Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SIMPLY Amazing! Rally at park was GREAT....12 Days Left!

When you plan a public event, you hope for certain things to happen. You hope people will actually show up! You hope that they will stick around.....and have FUN....You hope that people actually care about what "your message" is. WELL, yesterday, I think we accomplished ALL of that. The rally had about 150 people, old and young! We even had quite a few high school kids come out, which added to the entertainment.

We had beach balls! Have you ever given a kid a beach ball and watched them figure out a way to play with it? SO FUN TO WATCH....the little kids kick it around and toss it up (add in the little bit of wind we had yesterday and there was a ton of running around too!)....the big kids hit it up in the air and kept it from hitting the ground. It was a great icebreaker.

Then the 50/50 raffle started. Melda in her sandwich sign and her tag-a-longs, weaved her way in and out of the crowd asking for donations. Not really expecting much, but giving people a chance to walk away with half of whatever was raised. The teenagers were excited to find out that they had a chance to win $50 once the pot had reached $100. As the pot went up the excitement rose, until finally reaching $237! What a simple way for people to be involved in the fundraising we are doing.

There were great speakers that helped show the power of what we are doing. It is nice when you are "just a parent" trying to make a difference and you get to see your efforts become noticed by people like the MAYOR!

I can't wait until our next event on Thursday Night! It is going to be so much fun and it will give us a chance to come together with another group of people and share the importance of what the SOS is trying to do. Just in case you are asking yourself "what is happening on Thursday" here are the details:

Thursday Night
Moose Lodge Dinner
$20 / ticket and ($13 of that will be donated to SOS!)
Contact: Alex Hall 483-6487
There will be a spaghetti dinner, raffle prizes, music, good company and a GREAT cause. Oh yea, there will also be drinks available too!

SO, come out and join us! It will be a great time.

Here is a GREAT article written by Ryan Chalk with the Reporter - SOS rallies for schools in Vacaville - The Reporter

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