The internationally known car auctioneer Barrett-Jackson teamed up with the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp on June 23 in Costa Mesa to produce a lively summer event billed as "Cowboys, Cars & Stars."
Who could resist an invitation like that? The evening party unfolded at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, attracting 250 donors and raising an impressive $190,000. The proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children cared for by Childhelp.
This was the second annual Drive the Dream event for Childhelp. Arriving guests in their cowboy duds mingled with a selection of the amazing automotive collection going up for auction under the Barrett-Jackson hammer. Nothing like a vintage vehicle stirs memories of youth.
Chaired by super-dedicated Childhelp leaders Patti and Jim Edwards and Diana and Chris Miner, the evening also featured the talented "American Idol" finalist Casey James on guitar with vocals, and a hot new trio in from Nashville, Stealing Angels.