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HALO – Defying the Odds: A Livestream HALO Art Auction

HALO, which provides housing, healing, and education services to young people who are homeless, will hold Defying the Odds: A Livestream HALO Art Auction, on February 25th. Auctioneer Tanna Guthrie and Rebecca Welsh, the organization’s founder, will serve as hosts of the live auction, and Rebecca will also be the speaker. The event will feature live and silent auctions and the premiere of Ziere, a short film documentary, as well as musical performances and special guests. There will be a special appearance by members of the HALO Heat, a basketball team from Jefferson City, Missouri. Artwork by HALO’s clients will be included in the auction, in addition to donations by professional artists and others. 

Auctioneer Tanna Guthrie and Founder Rebecca Welsh will host the live auction.


Tenille Townes, special guest (Photo Credit: Matthew Berinato)


Meilene Robinette, Chelsea Tapken, Carly Schultze, Nicole Gerken, and Rebecca Welsh, all with HALO


From 2021: G. Love, special guest


From 2021: Marjai, a HALO alum, was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, who was a surprise special guest.


HALO Heat Members: (Front row) Ziere, Fabian, Cory, Antoine, and Mike (back row) Donna Stallings, HALO volunteer; with Henry, Jeremiah, Aaron, Nathan, Brayden, Henry, Jaquan, and DJ with Darian Pruitt, HALO

Read more in the January 22, 2022 issue of The Independent


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