Monday, April 26, 2010

The Auction Fundraiser



It was a huge success! It was looking incredibly iffy right up until 15 minutes before it started, but it all came together in the end. Not too shabby for an event that I planned, pulled together and happened all within a single week.

In the end, it was a raccous party. The Young Women did a great job of singing songs, reciting silly poems, and telling their favorite jokes. The audience did a great job of hooting and cheering during and after each auctioned item. And of being generous with their "donations". The most coveted item in the auction was a plate of cinnamon rolls - followed closely by several Bolivian dishes. All told, we raised 70% of the money that we need for Girl's Camp. Which is far more than I was expecting!

There was some drama for me leading up to this fundraiser, but I learned some important lessons - about how to do a fundraiser and about life. I feel very good about my accomplishment and blessed to be in Young Women's. I love working with those girls.

5 comments:

angela michelle said...

yay! of course it was a success! can't wait to hear the back-story.

Elieson Family said...

It was exciting. Wish I could've come home with more stuff!

erica said...

I love the butterfly table cloth. and congratulations on being the YW hero of the week!

Clyde said...

I LOVE THE TABLE/FOOD COLORS... WELL DONE!

(PS I WANT THE BACK -AND FRONT- STORY. :))

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