On Friday, August 31st, at an intimate gathering of equals, the most heinous of crimes struck the Audrain Summer Gala that sent a shudder through our beloved community. Shortly after 9pm, a crime occurred. A crime so despicable that our children’s children will be telling the tale of that evening in hushed voices throughout the 5th Ward a hundred years from now.
During the auction portion of the evening, I briefly stepped away from my table to take a photo with some capital J Journalist friends when my $10 vintage aviator cruiser goggles with silver lenses, a silver frame and black padding were brutally stolen.
Here is the last known photo of the goggles.
Now I’m not saying that this gala was a ruse intended solely to steal my goggles but I’m not not saying that either.
So I come to you, hat in hand, asking for your generosity during this most difficult and troubling time.
So please. Can you find it in your heart to donate a nickel, a dime or maybe even $10,000?
**Also Halloween is just around the corner and those glasses were to serve as the magnificent centerpiece of my Halloween costume which would mean that I wouldn’t have to go as Howard Stern/Slash for the 4th year in a row.
Thank you for most generous donations.
– Christian Winthrop