Friday, October 26, 2012

Where I've Been...

I've been MIA lately - October has proved to be a crazy month!

This month, the non profit I work for has our biggest fundraiser of the year - the Haunted House.  This has kept many of our volunteers busy for months - the building, creating, marketing, etc - it's a ton of work... but fun work.

Myself and a small committee of others have worked diligently to plan our Premiere Dinner and Costume Ball.  This is the big fundraiser dinner that we hope raises thousands of dollars to keep our Organization going.  It's taken months of preparations - between getting our 60 auction items, and 6 live auction items nailed down, organizing the location, small details, live band, and marketing... not to mention selling tickets and rallying our community to come out and support the amazing things our kids have done.

We made a little video for the premiere dinner, and it was so neat for me to put this together in the weeks prior.  It kept me grounded for the reasons behind why the work we do is so important.

Here are a few pictures from the event.  I was a lame witch that got dressed as the party was starting in the bathroom.  I was there all day setting up and never got the chance to go home. ;)

THANK YOU to TL for supporting me and helping so much, my parents, sister Julie, BIL Matt, and good friends Shannon, Sara, (& their hubbys) and Tara for coming to the event and showing their support.  It meant so much to me!

 My BIL Matt, Dad, and TL (Smurfs & Woody) - love this picture!
 Tara, me, and Shannon!
Me and my Smurf

And here's the video... please take a moment to watch it if you can.  If you want to support Hands4Hope, you can purchase a sponsorship ad on my sidebar - all I ask is for a donation to Hands4Hope... for more info, click here.  {Thank you to Dreaming of Dimples for purchasing a sponsorship ad yesterday}


12 comments:

Jessica Schmitz said...

Happy to support you and your great organization! Wish I could've attended your premiere dinner. Looks fun!

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safire said...

I love your wig!

Jessica said...

Haha I love the smurf!

Leslie Harris said...

Tracy, you have been busy. I've been following your blog and even I'm tired. tee-hee. But what a fun event, and I'm jealous, i love decorating for haunted houses. It looks like it was quite a success. Your Dad is adorable.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Brooke said...

Looks like a fun event!

Love the wig!


;-)


Brooke

Nicole Marie said...

way to go tracy! it looks great and like everyone had fun!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Wow Tracy! What an awesome organization and you did a GREAT job on the video!!

KRISTIN said...

What a fun event! Good Job! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like it was a complete success!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Great job!!! Looks like a fantastic time! Love your wig and that is an awesome smurf costume!

Allison said...

I'm so proud of you, my dear! The video is beautiful and you worked SO hard for this fabulous organization. You should be proud (and have a few glasses of wine to relax now!). You and Tim are also too adorable.