Fall Bridal Fair 2018
I want to thank David Rail and Bridal Fairs of East Idaho for letting me have a booth at this event. This was the third time I’ve had a booth there, and each time it has been extremely rewarding.
The set up for this event was scheduled for Friday at 5:00pm. Now because I run on Max Wilker time, I arrived at 4:45pm. When I arrived, there were people already starting to get set up. “I could have been here at 4:30!” I thought. Which in reality is true Max Wilker time.
I found David, and he showed me where my booth was. The location was perfect. I was set up by a business from Shelley that I had met at the other Bridal Fairs and a new business from Rexburg. The best part was my booth was right by the booth where they were serving the free food.
The event started on Saturday morning at 10:00, so of course I was there at 9:30. When they opened the doors at 10:00, there was already a large crowd. There was a steady flow of people for most of the morning. One of the best things about all of these events, is getting to reconnect with other vendors I have already met. I was really happy for the chance to talk to the ladies with the business from Shelley. They have always been so friendly and nice. I wanted to go over and introduce myself to the lady running the business from Rexburg and decided to wait until the traffic flow was a little slower.
Around 11:30, the lady from the Rexburg business came over and said, “I really admire what you are doing to keep your wife’s memory alive.” I thanked her and told her how the money we raise goes directly to cancer patients. She told me about different members of her family that had cancer, and how much of an impact it can make on a family. We talked a little more about some of the fundraisers I have done. Then I told her about the Night Out event. We had a really good talk, and I am always happy to meet new people.
A little later, I went over and told her I would like to know more about their business. She told me her and her husband have a venue in Rexburg for weddings, and other special occasions. “That must be really great to be able to work together,” I told her. She told me it was, and how much fun they have. “These are the things that build the special memories you will always have.” I told her. She thanked me and then she said, “I was thinking about your Foundation, and different ways we might be able to help.” She told me they know different people that provide free makeovers and a photographer that would be willing to do a photo shoot. I told her that would be great, and we will be getting together later to see what we can put arrange.
These are the connections I am so blessed to make at these events. I have no doubt you meet the people in your life when you are meant to meet them. This is another example of how great our community is and how grateful I am to live here. It is also satisfying to be able to keep my Angel Shannon’s memory alive. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.
Next week: Say Boo to Cancer 2018
P.S. I’m happy to share my #1 rule. Whenever possible, always find a table close to the food. You’re welcome.