The Annual Canvas For Kids Charity Auction Goes Live in One Week!
Written by KHYI 95.3 on November 20, 2015
We are a short 7 days away from KHYI’s annual Canvas For Kids Charity Auction! We have, in our possession, paintings from Cody Canada, Willy Braun, Zane Williams, Matt Hillyer, Josh Grider, Paul Thorn, Jamie Lin Wilson and Zak Waddell (from The Bachelorette) and are expecting more! Get ready to bid on their paintings for the best Christmas present ever for your family or friends while helping out a great organization!
We are extremely grateful for Pat Green this year. While he won’t have anything up for auction, he made a HUGE contribution. He bought a bigger canvas than we supplied and his own paints. He did a painting of The Luckenbach Moon (poem below) and was ready to ship it to us when a friend of his decided he HAD to have it. When Pat explained what it was for, the friend made an offer of a $1000 donation to Canvas For Kids. We want to thank Pat and his buyer for an amazing jump start to the Canvas For Kids Auction!
The Luckenbach Moon by Hondo Crouch
Nuthin’ much happened in Luckenbach this month,
‘Cept the potato chip man came by.
Then there was the moon.
We try to tell folks who come by here to look at our town
What a big, mean moon we have
But nobody’ll believe it.
And last night it showed off.
The greatest ever.
It just hung there, darin’ you to look at it,
Makin’ silhouettes into things and things came alive.
It even shined plumb to the bottom of the canyon,
Under bluffs and plopped dark doughnuts ’round the bottom of
trees on top of the mountain.
A kind of moon that makes haunted houses uglier
And ugly girls prettier.
And little animals see farther and feel closer together.
Brave weeds even rose up to look ’round for lawn mowers.
Grandpa sat up in bed and said, “What’s that?”
And the hair on Grandma’s legs stood on end, he said.
On moonbrite nites like this, big eyed deer
Tiptoe into larger openings and they can dance better ’cause they can see where the rocks are at.
Their prancin’ gets fancier and freer because they know mans
not there to darnpen the dance.
This kind of moonshine makes you crazy if you sleep in it,
But I think you’re crazy not to try it.
Momma even slept with the baby to protect it and I
Flounced in bed even in a thick rock house.
And when I went outside to see what was the matter
Somethin’ scared cold chills up my back.
Everything was standin’ at attention over new shadows.
Then what was that that moved?
Probably just a Nuthin’.
You know, a big full moon like ours is kinda like a person:
It needs help to show off, and last nite
All the clouds stayed home on purpose
to create a great solo.
We can’t stand an encore!
It takes too much out of you.
Those who saw the moon said they could smell it.
One said it tasted like sin.
The quietness at the parkside road was deafenin’
And the little single couple sittin’ there touched
the backs of their hands together.
` `Scare Me ! ‘ ‘
We’ve been tellin’ strangers who come to Luckenbach
`Bout our Moon,
But I know they won’t believe that
We have such a big moon
For such a small town.
This year’s proceeds will benefit Sons of the Flag and in particular the Water Brigade. Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors by providing funding for innovative research. The Water Brigade in particular works with child burn victims. Their mission is to be the one stop resource for burn camps across the nation to help in any capacity they can. This is a cause that is near and dear to us at KHYI and we hope that you will join in and help us.
Check back for more details soon!