This past Wednesday evening, the Bohemian Bash committee met for an after-action session. It was a time to honestly evaluate what worked well and what could be done better next time. While an event of this magnitude rarely comes off without a little hitch or two, we couldn’t help but be amazed at how well everything came together. And trust me, there were a lot of moving parts.
There are many ways to measure success. Although the final numbers aren’t in yet, it’s safe to say that the Bash will finish in the black and net a tidy sum toward the cost of relocation. (BTW, we have until the end of August to max a matching grant from the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and All at Once. Please give today!)
However you slice it, the Make Art, Not Waste Bohemian Bash lived up to its hype! It was a tie dye, free spirited, unconventional kinda night. The food was fantastic. The band rocked it. The strolling magician amazed us. The art was high quality. Great live and silent auction items. Great activities. But the best part? Everyone had a fun time! If you’re reading this and you were there, please leave a comment about your experience. If you’re reading this and you weren’t there, too bad that you missed an unforgettable evening.
There are many to thank for helping to make the Bash a reality. C3 is genuinely and profoundly grateful to everyone who gave of their time and resources. It doesn’t matter if you helped address envelops one night or came early to decorate or bid on auction items or donated a prize or faithfully attended committee meetings — the Bash wouldn’t have happened but for each individual action. Below please find acknowledgments to those who stepped up and made it happen, in no particular order.
C3 Board — Betsy Dassau (Founder & President), John Buck, Cindy Hartzell, Carolyn Mitkowski
Bohemian Bash Committee — Dawn LaRue (C3 Raise the Roof Director), Leslie Lockhart, Jim Lockhart, Marie Grubbs, Cindy Hartzell, Carolyn Mitkowski, Betsy Dassau, Joelle Kim, Stacey Sprenz, Holly Burch
Art Competition Judges — Cynthia Deis, Olivia Woodford, Paulette Wright
Extra Special Thanks — Teresa Stallings, Elizabeth Wingfield, Janice Griffiths, Jim Lockhart, Sr., Bonnie Gambardella, Janie Maybeck, Shonda Corbett, Pam Litchfield, Dorene Seaborn
Andrea Superak, Karl Sakas, Mary-Jo Zimmerman, Nita Fulbright, Linda Campbell, Donna Burnette, Joy Pike, Lindsey Chester
Rolesville Baptist Church, Delve Interiors, Heart of Cary Association, Barter Business Exchange, Inc., Hope Community Church, Holly Springs, Cary Citizen, Niche Wine Lounge, White Rabbit Brewing Company, Cary Leads Group
Solar Swan, Porchetta RDU, Kevin C. Snyder, Cypress Manor of Cary, Your Mama’s New Boyfriend, The Amazing Magic of Wayne Anderson, Lindsay Aikman Photography, Yeong Chang, The Spa Sistahs, Daniel Solarez
Couldn’t Have Done it Without You — Art show entrants, our supportive Sponsors, our event and C3 volunteers, and EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND ROCKED THE BASH!