So, we started out the morning with one bit of good news, and we were going to post about that on it's own, but the good news just kept coming, so we thought we'd just make one post to cover it all up to date, and to fill in any of you who were not able to make it out to our meeting this last Sunday.
First of all, thank you to all those who were able to make it! We had a huge turnout this time, bigger than we had expected, and so sorry to those who did not find a seat. It was great chance for us to meet those of you we didn't know already and for you to meet us and everyone else. Without all of you volunteers (both those at the meeting and those who couldn't be there) we would not be able to do any of this, so thanks for being so great!
So let's get to the news:
1. This morning, Rick MacDonald and his wife JoAnne, contacted us to let us know that they and their company Nutrilawn will be covering the cost of the screen printing on the volunteer's shirts this year. So this means that all those who have filled out the Volunteer Registration Form by the time we have ordered the shirts, will receive their shirts for free! We will be ordering a few extras, so others may get lucky, but the shirts will only be guaranteed for those who have registered in time. Thank you so much Rick and JoAnne for this!
2. We have a gift basket that is being donated by Shoppers Drugmart that they have made for us to raffle off to cover coupons for each guest offering them 5 more 4x6 prints (or equivalent) in addition to the 5x7 that they will receive at the event. Today we received confirmation that Great West Fitness have agreed to display the basket and sell raffle tickets for a full week to help raise money for this purpose!
3. Today we purchased 4 printers, plus enough ink and paper to allow us to print one 5X7 photo per session on Dec. 10th. And we still have funds left over from TWU's generous donation to cover other costs that come up either before or even on the day!
4. Thrifty Foods in Abbotsford have agreed to donate baked goods for our event. And Save-On Foods sumas have donated a $50 gift certificate for the store, which we are thinking of using to purchase any items we are missing a day or two before the event, or possibly some fruits and vegetables that we can cut up on trays for our guests.
Looks as though things are really beginning to come together! We are getting really excited about this year's event!