Que Raro!, Club Mañana and Bar Frida are throwing a fundraiser for Gib on Wednesday, October 22nd.
Gib Hauersperger has been serving tourists here as a gay concierge for years. Recently, Gib has had some very serious medical issues resulting in multiple surgeries.
The fundraiser will be held at Club Mañana on Wed. Oct. 22 from 6 – 9 PM. Manana’s restaurant, Que Raro, will be putting out a very nice buffet and Frida will be supplying the wine. The suggested minimum donation for the event is $250 pesos.
There will be a cash bar for those who desire but the food, wine and soft drinks are included. Alec Mapa, the famous gay comedian and star of Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives will perform. There will also be a silent auction. Neither Club Mañana, Frida nor Mr. Mapa will be accepting any of the funds – 100% of the proceeds goes to Gib’s medical bills.
An outpouring of love for Gib was apparent on Wednesday evening as over 150 people descended on Que Raro!! and Club Manana for the benefit dinner. Gib gave a beautiful thank you speech from the stage followed by an amazing performance by the indomitable Alec Mapa. He had the audience in stitches. In addition to the entry donation, the silent auction and additional individual donations 60,000 pesos was raised for Gib’s medical care. Immense thanks goes out to everyone involved but particularly Tom and Luis of Bar Frida whose idea it was to hold the benefit as well as Gib’s dear friends Lee Bright, Derald Long and Chris Winn. If additional donations would like to be made please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Well done Vallarta!