The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children held
its fourth annual fund-raising gala evening in the garden of Twelve Gables.
The Amari Rincome Hotel catered for the affair, which began with recognition
of dignitaries and foundation board members.
the performers of the night in her beautiful costume.
An impressive array of donated items was displayed for a
Silent Auction. Items ranged from jewelry and carved jade to antique
decorative pieces. Guests bid on the silent auction items throughout the
evening with the highest bids winning the items at the end of the evening.
Dawson, mystery chef who would be auctioned off, was introduced by
auctioneer, Mrs. Holly Rose. The money raised will be used to fund the
foundation’s scholarship program and to build a dorm at the Pang Hin Fon
Amnuay Tapingkae and Gary Dilley present Cindi Novkov the door prize: 2
round trip tickets Chiang Mai - Hong Kong. Cindi was more than delighted as
she accepted the main prize at the 4th Annual Gala Foundation for the
Education of Rural Children.
Entertainment consisted of a bamboo dance performance by
Karen Students from Mae Jaem, a dance entitled “The Four Elements”
choreographed by Dr. Dtoy, and a comical interpretation of an old Thai song
about a jilted lover. Several guests joined in the bamboo dance, with
varying levels of success, but all enjoyed the fun.
A live auction was also held, featuring auctioneers Holly
and Jerry Rose, with two hot air balloon rides, a beautiful wool Turkish
carpet, and a two-night stay at the elegant Regent Resort up for grabs.
The lively bidding became all the more lively when the
five “guest chefs” took center stage, auctioning off the services of
Chef Adrian of the Amari, Chef Gary Dilley, Chef Frank Weicks, Chef Nat
Chowmuang and Chef Anne Dawson which brought smiles to everyone.
The evening concluded with giving out the door prize of
two round trip airline tickets to Hong Kong and the launching of kham loys
and dancing to the music of Daeng Fantastic.
The Board of the Foundation for the Education of Rural
Children would like to extend its grateful appreciation to donors,
performers and guests. Further information on the Foundation and its
projects is available at its website, www.thai-rural-education.org