The Hume Home Centennial Ball held on May 19, 2012 brought many people to raise money for a good cause. All dressed up in sequenced gowns, high heels, and jewelry the women were glamorous. Accompanied by their well groomed gentlemen in white dress shirts, black bow ties, black pants, and jackets.
It was an evening full of delightful food, great music, and ball room dancers. The elegant setting arranged perfectly for an auction to raise money for a good cause. With collectors, buyers, artist, sponsors, and others the event was considerably full.
Myself I donated 5 pieces of originally framed art.
Three of which sold that evening to art collectors. It was a tough crowd just as the auctioneer had stated. With the economy most were not as ready to purchase things even at low cost. A condominium on the ocean in Florida that was selling for a week stay for six had a difficult time going for $850.
The Hume Home of Muskegon, built by Thomas Hume, is the Lakeshore's historical option for assisted living. It is a Home away from Home. It provides assisted living housing for the retired and elderly.
I had such a lovely time. I hope in the future that people are more willing to donate to things such as this is for a good cause.