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Nexus Recovery Center throws haute house party for big-deal fundraising kickoff

Nexus Recovery Center throws haute house party for fundraising kickoff

Candice Romo, Allison Shelton, Whitney Brandon and Ryan Faulkner, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick off
Candice Romo, Allison Shelton, Whitney Brandon, Ryan Faulkner Photo by Bob Manzano
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy, Nexus Fund Appeal Annual Party
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy Photo by Bob Manzano
Leigh Bailey, Vincent Carrizales, Nexus Recovery Center Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Leigh Bailey, Vincent Carrizales Photo by Bob Manzano
Kristy Schenkel, Steve Schenkel, The Nexus Recovery Center
Kristy Schenkel, Steve Schenkel Photo by Bob Manzano
Allison Schelton, Bryan, Leslie Diers,  Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Allison Schelton, Bryan Diers, Leslie Diers Photo by Bob Manzano
Karen Cheetham, Susanne Marley, Carolyn Waghorne, Ramona Jones, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Karen Cheetham, Susanne Marley, Carolyn Waghorne, Ramona Jones Photo by Bob Manzano
David Thompson, Lee Thompson, Amy Thompson, Pat Thompson, Nexus Annual Appeal Kick Off
David Thompson, Lee Thompson, Amy Thompson, Pat Thompson Photo by Bob Manzano
Karen Rogers, Chuck Schwartz, Nicole Blythe, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Karen Rogers, Chuck Schwartz, Nicole Blythe Photo by Bob Manzano
Candice Romo, Allison Shelton, Whitney Brandon and Ryan Faulkner, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick off
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy, Nexus Fund Appeal Annual Party
Leigh Bailey, Vincent Carrizales, Nexus Recovery Center Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Kristy Schenkel, Steve Schenkel, The Nexus Recovery Center
Allison Schelton, Bryan, Leslie Diers,  Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
Karen Cheetham, Susanne Marley, Carolyn Waghorne, Ramona Jones, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off
David Thompson, Lee Thompson, Amy Thompson, Pat Thompson, Nexus Annual Appeal Kick Off
Karen Rogers, Chuck Schwartz, Nicole Blythe, Nexus Annual Fund Appeal Kick Off

More than 90 guests braved the fall showers to attend the 2013/2014 Nexus Annual Fund Appeal kickoff at the lovely Preston Hollow estate of Debbie and Michael Thompson.

This great group of service-minded people — including Candice Romo, Kristy and Steve Schenkel, Leigh Bailey, Vincent Carrizales, Karen Rogers, Chuck Schwartz, and Nicole Blythe — came together to begin their goal of raising $200,000 in two weeks for Nexus Recovery Center in honor of Peggy Thompson, who passed away earlier this year.

Peggy was a founding member of the Nexus auxiliary board and had a true passion for helping people in her community. The auxiliary is now 17 years strong and carries on her pursuits to help the women of Nexus who want to break the bonds of addiction. Peggy and Jere Sr. had seven children, including Michael and Jere Jr., who have been dedicated to making this fundraising goal a reality.

To launch this grand effort, the brothers handed a $30,000 check to the executive director of Nexus Recovery Center during the evening's announcements. Donations are also being accepted online.