19 February 2005: Chiangmai, Thailand
Music! Comedy! Magic! Dinner!
FERC's 6th Annual Benefit
for Srinehru Hmong and Nampu
Baan Wongmalee, Chiangmai
An entertainment extravaganza
under the stars near Chiangmai, our 6th Annual
Benefit Gala had stars from around the block and
across the globe. Proceeds of almost a half million baht ($12,500) has
built new toilets, restored
a septic system and enlarged the canteen for Srinehru Hmong School high
on Doi Pui mountain, and bought library materials, computer and education
supplies for Nampu Thai School near Lamphun as well as provided
scholarships for many orphans who have lost their families to AIDS.
provided the 200 folks who attended complementary wine, a succulent
buffet from the Amari Rincome Hotel, a chance to win the choice door
prize, non-stop festivities with comedy, pop/jazz concert with Grammy
Award Winner Barbara Bailey Hutchison, tenor extraordinaire Antoine Garth and
comedy/music from Scott Jones, a magic show with disappearing dogs, a sweet
performance by the Hmong school children from Srinehru School, a silent and live auction for
valuable goods and services, fireworks and fire lanterns plus dancing to Music Man!
The Gala climaxed with a
bang and the band! The concert finale
song Give and Live was performed by Barbara, Scott and the band Music
Man before the sky filled with amazing fireworks donated by Keng
Wongmalee as Music Man packed the dance floor with hits from the 60s to
90s! It was a great success enjoyed by all.
News stories of Gala and
donations online. Chiangmai Mail
Newspaper coverage of the Gala and the presentation of scholarships and
funds to Nampu School in Lamphun is online at:
Next FERC Gala Benefit
in February 2006! We're beginning our
plans for our next event here in Chiangmai and researching various
candidates to receive proceeds from the event. If
you'd like to help with the event or donate goods and services for our
auctions and raffles, please contact Scott Jones at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see
you at our benefit in November!
Give and Live: The Song
wherever you go folks are in need
people to clothe and kids to feed,
to teach to read
pawns in the path of one more war
or tsunami waves that waste the shore
they're at death's door
to love means to give
to give means to live
just give all you can
if you really want to live
give and live
the more you give
the more you live
you're lucky when you can lend a hand
to lift someone up and help them stand or understand
you can save lives though you're not there
there're plenty of ways to show you care and ways to share
the change in your hand can change the child
whose family died when AIDS ran wild and she was exiled
now she’s a slave of poverty
why should she pay for her parent's deeds
while her heart bleeds?
© 2005 Scott Jones
Previous DAY TO
There's more to give than money.
28 November 2004: Children's Garden, Doi Saket,
FERC's First Give and Live Benefit
September - October 2004: Chiangmai,
Two years ago I wasn't sure I'd live two more minutes.
27 July 2004: Sansai, Thailand
Day to Day has become month to month.
21 March 2004: Chiangmai, Thailand
& R and R & R for the R:
rest, relaxation, roots and rubber for the
20 December 2003: Chiangmai and Pai,
Later DAY TO
Give-Live-Ride Thailand Charity
Motorcycle Ride 2007!
January 2007, All Over Northern Thailand
220,000 baht, fireworks, badminton and love!
16 November 2005, Children's Garden, Doi Saket, Thailand
Srinehru Hmong School Gets New Facilities!
15 October 2005, Khun Chang Khian, Thailand
FERC Give and Live Benefits USA Concert Tour
Raises One Million Baht for Thailand's Children
26 August - 6 October, 2005: All across America
Half a million baht was
at our 6th Annual Benefit Gala with non-stop activities near Chiangmai in
Grammy Award Winner
Barbara Bailey Hutchison
Best Solo Performer Award in the
USA college market, sixteen albums,
singer of McDonald’s and Hallmark TV
commercials! Her voice is powerful, her concerts always fresh and from the
Comedy and Music
FERC Board of Directors
CEO of Give and Live, Scott has
throughout the USA, released four albums of original music and comedy
but now plays in Thailand and writes his Life in the Laugh Lane column
for Chiangmai-mail Newspaper.
A singer in the classical,
musical theatre and jazz fields, Antoine has been featured soloist with many
prominent USA orchestras and has toured Southeast Asia.