Thank you, Thank you! Let me count the ways…

To WCCR’s wonderful volunteers, the Steering Committee, the Board, the artists, the donors of auction items and chairs, the photographer, the musicians, the MC’s, the auctioneer, restaurants & wine distributors, the sponsors, the media, and our supporters who came out to the Museo de los Niños on September 1st to raise funds for WCCR’s education programs.

We can’t thank you enough!



You can view photos of the event online!

It was a night filled with fun and excitement, one to be remembered for years to come! You can find all the photos from A Night at the Museum on Picasa. Just click on the button below to view the gallery.

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[dropcap4]T[/dropcap4]he evening of September 1st we held our annual fundraiser at the Children’s Museum. The tremendous efforts of the Event Steering Committee (Roslyn Beswick, Michele Còté, Elena Austermúhle, Joan Dewar, Bonnie Murry, Sylvia Prince, Grace Woodman, Barbara Freeman, and Margie Arias) which began nine months before this day, were finally coming to fruition. The Salon was beautifully prepared and decorated with the Sensational Chairs and Other Items arranged amongst the round tables for our guests.

The food was delicious and plentiful from our donors, Aya Sofia, Deli Arte Cartering, Muro-Ji, Lekkerland, Saga, Hotel Bougainvillea, Jürgens, Resatuarante, Tin Jo, Coopedota coffee, red wine and white wine partially donated by distributors (Wagner, Importadora Jogran, S.A., Grupo Pampa,S.A., Sabores Argentino, S.A.) and soft drinks provided by WCCR. The Columbian band, Al Galope, was entertaining us with their traditional music.

A total of 203 tickets were purchased. We raised about $11,500. There may be more funds coming in with the sale of the 2013 Sensational Chairs Calendars.

I wish to thank the artists who donated their time to paint or decorate a chair. Also thanks go to all of those who solicited Silent Auction items and door prizes and to those who donated them. I wish to thank the many volunteers who helped before, during, and after the event. Thanks also go out to our Sponsors for this event Barry Schwartz and Do the Right Thing Foundation, La Republica, Libros Para Todos, Mundanzas Mundiales, Sleep Inn, Bonnie Murry, Gary Hang Lee, Linda Manoll and Frans Lamers, Susan Tessem, Victoria Schwarz, Cariari County Club, Costa Rica Country Club, Plaza Major, San José Indoor Club, Alquileres 2000, Banco National de Costa Rica, Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce, Distribuidora Quirós & Retana S.A., Martin González and Jaime Barreto, Tamarindo Pacific Interiors, and Vivero El Zamorano/Don Ernesto Cordero. Special thanks to Ian Dewar, Joan Ritchie Dewar, Fotos de Juanita, Photography for the You Tube Video Production and to Editus, 360 Tresesenta for donating the video music.

Many thanks from all of us to Joan Dewar for bringing the idea of the Sensational Chairs to us in the first place and then following through with every detail imaginable, handling the publicity, and utilizing all forms of media to get the word out to the public. Thanks to all others for your participation and support!

Margie Arias
Event Chair 2012

2012 Sensational Chairs
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