Leather Lens The Atons Holiday Fund-raiser 2007

Continuing a long-standing tradition, The Atons of Minneapolis held its annual Holiday Fund-raiser on December 2 at the Bolt Underground in Minneapolis. A food drive collected food for The Aliveness Project’s Holiday Basket Program, which was also the beneficiary of the door proceeds. Silent and live auctions benefited Open Arms of Minnesota.

The Atons gave this year’s fund-raiser a carnival atmosphere. Tickets could be used for a haircut, a photo with Leather Santa, a boot shine, a session in a latex vacuum bed, or a bid on varied and plentiful silent-auction items.

Enjoy the photos, and—whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate it—Happy Holidays from Leather Life!
Keith Cheetham getting his boots shined by bootblack Pup.

Leather barber Brian Preston gives John Warner a haircut.

Randy Hornstine of The Aliveness Project doing his best Vanna imitation

Dan Porter posing for a photo with Leather Santa (Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2007, Dan Beach).

Rick Burgess (left) and Mark Christ (right) flank Leather Santa.

The evening’s auctioneer, B.D. Chambers, getting ready to sell a leather harness.

Caterers for the evening, John Christensen (left) and Tim Forte (right), flank bartender Bob Fischer.

Representing The Aliveness Project at the event: Board Chair Bill Schlichting (left) and Development Director Tim Marburger (right).

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