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Old 04-18-2009, 07:54 AM
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A fun event to raise money

I know some of you have had ideas to raise money before and I thought someone might be interested in what our church did last night. We had a Wii Bowling tournament to raise money. The fellowship hall was set up with 6 bowling lanes. We had 6 Wiis all set up with the bowling game and 6 tvs or projectors. The projectors were great. The bowling showed up perfectly on the off white walls. There was a huge chalk board set up with the names of all the players and each time a game finished the winner's name moved into the next bracket for the next round until we finally had a winner. There were no age groups. Kids could play adults and the championship was between a 10 year old and a 33 year old. The 33 year old won and everyone loved cheering each other on. We had a concession stand with hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and candy. We also sold canned drinks and everyone said the concession stand was great. We had it decorated to look like a real snack bar. You came up to one window and placed your order and got your number. Then your food was fixed fresh and you picked it up when your number was called at the second window. It worked great! We also sold those light up necklaces and bracelets and some cross light up necklaces. The kids loved those and the ring pops. We started around 6:30pm and finished up everything after 11pm. We made close to $600.00. I know we have to take some out to pay a couple of food bills but we were very pleased with the outcome. Everyone had a blast and it only cost $3.00 to bowl. We ran accounts at the snack bar and parents would let their kids come buy what they wanted to eat and then they wrote checks at the end and most rounded thier bill up a few dollars. One man ordered a hot dog and gave me $20.00 and said just give me back a ten. Another lady said I want to pay to bowl and handed me a bill folded up. She said keep the change and I thanked her. It was a hundred dollar bill! In a side room we had a huge twister game set up for the kids who don't like bowling. It is a homemade Twister game that is painted on a huge tarp. Tons of kids can play at once. We also had some other games but I didn't see if anyone played those. They did play foosball I think, but bowling was the only game you had to pay for. The kids all want us to do it again soon. Beth
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:40 AM
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wow Beth, that sounds like fun. Wish we could of been there.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:27 PM
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It was a fund rasing weekend for us. Sunday after church we helped with a baked potato and salad lunch for Relay for Life. We had a silent baked goods auction at the same time. We raised $1000.00for Relay. How odd that last year Relay for Life just wasn't a big deal in our family. Crystal's brush with Thyroid Cancer really changed all of that. Our actual walk is coming up soon and she will be taking the survivor's lap. Praise God.
By the way, I took four loaves of "Jackie's bread" to the bake sale and it brought in around $50.00. One lady paid $15.00 for one loaf of bread.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:54 AM
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Wow.. very cool Beth.

I wanted to do the March of Dimes Walk this year.. but I'm a bit too big and too close to be walking for hours.. maybe next year. We have a friend whose baby was due a month after this mine.. she was born in March at 25 weeks, and although we don't get to talk alot, she must be hanging on because I haven't heard otherwise. It really changes things when they start hitting close to home.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:31 AM
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It sure seems to be fund raising season. My sweet boy, that I refer to on here as Babyboy, and his mother walked in a fundraiser for ALS this past weekend. Babyboy is only three and he walked with his mom for a mile and a half. ALS claimed his grandfather many years ago and his mom's older sister died from it on the day we all got the news that Babyboy's mom was pregnant with him.
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THat is a very neat idea for a fund raiser.... My kids love the bowling game on Wii and Eva plays the "practice" rounds and she gets way up in numbers!!
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