The Chamber’s “Fun Committee” has a couple of new things on the agenda for the next few months.

September 28th we are going to try our hands at putting together a Quarter Mania Auction. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what that is, we didn’t either until recently.  It’s a cross between an auction, a raffle, and a home party all rolled into one to make a fun and exciting afternoon!  The Fun Committee is teaming up with the HMH Auxiliary, so come out and support your Fun Committee and the Hospital Auxiliary.  If you want to read any more about the event, check out the Facebook event here:

DSC_0826The Fun Committee is also looking to expand our annual Costume Parade.  We want to give the kids a fun but safe environment to fill their little sacks so we are adding a Trunk or Treat to the event.  Individuals and organizations are asked to bring your vehicle down to the costume parade and open the trunk or back and hand candy out to the kids.  People often decorate their trunks and dress in costume to make the event more fun for the kids!

zombieDon’t forget that October is also the time that the undead rise up and gather non-perishable food items for the Family Resource Exchange, so mark October 26th on your calendar and join Chardy Bayes in this worthwhile endeavor!

Picture courtesy of Studio 81 Photos

Picture courtesy of Studio 81 Photos

As I walked around the Wizard of Oz Mother/Daughter Dinner last weekend, I got to thinking about what a difference a year makes.  At the Down the Rabbit Hole event last year, it was a sea of mostly unrecognizable faces for me, when a person I knew sprinkled in here and there.  This year, every time I turned around, there was a lady that over the last year, I have come to know and care about.  As a former Marine wife, I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to have become a part of this community.

What a fantastic giving community it is as well, we rally around our own and take care of them.  I hope to see everyone next Monday, the 14th, at the benefit Hamburger Feed & Silent Auction to support Pete Schultz and his family as he goes through treatment for a rare kidney disease!  Don’t worry about dinner, come and enjoy some good grub starting at 5pm and going on until everyone is fed.

I also hope to see everyone at the 5th Annual HMH Foundation Spring Fling this Saturday!  Pull out those poodle skirts and grease back your hair for hopping good time.  There will be great food, kids’ games, Bingo and Texas Hold ‘Em, Silent Auctions, and the ever popular live auction!

Keep your eyes open Friday afternoon, I hear some cute bobby-sockers will be running around town handing out kids’ game tickets and just generally being cute!