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Alvis’ Ninth Annual Evening of Light took place at The Exchange at Bridge Park and was, once again, sold out. The event raised over $300,000 for the Alvis Family and Children’s Program. Matt Hartman, president of FST Logistics, and his wife, Stacy, chaired the event and kicked off the program. Denise M. Robinson, president, and CEO of Alvis, shared stories of lives turned around because of Alvis. Amelia Jeffers, Publisher, and Editor-in-chief of Sophisticated Living, returned to serve as auctioneer and emcee for the fund-a-need segment, both of which raised money to address the need for affordable recovery housing for women and children in the program. The audience of more than 300 watched a heartwarming video about the children of Alvis. Heidi, a program graduate, spoke about how the Alvis program helped her reconnect with her children and how Alvis helped her adapt her natural talents into a living wage job and begin studying to become an engineer. The Bobby Floyd Trio provided musical entertainment. Watch Evening of Light highlights or learn more about Alvis to see how you can become a part of turning lives around by visiting sl

1) Bozidar and Francis Janakievski, and Nikki and Tony Galiardi 2) Kim and Keith Shumate 3) Connie and Adam Luck

4) Deanna and Steve Stewart 5) Clay Rankin, Demicha Rankin, Tracy Stearns, and Keith Stevens 6) Dan and Sarah Rankin

7) Chris and Emily Garvey 8) Denise M. Robinson, Habiba and Nick Bankston, and Jason Clayton 9) Janet and Katherin Steitz

10) Michele Cramer and Sana Barrett 11) Judge McIntosh and Dr. Sara McIntosh 12) Jill Kuhlman, Stacy and Matt Hartman

13) Monica Lehman, Tracy Kirby, and Natalina Fickell 14) Robert and Erin Barnhart, Linda Janes, and Stephen Nielsen 15) Priscilla Tyson, Tracy Kirby, and Remy Tyson

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