I've decided to blog each photo and an accompanying blurb about the benefit in a series of separate entries. They're all here now, in this entry and 4 or 5 following.
After Teri and family arrived in a stretch limo, compliments of Larry's Limousine Service in St. Joseph, Illinois, her second surprise of the day was presented. 20 balloons with prayers tied to them, written by her friends and family. Everyone was handed one, and on the count of 3, they were released to the skies. There's a movie on the website.
If you're not familiar with Tolono, you can see from this photo that the event was held in a small town. Radmakers is just over the track next to the stoplight. Yes, THE stoplight in Tolono. I think that it makes the success of the event an even more spectacular story. We had big-city turnout in this very small town, last Sunday afternoon.