Letters: BETA thankful for support through youth concert

To the editor:

Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc. would like to thank all those who helped to make our 2017 Youth Music Showcase fundraiser March 11 a big success.

Special thanks to Cindy Steele, founder of BETA, for her many years’ service and dedication to BETA teens and for coordinating this event. Also our huge thanks to Kara Barnard and her donation of the concerts for BETA with her amazing and talented students. Special thanks to Chuck Wills for running programs as an emcee and many hours of helping BETA teens for drum circle practices. Also our sincere thanks to Christy McGinley, Mandy Johnloz and Roberta Chirko for coordinating and running the silent auction. And our big thanks to all the artists and businesses who donated items for the silent auction. Our special thanks to the Austin family for donating $500 for a live auction during the event.

Also special thanks to BETA board and volunteers to make this event successful: Christy Thrasher and Dustie Condon for running BETA’s open house; Pam Boer and Emmy Blackwell for helping BETA teens for the event; Rick Clayton for leading BETA teens for a drum circle performance; and Billy Weddle and Eli Thrasher, BETA teens, for taking photos during the event.

Gratitude goes out to the Brown County Playhouse for providing us a great space to host the event.

Here are the list of the individuals we would like to recognize for their contributions: Kara Barnard and her students: Ady Grider, Willow Reynolds, Jackson O’Shea, Allison O’Shea, Abbie Shaffer, Sydney Miller, Maria Sanderson, Miah Ferran, Isabel Miller, Mackenzie Crum, Zelton Kay, Violet Day, John Oliver, The Richardson Family Band, The Foster Family Band, BETA drummers and Madison Whitehorn.

Artists and businesses for silent auction: 4th Sister Vintage, Amanda Mathis, AMC Showplace 11 Bloomington, Barb Lund, Brad Cox, Brown County Pottery, Brown County Soap Company, Caryn Castellan, Cathy’s Corner, Cheri Platter, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cindy Steele, Crew Car Wash, Disney World, Donna Whitsitt, Dan Antes, Egenolf Ceramics LLC, Lee Cohn, Harry & Izzy’s, Health for U, Holiday World, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Zoo, Jack Brubaker, Jean Schelm, Jennifer Mujezinovic, Joseph Sanders Photography, Kings Island, Kyle Pearson, Larry Davidson, Laura Stuart, Lawrence Family Glass Blowers Inc., Lynne Micalon, Mainland Ukulele, Mark Blackwell, Mark Richardson, Massage Envy, Michele Pollock, The Nashville House, Naturals by Maria, Our Sandwich Place, Pam Boer, Patricia Bartels, R Time/Poet and Desire, Rachel and Mike Evans, River Light Yoga, Simply Fitness, Sky Zones Trampoline Park Indy South, Spears Pottery, Stampin’ Up, Sue Westhues, Sweet Cozy Living, Terri Schultz, The Emerald Pencil — Pamela Keech, The Magic House, The Uncommon Gourd, Touch of Silver Gold & Old.

And BETA has, does and will owe these individuals and organizations for their presence: Brown Community Foundation, Brown County Art Guild, Brown County Commissioners, town of Nashville, Local Coordinating Council, Brown County Lions Club, Community Closet, Psi Iota Xi, Walmart, Ronald McDonald House Foundation, Nashville Christian Church, Nashville United Methodist Church, Harmony Church, Kathy Anderson, Christy McGinley, Mardi Swain, Dan and Michelle Pollock and Jim Brunnemer.

And thanks to all the donors and audience who came to support BETA! Your generosity and loving care make BETA possible. BETA runs every Tuesday during school year from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Please contact Clara Stanley at 312-310-3617 or clarastanley0309@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Clara Stanley, BETA board president

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