~ from Shannon McNeal
TELLABRATION!™ 2012 was a wonderful performance and attendance was 153! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. The performers were amazing and everyone seemed to have a lovely time in the space.
A special thank you goes to: Anthony and Kristin Vinson for handling the sound system and decorating the stage; Sarah Beth Nelson and Marilyn Bowden for taking care of the ticket table; John Beavin for the cashbox, the signs and handling the SOS resource table; and Cynthia Rintye for helping Andy Offutt Irwin with his merchandise sales. Harriet Day helped set up, break down and take tickets at the door. Thanks also to Jonah McDonald, Anthony Vinson, Anne Wallace, Ann Ritter, Janice Butt and Cynthia Rintye for performing pro bono for The Friends School, which allowed SOS to use the school’s space for this event at no cost.
There was also some great representation from many of our Cluster groups (especially the Southern Crescent and Atlanta clusters). Cynthia Rintye tapped the “Andy connection” to sell a lot of tickets, and Betty Ann Wylie sold a mass of tickets! [Editor’s note: Thanks also to Shannon for, in Anthony Vinson’s words, her” extensive preplanning and careful delegation” and a “stellar job as director” of the program.]