Like many of you, I am well acquainted with the not-so-glamorous side of being an adult. Waking before the sun rises to get myself and my kids ready for another day, being a stickler for “no T.V. until your homework is done,” cleaning up all kinds of nasty things in all kinds of places… As much as I’d like to stay burrowed under the covers until 9:00 am or not have to exclaim, “How did poop get here…AGAIN??” I recognize that Being The Adult means these are the things I just have to do. A lot.
A few times a year, though, I get to enjoy the more enchanting side of being a grownup. I get a little dressed up, put on some shoes that make a great clickity-clack sound on marble floors (like Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman running across rooftops in her awesome red boots – which is a very adult thing to fantasize about), and mingle with other nicely-dressed adults as we hold our wine and canapes, listen to live music, and engage in very intelligent…or perhaps very bawdy conversation.
And…[whisper]…there’s not a child in sight!
That, my friends, is the magical allure of the PMFS Auction Gala.
But, there’s more! You get to indulge your competitive side as you carefully decide what to bid on and then casually hover around your most coveted items so you can swoop in every time someone outbids you. You can also convince your date to keep an eye on who might be outbidding you while you refill your plate with tasty buffet treats. And then there’s the drama and excitement of the Live Auction. Will there be another bidding war between Father and Daughter Henninger this year?? You’ll have to see for yourselves on March 4th.
And, of course, there’s the warm feeling you get by supporting this very important fundraiser for this very special school. As I watch my children thrive at PMFS, I am grateful that we are part of this community and am more than happy to show my support by enjoying a glamorous adults-only evening.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 4, 6:00 pm
The Rotunda at Chestnut Hill College