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Herring Things: One-on-One Fundraiser for The Parc in Amarillo—This Saturday Night

We were happy to welcome back Kara Word, Director of Development at The Parc, to High Plains Morning this week to remind folks that this Saturday night, November 16th, they’ll host the 5th annual one-of-a-kind art show fundraiser,

The One-on-One, at the historic Herring Hotel (311 SE 3rd Ave.) at 7pm CT in Amarillo. This celebration and art show highlights the artistic talents of many Parc clients. Tickets can be purchased here, and all proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by The Parc. To hear our full interview, click here:

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: The REBUILDING of downtown Amarillo has been a significant visual of what happens when a community joins together to restore and reform. The PARC has been a vital part of this redemptive process and we are so excited about the future.

At the Panhandle Adult REBUILDING Center, we are obviously all about REBUILDING. We are honored to help rebuild people, relationships, and our community. Our purpose is to demonstrate the power of redemption.

“The Herring Hotel is the perfect backdrop for what happens at the PARC every day; hope and restoration. We are willing to invest in something that isn’t beautiful yet. We see the beauty in the process,” said Valerie Gooch, Executive Director of the PARC.

One-on-One will feature art created by members of the PARC. There will be live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a live auction, and a community art project.

The vision for the Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center (the PARC) came from the need to address a gap in care not being provided to the homeless population of Amarillo. While many agencies in Amarillo provide overnight shelter, food, and other necessities, there was still a gap in helping those experiencing homelessness find their identity and purpose which are needed to help break the cycle. The PARC was founded to provide a place during the day where those experiencing homelessness could be known and find themselves again; a place of hope.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.
Jennifer Ugalde joined HPPR’s Amarillo Studio in September 2019 as a senior intern through Amarillo Independent School District’s PRO Internship program. She has been enjoying the opportunity to contribute to public media and local broadcasting, especially as a host for HPPR’s Living Room Concert Series. “It was exciting to see how live music concerts actually function,” she said. “I had a blast learning all the different ways HPPR promotes the arts.” In the studio, Jennifer writes and records audio promos. She also designs social media marketing campaigns; volunteers at HPPR events; and helps organize the influx of music submissions received by Jenny Inzerillo, Music Director. “I once got one that was a naked CD stuffed into a sandwich bag, with a very weird note,” she said. “I’m not sure if Jenny played it on her show. Ha!” When she’s not at HPPR, you can find her volunteering at Tascosa High School’s leadership program, crying during reruns of Grey’s Anatomy, or working at her job where she loves meeting new people and helping others.