I want to thank Bridal Fairs of East Idaho for letting me set up my booth at their event last Saturday. I appreciate the chance to raise money selling raffle tickets, and tell people about my Angel Shannon, and the purpose of the Foundation.
They directed me to my space, and I had everything set up and ready to go. To right of my booth was a company that provides wedding music, and to the left of me was the Sugar Shell. They had a very nice display of wedding cakes and other goodies. The first thing I noticed was a display of mini-cupcakes right by my booth. You know, just like the one last week at the other event. Clearly put there to torture me. Cassidy and I have a term for this. “It’s a conspiracy!”
The owners were an extremely nice couple. The husband introduced himself and said “I’m in charge of quality control. I make sure these cupcakes pass the taste test.” “That’s probably a lot of responsibility, and I’m sure no one appreciates just how hard of a job that is” I jokingly replied. Then he said, “I think you need to help me out and try one.” “What kind of neighbor would I be if I didn’t” I replied. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t a conspiracy after all.
The day started off kind of slow, and I was concerned this might not be the right venue for the Foundation. But, after a while, things started to pick up, and I met some extremely nice and generous people. I had people purchase raffle tickets, and some just donate money directly to the Foundation. This has been one of the best events I have attended, and I will be able to furnish at least 6 gas cards for cancer patients.
It was so nice talking to people about their upcoming weddings, and to see the joy in their faces. I was really enjoying the whole event. “This day can’t get any better” I thought. It was about an hour before the event was going to end, when a young lady came around to introduce herself to the other vendors. Her name is Chelsea, and she manages Laneige Bridal in Pocatello. She asked about the Foundation, and we had a nice talk about helping patients in the community. I explained about an event I am trying to put together, and she immediately offered to help. I’m not going to say what it is right now, but it’s “HUUUGGGEE!”
The most important thing I want to say, is all the credit and acknowledgement for the help that is provided to the cancer patients goes to all the generous people who donate to the Foundation. I am only there to get the money from them to the people who need it. You are all the real MVP’s. I know my Angel Shannon is grateful to all of you. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.
Next week: My first tip
P.S. So, the mini-cupcakes might not be a conspiracy, or maybe that’s exactly what they want me to think.