I would like to start by thanking all of the wonderful volunteer musicians and performers. You were absolutely fabulous. Then more thanks to the techs, silent auction donors, donating food vendors and just plain runners who made the Friends of the Riverfront fundraiser a rousing success. A giant shout out to Julie for coming all the way from New Mexico to help out. I’d also like to thank the DeLaSalle protesters for making the location easy to find. I got lost on my first trip to the Van Dusen but your sign waving and horn honking made it easy to find this time around. The donkey and chickens were a great addition as well. The biggest thank you goes to all of the citizens of Minneapolis and elsewhere who donated to the cause.