the event and hope to be a part of it for years to come!

*Freedom Riders 7th Annual Poker Run*


The 3rd annual Poker Run in Chattanooga was a HUGE success! It was also one of the most enjoyable events I have had the privilige of participating in! It started off at Thunder Creek Harley Davidson with a band and auction ticket sales. Participants purchased their poker cards there and signed up for the Poker Run.

While walking around selling auction tickets, the band dedicated a song to me and then proceeded to invite me onstage!! I performed 'White Liar', 'I Want You to Want Me', and 'I'm Your's' with them!

The Poker Run ended at Charlie's in Soddy Daisy. There I helped collect poker cards, sold more auction tickets, and posed for photo opportunities! : )

This event has raised over $28,000 just in the past two years and I can not wait to see how much we raised this year!

*Waltz For Wishes*

SATURDAY, APRIL 10th, 2010
'Waltz for Wishes' is an annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee. It is the foundations largest fundraiser throughout the year, and over the past 5 years has raised over $750,000! As Miss Chattanooga, I sold raffle tickets for auction items and was announced at the events final auction at the Knoxville's Downtown Marriott.

The group of raffle ticket sellers were divided into teams of two. We each had a competition as to which group could sell the most raffle tickets. And I am proud to say, my partner Stephen Kidwell and I won the raffle ticket sells by a long shot!! We rocked it!!

After boasting for just a minute or two about our success, Stephen and I congratulated everyone else on their efforts. I had such a blast and made some dear friends!