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Anchor Point’s 6th Annual Celebrating Hope Virtual Gala

Still Waters Photography, Mary Blackwell
The Anchor Point Family Network will host their annual Celebrating Hope Gala virtually on both Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th 2020. This is the 6th year of this annual Gala that has sold out year after year with the help of sponsors like Mr. & Mrs. Kenny & Kristi Koncaba and Texan Bank. With the annual Celebrating Hope gala being held for the first time virtually, and with Co-chairs Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Shakiba alongside its founding Event Chairs, Texas State Representative Dr. & Mrs. Greg Bonnen this will prove to be another inspiring event broadcasting to a worldwide audience by partnering with KHEA Radio to livestream virtually across Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Anchor Point’s founding CEO, Debbie Simmons stated, “We are once again thrilled to have Trevor & Christina Shakiba as well as Dr. Greg & Kim Bonnen as Gala Co-chairs. Christina & Kim have both been long time faithful supporters and volunteers of the Anchor Point Family Network. We are so glad to have these two very dedicated, powerhouse couples for our first virtual gala this year.” The evening’s festivities include keynote speaker, author and humorist, Mike Williams. Mike is the youngest born of five to an inner-city family, his oldest brother was killed at seventeen, on the streets of Chicago and another brother was killed at seventeen in prison. His two sisters turned to alcohol and drugs, a turn for which they have never fully recovered. At the age of twenty-seven, he met his father for the first and last time. Mike was adopted by a Christian couple (YFC volunteers) who had been praying for a child for over twelve years... and the fun was just about to begin. This year's virtual gala supporters are committing to host 'Watch Parties' in their homes for up to 10 people. It includes a live pre-show and wrap-up with Raffle drawing on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 and a 2nd night 'replay with a 2nd Live wrap-up and Raffle drawing on September 18th, 2020. In-home catered dinner & desert options are available. The Anchor Point Family Network is available to help families thrive through our Obria Medical Clinic; The Hope Family Center and Excellent Minds Academy. Today’s families face many challenging issues, and since COVID-19, we have helped double the number of families. Anchor Point provides free and low cost well woman medical services, pregnancy and parenting support services, fatherhood initiatives, licensed therapy, family camps, special needs/trauma informed private education for children K-9 and recovery groups for women. Tickets are now on sale and ‘watch party’ hosting opportunities are available. To support Anchor Point by becoming a ‘watch party’ host, corporate sponsor, or purchase individual tickets please visit Anchor Point online at: [Organizer's description]

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