Picture Day with the Gulf South Photography Project
At least once every year, the Gulf South Photography Project comes to the Harry Tompson Center for a full day of pictures and fun. Any guest is able to sign up for a photo shoot complete with their picture and a frame free to take home with them. Jim Belfon heads up this service while training young budding photographers the ins and outs of doing a photo shoot. This time, he also invited accompanist Morikeba, originally from West Africa, to set the mood with his instrument, the kora. We hope you enjoy these pics as much as we enjoyed taking them!
Our Hoops for Harry's Homeless Gala Was A Big Hit!
For all who were able to attend the 2012 "Hoops for Harry's Homeless" Gala, you witnessed what a fun and successful evening it was. We are happy to report that the event raised $85,000 for the Center, which amounts to about a quarter of our yearly operating budget. During the evening, our Gala supporters enjoyed great food, company, and other special events. Many volunteers worked hard to make this event possible, more than we could possibly name here. To all of you, we at the Harry Tompson Center send our heartfelt gratitude. To all who supported the Gala, your gifts and presence make it clear how important it is to you to help the homeless of our community. It is because of all of you that we are able to continue providing vital, quality services to our most vulnerable citizens. So from all of us here at the Harry Tompson Center, thank you!
What a way to beat the heat -- a nice cold snowball! That was what the guests at the Tompson Center experienced on Tuesday, June 29. Plum Street Snowball served their treats to 175 guests and staff. We are grateful to Emile and Annabelle Netzhamer whose generosity made this treat possible. We look forward to a day in July and one in August for a repeat performance!