Before we forget, we wanted thank a few people for their contribution to the Art & Ale event that we put on, particularly in reference to the beautiful axe (on the left) that was auctioned off for charity. The guitar was donated by local musician, guitar aficionado, and friend of the C.O.T., Ryan Emry. Emry had already purchased the guitar to help a friend low on cash, then he turned around and donated it to a good cause, with all of the money going to the charity. Emry teamed up with his friend, artist Emily Konkol, who sanded down the guitar and added her own artistic touch to create a one-of-a-kind instrument. Many bid on the guitar at the event, but when all was said and done, the highest bid went to Boise-native, Keaton Matlock (pictured below in the black beanie). We want to give big thanks to Keaton for his support. Overall the event raised over $150 for the Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Art. Again, we thank these good people so much for their donations.
|That's Keaton in the black beanie|
Finally, we would also like to thank Doyle's Broadway Music, who graciously helped fix/tune up the donated guitar, free of charge. Why would you go to Guitar Center when you have such a wonderful, family-owned local music shop right on Broadway. If you want to buy a new instrument or need one repaired, think local, and head down to Doyle's.