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IN SOCIETY

THE 30TH CELEBRATION OF

MANOS DE CRISTO GIVES THE GIFT OF HOPE AND POSSIBILY

EVEN AN UNEXPECTED, BRISK COLD NIGHT COULDN’T KEEP THE CROWD AWAY FROM THE 30TH CELEBRATION OF MANOS DE CRISTO AT THE ACL MOODY THEATER, APRIL 7, 2018. GUESTS HUDDLED TOGETHER AS THE OPEN BAR AND SILENT AUCTION TABLES PROVIDED PARTICIPATION IN WHAT WOULD BE A STELLAR EVENING RAISING OVER $200,000 FOR AFFORDABLE DENTAL, ADULT EDUCATION, AND EMERGENCY FOOD AND CLOTHING DIRECTLY IMPACTING THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY.

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kWRITTEN BY SANDRA RASCON, CO-FOUNDER OF AND

CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MICHAEL AUSTIN.

enerous silent auction bidding was brisk as Austin local businesses offered travel packages, beautiful jewelry by Kendra Scott, Wholefood’s packages, and more. When the doors opened, guests were treated to a nicely planned dinner complete with lavender lighting hue for ambience. Guests mingled, wine was generously refreshed, and a delicious dinner of roast beef and vegetables was served accompanied later by delightful chocolate desserts. Ron Oliveira and Yvonne Nava created a broadcast style program to tell the story of Manos de Cristo humble beginnings to what has become a great organization to provide basic health services and educational learning

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May / June 2018 InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential