On Friday, November 9, alumni, parents, and friends gathered for the second annual Circle event. This year's event attendance surpassed last year's inaugural event. In fact, ticket sales had to be cut off in the week prior to the event, so get your 2013 tickets early! After President Howard and Michael Palmore '97, the Richmond Club president, welcomed guests to the event, Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts began playing familiar favorites that span generations of Hampden-Sydney men.
Between sets, guests participated in a live auction with fantastic items, including front row seats to any Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game, a golf trip to Ireland, wine tasting in Napa, and vacation packages to Jackson Hole, Costa Rica, and Corolla. For the sportsmen in the group there were hunting and fishing trips, even a "Sunday Funday" package, whose winner will enjoy an afternoon shooting skeet with cigars on a plantation near Richmond followed by a bourbon tasting, and steak dinner-with limousine transportation for 8 to and from the outing.
As the band rocked through the second set and into the night, members of The Circle Committee, Matt Anderson '04, Jason Angus '97, Deane Cheatham '88, Berkeley Edmunds '95, Bill Flowers '71,Charlie Guthridge '68, John Hopper '89, Whitey Lipscomb '66, Michael Palmore '97,Will Shumadine '94, Stephen Spraker '97, Tom Walker '77, and John Wyatt '92 celebrated another successful event.
Proceeds from the event go to The Circle Internship Fund, The Circle Endowed Scholarship, and a 'Welcome to The Circle' event for freshmen. Save the date now for next year's event: Friday, November 15, 2013. Register early! The Circle 2013 is already shaping up to be another sell out.