Marilyn mistressmarilyn donated $1,000 to the Auction Appeal -- she's just so generous it floors me. But you know what? The festival has been good to us and we love it. And we want to support it in every way we can. So it's all good.
I need to download and share photos of us in our Auction garb. I think we both looked pretty good, and we both got a lot of compliments, which is always nice.
Okay! I did exactly that -- so here we are with sister Sue!
Didn't Sue end up darling in her outfit? Marilyn is wearing the hat I posted earlier, plus her fabulous glitzy jacket made for rodeo court types. I've got on a cowboy shirt covered in fringe, a pink and silver badge and handcuffs. (Unfortunately, you can't see my pants with the pink embroidery at the bottom or my cowboy boots with the pink roses!)
Well, everyone seemed to be having a good time at the Auction and buying a lot of things. I'll be interested to see how we ended up and if we made budget on the event. The appeal raised $25,000, so that was a good thing.
We had a glitch with the PowerPoint. The first time it started there was no sound (!!!). So Marilyn had to run over there and stop it (duh!) and get it re-started. Not perfect by any means, but oh well. (At least when we play it at the Board Meeting it should go well...) It's frustrating to spend so much time on something and have it screwed up, but that's the way it goes. I'm over it. Hopefully people liked it, anyway.
The Ropin' Roses theme was popular, with almost everyone wearing something cowboy-like. Lots of fun outfits! I'll try to share more photos soon.
The company we hired did an AWESOME job! I'm so thrilled about that.
I started this entry while we were still in the office (taking back the data to upload to the Server). We're home now (it's past 1:00 a.m.) and both beat. I think we'll head to bed...