Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bowling Fundraiser

Saturday night we had our first big adoption fundraiser! 
The bowling alley in a nearby town has an awesome fundraiser already in place, so all we had to do was sell the tickets.  I say that like it was no big deal, but let me tell was scary! 
We had 80 tickets to sell, and the fee to the bowling alley was the cost of the first 40 tickets.  It took me a while to even commit to this because I was so afraid we wouldn't sell the tickets and maybe even end up in the hole! 
But one day I was talking it over with my mom and she just said "You're either in this or you're not.  You have to decide.  If this is what you have to do to get your baby home, then you're going to have to take a leap of faith." 
So we LEPT. 
And you know what?  It worked!  Not only did we sell all 80 tickets, but we had to turn a few people down!  Local businesses, friends, etc totally came through for us by donating prizes for a silent auction.
We also had some smaller prizes for a Chinese Auction, which was very popular! 
Everyone had a great time cosmic bowling, eating, drinking, and bidding on prizes!  Even the bowling alley staff was bidding in the silent auction! 
It was so much fun, and I am SO thankful for so many friends and family who came to support us! 
We truly felt their love and support for our journey! 
Thank you to everyone who came, donated, or supported our night!  We love you all!

Tyson running the Chinese Auction

Sweet cousins sharing some cheese balls!

Calling off the silent auction winners!

Poster I made to thank everyone who donated!


Rylee said...

the fundraiser was fun!!!

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