Last Saturday evening was the 23rd annual Hospice Christmas tree auction in Prineville, Oregon. What an honor and pleasure it was for Studio Jay to provide the sound for the event for the second year. For the auction of 2013, the event moved to the indoor arena at the Crook County Fairgrounds and it was decided that professional sound would be a must for the MC, the auctioneers, the bidders, and guests. Studio Jay helped make that auction a success and was invited back this year. It goes without saying that Hospice is a wonderful organization. Its staff and volunteers offer compassion and support to patients whose earthly lives are nearing the end, and for their loved ones. Funds from our yearly Hospice auction are used to help those in need who may not have insurance or the financial means necessary for end-of-life care. I'm proud to report that the 2014 Hospice Christmas tree auction was the most successful ever. Our small but generous community raised over $100,000 in one evening! It was an enjoyable and humbling experience for Tom and I to be a part of this event and look forward to being there in 2015.