Howard at Philly Future::
Well, Project H.O.M.E.‘s inaugural Young Friends Event appears to have been a smashing success, going off last night without a hitch. For those who missed it, there are photos, as our resident shutterbug Albert Yee was live on the scene; so were several other members of the Philly Future team. The picture to the right signifies one of several highlights from the evening, as Lasheild Myers read “The Never Ending Story”, an uplifting poem reflecting her experience with Project H.O.M.E.
The list of recognizable faces in the crowd included the likes of City Councilman Darrell Clarke and IBEW Local 98 chief John
Dougherty. But perhaps the largest contingent of local personalities was from Philly’s burgeoning online scene. Among them were five representatives from Philly Future, as well as other online luminaries from sites like Philly1.com, Philly IMC and Young Philly Politics.
The program was enlightening, and the silent auction included bidding on everything from gift certificates, sports tickets and memorabilia to a bona fide Mummers costume. And the room was practically buzzing with conversation all night.
But the real message of the night was the one printed across the foot of the banner:
“None of us are home until all of us are home.”Be sure to also check out some Albert’s early thoughts on the evening, as well as his Flickr set of images from the event.