September 20, 2012
Let's Roll The Red Carpet Out...It's That Time Again!
It IS that time of year again, when the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas rolls out their new calendar for the upcoming year! It's time for those calendar celebrities to put their best dress on, tie that tie and polish those shoes for it their time to walk the red carpet and feel like a star! This year they went ahead and put up a beautiful tent over the red carpet b/c they weren't sure what our weather was going to do. I chose to work the END of the red carpet this year instead of the beginning and as always I had a blast doing so! It is such a joy to be there and experience this wonderful event. Every year the local Down Syndrome Association here (DSACT) puts together a yearly calendar to raise revenue for their cause. They always combine a local Down Syndrome child with a celebrity for each month on the calendar and then they have a huge kick off party which is this gala. The children that star in the calendar for the year get the ultimate treatment at the gala. They arrive in limos, the crowd is screaming for them, the paparazzi is there (that's me!)photographing them as well as KVUE News. It is just the cutest thing you have ever seen! Some of the kids are very receptive to the whooping and hollering while others are quite shy by all the attention. Also, this year the photographer who volunteered ALL his time and photographed the entire calendar (which started in February!) is Bill Ledbetter from Image Eclectic Photography. He did a great job capturing everyone's personalities and putting together another beautiful calendar. It really is a great cause and if anyone feels moved in purchasing a calendar please click on over to DSACT and get yourself one!