Auction Info...All I know is that I am running in slo-mo this morning.. what a great time.. Darrell number 13 is now in the books, and I am already looking forward to number 14.. great job!!!
The auction has been mentioned in a few of the other posts, and I have been trying to figure out what to write about it that would give everyone a good idea of who it was from and what was decided to do with the funds raised.
First, when I got there Friday morning, I noticed a lot of fuselages and boxes under the canopy at show center... a bit later Darrell brought me a letter that he said was for me.. as I read the letter, a lot of mixed emotions ran through my head... it was from a fellow scale modeler and extremely talented builder, that after several "not so pleasant experiences" (putting it very mildly), had chosen to leave the hobby...
In my book, this was a major loss for the scale community, but those that contributed to his loss of interest/passion know who you are, and I hope that you all learn that someone trying to understand and learn by asking questions, and then turning it around and taking the time to create posts and videos from the info that he acquired so as to help others is NOT A BAD THING... Somehow, I do not see where he had done anything to be treated as he was..
After reading the letter, and understanding that he wanted to send just about everything he had that was related to the hobby to me to do with what I thought was best(I cannot explain how I felt about him choosing me to do this!!)... after some discussion with Darrell and a couple of others that were friends with David, we chose to hold an auction, and donate the funds to a group that really deserves any and all the assistance they can possibly get.. to that end, the Wounded Warriors Project was selected...
Well, with all of that said... on Saturday afternoon, we all took a break from the flying and gathered at show center, and the auction began... when it was over, a total of $5,855.00 had been raised(a BIG THANK YOU to all for your generosity).. These funds will be sent this week by Darrell in a donation under the name of David Lyons (known here as flynlyons2).. somehow, this helped to make his donations to our hobby, feel as if he was still able to do something good, which is all he was ever about.
Thank You to all that made this a large success... Stan
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