Every time I go to one of these fundraisers, I promise myself (and my husband) that I will not buy anything. We live in a relatively small downtown condo and our designers, Craig Shelton and Chris Davis of The Drawing Room, have practically forbidden us from bringing in any more art.
Still it seems to happen. Especially at the Scruffy City Soiree, a benefit for Knox Heritage. It’s just that they have such great items. This year, we just couldn’t resist a framed photograph of Immaculate Conception Church, which is where we got married in 1984. The photo, by Sharon Wright Cottrell, came with a “downtown pilgrimage,” a guided tour of downtown’s historic churches by Knox Heritage’s Hollie Cook. I mean, really, who could resist?
This is a great party for a great cause. The fundraising results of over $50,000 exceeded the goals originally set by Knox Heritage. And, Chris and Craig, I promise I’ve found just the place to hang the photo!
Let’s go now, shall we, to The Foundry and see who else couldn’t resist the fabulous offerings at the 2012 Scruffy City Soiree.
As if this post weren’t long enough, here is a post-script. A group of us headed over to the Sunsphere after the Soiree to check out the new venue, Icon Ultra Lounge. It was fun, but a little hard to photograph.