ATLANTA – On Friday, August 28, 2020, Skyland Trail hosted the tenth annual Southern Shindig virtually. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, and silent auction, more than $44,000 was raised for Skyland Trail’s financial aid and treatment programs. Skyland Trail treats adolescents ages 14–17 and adults 18 and up who are struggling with psychiatric illnesses.
Virtual attendees enjoyed stand-up comedy from Aaron Weber. Participants also enjoyed and participated in bidding on silent auction items ranging from jewelry and art to unique experiences at local restaurants and much more, all generously donated by companies and individuals in the community.
The event was organized by a volunteer host committee led by event chairs India Waters and Farley and Matt Sirockman. Other host committee members include: Alison & Will Blue; Ashley & Adam Cronk; Maddie & Connor Davidson; Katherine & Jason Deere; Morgan & Mike DiOrio; Kristie & Royce Eldridge; Kwynn & Chris Everest; Laura & Robert Friddell; Ruth Fuqua; Paige Gibson; Luka Heintzman; Anne & John Hobart; Catherine & Kenny Kraft; Mary-Kate & Dorian Lamis; Louise & Charlie Loudermilk; Jack McGrew; Allison & Chris Reagan; Jordan Riley; Allison Rosenbaum; Mark Shaw Jr.; Brady Sumner; Caroline & Bill Weimar; and Tyler & Robby Wynne.
Southern Shindig was made possible by support from an anonymous presenting sponsor and gold sponsors Mrs. Marge Sumner, Beech Valley Solutions, and Printpack. Additional sponsors contributing to Southern Shindig include silver sponsors: anonymous; Betts C. Love; the Fuqua Family; the Richard and Karen Parker Family Charitable Fund; the Sands Family Charitable Fund; Southern Construction Fence, Scofflaw Brewing, and STEMTutorScott.com. Bronze sponsors included Libby & Brooks Barge; Ironwood-A Marsh & McLennan Agency; Carla Knobloch; Catherine & Kenny Kraft; Louise & Charlie Loudermilk; Message Gears; McGrew Miller Bomar & Bagley, LLC; Farley & Matt Sirockman; Diana & Mark Tipton; Cathy Waters; Caroline & Bill Weimar; and Tyler and Robby Wynne.