(Community Matters) Super 25th year celebration for AIDS Services of Austin last night at the W Hotel. Dara Gray, Tim Young, Laura Merritt and Joah Spearman produced a top notch evening. Lew Aldridge and Tana/Joe Christie stood out as honorary co-hosts. Very nice that President Obama recognized in a letter the good work of ASA’s staff & volunteers these 25 years. Loved being reminded of Paul Clover (was a miss that didn’t include Michael Fakenthall). And, of course, especially fond of the shout out to Charles Santos & the Austin Festival of Dance. Many kudos to all the staff & volunteers who made this happen, especially Paul Scott & Marianne De Leon.
Steven and I enjoyed sharing a table with Charles Santos, Rickie Bond, George & Cindy Santos, John Phillip & Francis Santos, and Amy & Kirk Rudy.