CyPhaCon Returns April 7th – 9th, 2017. We look forward to bringing you the next huge CyPhaCon event!

AUCTION RECIPIENT for 2017 – HARBOUR HOUSE

Established in 1985, Harbour House is a 16 bed licensed residential facility for children ages 7 – 17 years old. The program offers emergency shelter services to runaway and homeless youth, status offenders, and other youth in need of a safe place. Harbour House also provides brief respite for children of families in crisis to ensure safety and reduce stress.

Harbour House provides group and individual counseling, an official homebound school, educational and recreational activities, aftercare, and linkage to community resources.

Auction will take place on Saturday April 8th 2017 on the Second Floor of the Lake Charles Civic Center in the Contraband Room.

 

 

halfeaturedAuctioneer: Hal McMillon

Hal McMillin was first elected in 1999, and is serving his fifth term as a Police Juror. He served as President of the Police Jury in 2005 and 2009. He served as a Westlake City Councilman from 1995 to 1999, and helped to lead the recovery efforts after Hurricane Rita as Police Jury President in 2005. He works for Levingston Engineers as Business Development Manager. He and his wife, Sue, have five children, Marsha, Boone, Amy, Chris, and Patrick, and four grandchildren – Carter, Kylier, Haydan, and Madison.

 He is a charter member of Westlake Ducks Unlimited, and a Ducks Unlimited Silver Sponsor. Hal retired after 23 years of service at Conoco Chemical/SASOL, and is formerly the Outdoor Reporter for the local NBC Affiliate – KPLC Channel 7 News, and Outdoor Reporter for KVHP Fox 29.   Hal is currently featured in the “Ask the Expert” segments on KPLC Channel 7 News.

His hobbies include salt-water fishing, duck, goose, and dove hunting, and snow skiing. Hal is a certified open-water scuba diver, and enjoys most outdoor activities and sharing the best of Southwest Louisiana with friends.

In 2007, Hal graduated from the Texas Auctioneer Academy and obtained a Louisiana State Auctioneer License (License #1661-07). After obtaining his license, Hal auctioneered at a number of fundraising events throughout SWLA including the Children’s Museum, Boy Scouts of America, The Heart Foundation, The Cancer Foundation, The American Red Cross, Whistle Stop, and many other school and church events throughout the area.  He has donated his time and talents for various fundraising benefits for citizens in the community for medical expenses which contributed to over a million dollars in fundraising. In 2011 Hal was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board.

Hal and his wife, Sue, are active members of First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles.  Hal considers being married to his soul mate and best friend to be his greatest blessing in life.

RICHARD HATCH – CANCER RESEARCH FUND DRIVE

Richard Hatch

This year we were proud to have featured the very talented and humble Richard Hatch at CyPhaCon. When he passed away suddenly on February 7th, 2017 his fans were devastated to find out of his fight with Pancreatic Cancer that took his life. All to early for most, this and other forms of cancer affected many of our friends and family. This year with the help of some of our amazing fan groups, CyPhaCon is working to collect funds to be donated to the National Pancreatic Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society. Your donations will be on behalf of CyPhaCon and its attendees in honor of Richard Hatch. Your donations can help the National Pancreatic Cancer Society with care for those suffering and living with this disease, and the American Cancer Society with research that will one day find treatments for these horrible diseases.

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