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Dinner and a Shot


Dinner and a Shot


The 29 of March, the Williamson County Red Cross Youth hosted Dinner & A Shot in Jamison Hall in the Factory at Franklin.  With close to 300 tickets sold, a silent and live auction with donated items from over 30 businesses and individuals, the 100+ youth raised over $10,000.  With the money raised $3,000 are being sent to help the Measle Initiative and will help vaccinate over 3,000 children against this deadly disease.   The remainder of money raised will go towards purchasing educational materials and providing educational leadership and service opportunities for the youth  of Williamson County.

Walking into Jamison Hall, I was impressed by the decorated tables, the incredible
silent and live auctions, the lively tunes played by the Share A Tune Club and the
wonderful service the youth provided.  They waited on each table taking orders
and bringing out delicious spaghetti donated by the Wild Horse.  It was quite a night!

Working alongside the youth was Cristina Archie, youth director for the
Williamson County Red Cross.  She commented on the evening,

“Our youth volunteers know the importance of their role in our community, our
country and around the world. When they learned that there are children who
are not vaccinated against the measles and that it costs less than $1 to
vaccinate those children against this debilitating and deadly disease
through the International Measles Initiative, they decided to take action.
They also realize that our youth program here at the Williamson County Red
Cross requires financial responsibility. So they combined these two causes
and planned an event that would benefit both. They solicited donations for
our silent and live auction, they promoted the event with fliers and by word
of mouth and they signed up to work wherever they were needed. No job was
too messy or too boring. They did whatever was asked of them. And keep in
mind, these kids are in school as well as many extracurricular activities.
How they find the time, I do not know. But they do and they did and because
of them our event was a huge success.”

Contributing to their success was the support of the community.  Among the
guests that attended was former Titan, Troy Fleming.  He came to show his
support to these youth and their vision.  If you are interested in learning more
about how you can become involved with the Williamson County Red Cross
please go to

Dinner & A Shot was a great success, and the youth from Page High School,
Franklin High School, Centennial High School, Ravenwood High School,
Independence High School
and Battle Ground Academy did an excellent job. 
I cannot wait to see what these youth continue to do.   They are great role models
for our community as they selflessly seek to help others. 

Thank you, Williamson County Red Cross Youth for all of your hard work!