Fundraiser at Double Wide Benefits Greenville Ave.Employee Who Lost Their Jobs in Fire

Man about town, Rawlins Gilliland, attended a fundraising event at Double Wide on Sunday night. He was so moved he sent this recap.

Last night’s fundraiser at the Doublewide that supported the employees of the four restaurant bars on Lower Greenville whose jobs were lost in last week’s fire. At 8:45, Angela Hunt arrived, in the last weeks of her pregnancy, speaking to the gathered and donating $500 of her personal money which was amazing. Then the auctions—- which included balloon rides over Dallas— and karaoke went on to raise several thousand dollars more, I heard between $7-8,000. The party didn’t wind until the lights came on at last call.  Host MC Reid Robinson was a great glue that kept the gig going throughout, singing a cover of Bowie’s ‘China Girl’ to the smashed-mouthed late crowd and everyone had a ball. I sang two songs (Hank William’s ‘I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You and Dobie Bros. ‘Minute by Minute’)and had 3 Blue Moons.  It’s great that in a short time this was tossed together. Hopefully, it’s the first of several fundraisers for this worthwhile group of shell-shocked service industry pros.