For the folks of Hermann Missouri, coming together as a community is just a natural part of life. Tonight, a huge crowd of families from the surrounding area convened at Upper City Park in Hermann to raise money and awareness for the Celebration of Life Event. This was put on by the Hermann Area Crusade for Cancer. Their mission as a local fundraising group is dedicated to helping those in the community fighting cancer.
- Hermann Wurst Haus Catering – Mike Sloan, a local Wurstmeister, and his team setup a bountiful dinner made up of roast beef, cole slaw, potato salad, and baked beans. Once the festivities started, the line began to form and people were soon enjoying themselves some excellent Hermann Missouri cuisine.
- Silent Auction – While waiting for the event to officially kick-off, tables were setup around the outside of the pavilion with items for the silent auction. There were gift baskets, afghans, garden collectibles, and gift certificates gallore. Each set of prizes was donated by local businesses willing to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.
- Auction – After dinner was served, and the meal was starting to settle, the MC for the night began the auction for some amazing prizes and gifts. Some of the items included birdhouses in the shape of street lights, a one-hour flight over the Hermann area (which would have been any photographer’s delight), and there was even a prize for a birthday party bash at the Fire House.
- Other events that night were raffles for guns, massages for donations from Massage for Your Health, and Lion’s Club Kettle Corn, which is standard at virtually all Hermann Missouri events.
If the kids weren’t enjoying themselves with the food, they were at the petting zoo provided by LeBrell’s Barnyard Buddies. Meanwhile, teams were competing against each other in Minute To Win-It games. There were shirts for sale that benefitted the Hermann Area Crusade for Cancer, and a quilt raffle from the Girls With Their Tops Down group. Overall, the atmosphere was one of celebration. Life is a treasure and for those that have conquered cancer of been affected by it can certainly tell you how much it means that the community of Hermann was supporting them in this endeavor.