|KC, Mel and Kathleen|
Photo by Mike Sorenson
Bill and Kathleen don't want to be in the limelight. They remind me a lot of Chuck and June Otte, who put on the Sammy Fund event for many years with an awesome group of volunteers. Chuck and June would rather dig a hole and hide than deal with the many responsibilities and public demands of having a huge fundraiser. Yet they did it for years and years with dignity and class.
So yesterday at the Bursic home, the fabulous and legendary "Patio 910," Cori Lyssy and I performed as part of a Humane Society fundraiser deal struck with Craig Freeman. We had a blast. The thing I noticed the most as both Bill and Kathleen bustled around making food, serving beverages and chatting with people was a sense of relief. There is an incredible amount of work that goes into doing big events, and the Bursics will tell you their friends deserve extra credit.
Maybe so, but I want them to know I respect them and appreciate them more and more. The air was coming out of the balloon on a Sunday afternoon, and you could just see it escaping.
It was an honor to be a part of it.