I am once again running around Little Falls getting donations for the silent auction at the annual dinner dance fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club. I have been blessed this years to have helpers: Carren, who picks up items promised and is fabulous at following through and making sure records are passed on; Laura, who has taken the responsibility to print up the bid sheets and create a list of donors for publication. These two have taken the most grueling parts of this job and left for me the fun part, the asking. Funny, asking for donations is the one piece no one ever wants to do, but in my sixth year, I find it fun. I love schmoozing with folks who have the time and everyone is curious about the New2You store and the new club. As I go about town, I see that there are scores of businesses that have never been approached. For the most part these are businesses without product to give, but we already have businesses that donate a bought item or cash for the event. I think next year I will seek these out, when I can find someone to do the asking at places that have faithfully given for the past 6 years.
More work to do today…one pick-up is Jordie’s of Bowlus who will donate a gift certificate for a home-made pie a month for a year. If that doesn’t get you to come to our even this year, I can’t imagine what would. The event this year has a Beach Party theme and will take place on Friday, February 20 at Falls Ballroom beginning at 6:30 PM. Show up hungry.