Friday, September 30, 2011

"Cowboys, Cars and Stars" Rocks Barrett-Jackson Orange County. Casey James steals the show at Childhelp Gala dinner.

The second annual Barrett-Jackson auction took place again this year at the Orange County Fairgrounds. And, just like last year's event, the kick off dinner was a huge success. The "Drive the Dream Gala" benefited Childhelp which was founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson. Master of Ceremonies Erin Murphy kept the program rolling that included special presentations to key supporters Karen and Barry Meguiar, Jacquie and Michael Casey, and Michelle Lund -The Sharon D. Lund Foundation. Jim Nye handled the live auction action with "Stealing Angels" and American Idol finalist Casey James taking on the entertainment for the evening. It was a great night for a great cause. And thank you Sara and Yvonne for the 50 plus years of service helping children around the world.

Dick and Bo Marconi...our table hosts.

Some Champagne and treats before walking the red
carpet into the dining hall.

Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson (second from the
left and on the right) with Debbie,  Mike "Deputy
Dawg" Spagnola and his wife, Diana.

Deb's pick.  A Corvette...what a surprise.

Diana and Deb hangin' out with Casey James.

Bo Marconi talking with this year's Honorary Chair,
Barry Meguiar.

...some awards and presentations.

New table friends, Todd and Sherry Trustman.
Sherry, don't forget your skydiving promise!

Debbie with Erin Murphy, the Master
of Ceremonies for the evening. Erin played Tabatha
on the hit series, "Bewitched." She also is the mother
of 6 boys!!

 Jim Nye auctioning off a dinner with
American Idol finalist Casey James. 

Here you go girls...Casey James.

Not sure what they were talking about but Casey
seemed to enjoy it.

And one of Deb's "Mom Hugs" for Casey.
The night was complete.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words about Casey James and posting all the great photos. We've added it to The Casey James Blog, which you can check out at