My son's school had their annual PTA Installation Dinner and Chance Auction last Friday night. PHEW! It's finally O-V-E-R!
I am on the committee that runs the auction. I am a complete lunatic every year as there is SO much work to be done for this event. It's our biggest fundraiser. I am in charge of designing and sending out about 500 invitations and response cards, the table seating cards, and various theme related items. I also solicit donations for the gift baskets. To top that all off, I was the chairperson this year for the Ad Journal. That meant soliciting for monetary donations from local businesses and having them place an ad in our program book. I also had to put the book together with the night's schedule, the gift basket list, various thank you notes, and the ads. It was sheer craziness.
Yesterday I finished all of my thank yous to the generous contributors. I am officially done with this year's event!
The night was a big success. We raised a lot of money and I totally kicked butt in the prize department!! I think they may just ban me from going next year.
My loot included: A golf bag and golfing accessories. A basket with various gift cards (i.e. Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, Borders Books, etc.). A gymnastics birthday party for 12 at a local gymnastics place and an ice cream cake. 2 Tickets to see Pat Benetar in concert this Friday night! A gift basket from Montessori Academy with play-doh sets, Montessori t-shirts, and $250.00 off tuition (Miss R. may be going there next year. BTW, I won this same basket last year for T. to attend!). And I won the American Girl Doll of the Year, Mia.
How is that for luck?!
I am taking next week off from everything. My son is on spring break. Mr. Schmitty is on vacation. We need some serious family fun. I won't work, I may not blog. It's going to be fun, fun, FUN! We are planning a few day trips. We are going to go to Philly for two days where we will spend some time in the hotel pool, get room service, visit the zoo. The kids are SO excited. We haven't told them yet, but I think we are going to Six Flags Great Adventure one day as well. My neighbor and friend may meet us there with her kids. They are 9, 7, and 3, which will be perfect for pairing up for rides. It's going to be a great surprise!
Now....off to book that hotel room!