Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hometown SUPPORT!

WOW! That is all I have to say about the turnout that we had at the 2012 Round Top Carmine Round Up! Just to give you an idea we had OVER 160 registered bidders!! We had OVER 160 items in the LIVE Auction, OVER 65 in the SILENT auction & raised OVER $23,000 in the LIVE AUCTION alone! UMMM...I'd say SUCCESS!!! They sold 800 MEAL tickets!! There's only like 103 people in CARMINE...maybe 98 in ROUND TOP so....WAY TO BE PEOPLE!!

For the 1st year....the EVENT was OUTSTANDING. A MILLION Thanks to all the BIDDERS, DONORS, & VOLUNTEERS that made this happen. Another HUGE THANKS to the Board of Directors, School, & Faculty! There are definitely areas for GROWTH & CHANGE, but all in all the EVENT was AWESOME!!

I know that some people are not quite sure what it was all about. This is going to HELP keep our wonderful little 1A SCHOOL open!! The funds will help create new programs like BAND & ART that are NEW to our school - in turn GENERATING INTEREST from parents to send their kiddos here. 100% of the $$ raised goes RIGHT BACK to the SCHOOL.

Jason Aldean's song: "Tattoos on this Town." says it BEST! If you haven't heard it....you should listen. Like every person @ every school....There were times that were kind of tough & maybe a little trying, BUT it shaped & molded us into WHO WE ARE. BELIEVE ME....there was WAY more GOOD than bad! I wish I could have taken pictures of the CROWD. I'm tellin' you.... if you could bottle & sell the PRIDE, LOVE, SUPPORT, TENACITY & STRENGTH of my little HOMETOWN area, we'd all make a FORTUNE.

I want to give a SHOUT OUT to DAN KEEN HORSEMANSHIP! They had a FANTASTIC turn-out & the KIDS LOVED the EXHIBIT! Be sure to CHECK OUT THE LINK!

Thanks Cindy Matthijetz Photography for the picture!
I'd also like to say CONGRATS to the 2012 HOMECOMING Basketball Beau - Mr. Weyand & QUEEN - Ms. Shelby. Another CONGRATS to the ALUMNI Boys & Current Varsity Girls Basketball TEAM!! ALL teams played HARD & sure made it EXCITING to watch.

My Sugar Britches (KYLE) still had it in'm. Here he's on the court with Chris Simpson & Reese Goebel. Thanks Cody Schley for the pics :). 
Thanks ALSO for helping watch Little Miss Kylee while I was  callin'  bids Saturday!  Her and those puppies...
On another note. I want to PERSONALLY THANK EVERYONE for the amount of SUPPORT you guys  CONTINUE to give me in this AUCTIONEER JOURNEY! It has SERIOUSLY turned into SO MUCH MORE than what I EVER expected & feel VERY BLESSED to be able to SHARE it with people....& make some $$$ along the way! I wouldn't even be doing this if it wasn't for UNCLE MELE (MELVIN) so cut him a little slack. I know ya'll are just pickin' on him, but he has SO MUCH EXPERIENCE...I've got a long way to go to catch up. I'm so PROUD to think of how much $$ he has helped NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS raise throughout his LIFETIME & how HARD he WORKS to get his CUSTOMERS TOP DOLLAR for their LIVESTOCK. I think we make a heck of a TEAM :)!

Even when times are a little tough it makes me feel....just so BLESSED to be where I am, have the FRIENDS I have, KNOW who I know, & have the OPPORTUNITIES that I've been given.

GOD BLESS you all & way to BUCK UP BABY!! I'm PROUD to be a CUBETTE!


  1. Awesome post Heather~!! Thanks for the shout out to DAN KEEN HORSEMANSHIP! We were happy to be there and be a part of the support team!! The turn-out and generosity of everyone was amazing! What a wonderful community we live in! We are all so BLESSED! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  2. Just wanted to say- you're in! The giveaway doesn't end till Sunday! Thanks for popping over! Lovin' that small town- Our little community raised over 23K for a boy with cancer in my sons class- that's just one story of many! Things don't happen like that just anywhere. BTW my 11 yr old daughter wants to learn to auctioneer! Will they let her?

    Kind Regards,
    Kasse D.

  3. It sounds like a great success & Kylie is just adorable : )

  4. That is amazing to see small town rural communities. Congrats on your hard work too!

  5. Heather, I commend you for your effort and hard work in support of your school. We need our little schools! Congrats on your auction! = )