- Event Featured a Heart-filling Evening of Songs and Stories from Nashville Songwriting Legends Aaron Barker and Allen Shamblin
EDWARDS, Colo.–March 21, 2018- Last Friday night, Vail Christian High School’s (VCHS) first independent fundraising event in its twenty-year history raised more than $260,000. Money raised at the event, coined Nashville Legends Live!, will go to fund academics, art, athletics, student scholarships and continued education for teachers at VCHS.
“On behalf of myself and our current and future students and staff, I would like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who made this event the success that it was. We couldn’t have done it without the generous donors, sponsors, volunteers and students who gave freely of their time and resources. It’s very humbling,” said Steve O’Neill, head of school at VCHS. “I’d also like to thank Aaron Barker and Allen Shamblin for sharing their uplifting and stories and songs. Their insights and music set the perfect mood for the event.”
Nashville Legends Live! was held at Arrabelle at Vail Square where attendees took part in an “Old West” Parlor Reception complete with Black Jack and Roulette tables early in the evening during the event’s cocktail reception and silent auction. Throughout dinner and before and after the live auction, Barker and Shamblin had the attendees in rounds laughter and teary emotion as they performed songs that they wrote for county music superstars including George Strait, Randy Travis, Bonnie Raitt and Rascal Flatts.
Live auction items included luxury items, like a women’s Rolex Tudor watch donated by Betteridge and a Beretta 868 Silver Pigeon shotgun, to unforgettable experiences like a seven-night stay and play in Pittormie Castle in St. Andrews, Scotland and a trip to Four Seasons in Hualalai, Hawaii.
Located in Edwards, Vail Christian High School is a co-ed private school that offers a four-year college preparatory program for students in grades 9 through 12. The school opened in the fall of 1998 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. With small classes, dedicated and passionate faculty and an academically rigorous curriculum, VCHS is the top choice for college-bound students and their families.
To learn more about enrolling your child in VCHS for the 2018-19 school year or beyond, please call 970-926-3015 x4125.
With much Appreciation to our Sponsors!
BARRY AND CINDY DONOHO
BOB AND SHERYL ENGLEBY
JON AND NANCY TELLOR
THE CARSLON FAMILY
THE PORTER FAMILY
JOHN AND PAM HORAN-KATES
FRANK J. AND PATRICIA C. LYNCH
TEACHER TABLE SPONSORS
SPRUCE DESIGN GROUP
SCOTT AND JENNIFER STICKSEL
With much Appreciation to our Underwriters!
OLD TIME JAIL
LEGENDS PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT
Richard and Maureen Schulze
HIGH NOON SALOON DJ
Barbee and Dan Riehl
With Much Appreciation! “Gifts in Kind”
3 Barrel Ranch
Leigh Ann Van Fossan
James Van Fossan
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
PSAV Audio and Video