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HALO – 2024 Art Auction, “Defying the Odds”

Investing in youth like Caylin is at the heart of what HALO does. Providing a family foundation, shelter, a safe place to sleep, and skills is just the beginning of how this organization helps homeless young people. The HALO Art Auction, “Defying the Odds” will be held on February 24th at The Midland Theatre to support this amazing mission. The action-packed evening will feature silent and live auctions, special guests, musical performances, and much more. A livestream version will be available also, so that the Caylin documentary premiere can be enjoyed by all. Cheryl and Marty Bicknell, Mara and Billy Hodes, and Becky and Bill Krueger are the 2024 honorary co-chairs.

HALO alum Caylin, featured in the documentary titled Caylin; posed with Rebecca Welsh, HALO founder.


David and Jacquelyn Smart and 2023 Honorary Co-chairs Missy and Bill Love with Sarah Smart and Joe Cutcher


2023 Honorary Co-chairs Trey and Rebecca Bowen


Nakeshia Rowell and Alfonso Bortone


Eric Williams, dance competition winner, will return to the event this year to defend his title!

Featured in the January 27, 2024 issue of The Independent. 
Photo credit: Sofia Belhouari


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