Absolutely WONDERFUL is how it could be defined but it would still be an understatement. Eggshibition XX (http://www.eggshibition.org) was a very unique event that benefited an organization called Youth Home (http://www.youthhome.org) in Arkansas. This year marked Eggshibition’s 20th year of helping the Youth Home. This was my first year as a host and it was a true pleasure and honor.
This year’s hosts / MC’s were the wonderful Christina Munoz of Ch. 7 and lil ol’ me Michael “Doc” Davis an actor and comedian. I guess this made it a kind of a Beauty and the Cheese mix. HAHAHA!!! Christina brightened the stage and event with her wonderful smile, personality and presence. She and I cut some jokes back and forth, had some fun on the mic. and also off stage in the crowd. I had such a great time working with her and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
To see so many people completely fill the floor of the Jack Stephens Event Center was moving to say the least. Everyone so openly gave of their money by bidding on the artwork, gift baskets, the opportunity to win the golden egg, and the premier live auction items. The eggs were beautiful and the passion of the artists to help was clearly infused in every piece. The gift baskets were superb and they also overflowed with the love of those that put them together. In everyone’s eyes it was easy to see that each and every person understood the needs of the Youth Home families and children.
The live auction had Jay Atkins (Pro Auctioneer) at the mic. Jay can really build the energy in auctions and bidders. There were trips to Las Vegas, Rio, New York, unique Hotel Stays, Cowboy Football Packages, Razorback Packages and so much more.
The event would never have been possible if it wasn’t for those that put it together. All of the volunteers of Eggshibition, the local media, the gift basket makers, egg artists, those that donated the live auction items, UALR, the corporate sponsors, organizational involvements for food, drinks (Glaziers), and sound and lights (Central Arkansas Entertainment). To find out more about those involved and how you can help, you can go to the Youth Home website at http://www.youthhome.org. A HUGE thanks and admiration goes out to all of them!!!
A very special thank you goes to Erin Jester, Bill Asti and Larry Betz for making me a part of such a wonderful event and cause. I also want to thank my buddy Grant Morris for taking some great photos that you can find on http://www.comediandoc.com.
Until next time… always look for ways to make someone smile and I’ll see you all at the next event.
Michael "Doc" Davis (Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Event Host / MC)