Monday, June 23, 2014

That's what friends are for.

Saturday, we held our first “friend-raiser” event for my daughter’s nonprofit organization, Tumaini Volunteers. Last month, I blogged about what I thought a “friend-raiser” is, so I won’t explain it again. I will tell you that getting together in the park with a group of family and friends is always a good time, whether you make new friends or not. 
 The weather started out pretty dreary, very overcast and cool, even though the forecast was for highs pushing 80. Suddenly at 3 pm, the sun came out and I bet the temperature went up by 15 degrees. 

 Our team members wanted to be sure that no one driving by could say that they missed where we were at.

 And to be doubly sure, we put up lots of signs.

 I put out my display of Kenyan arts and crafts. That blue suitcase under the table? My daughter has taken that to Africa three times now, but it feels as though I have put more miles on it dragging it from one craft show to the next.

 We even had some unexpected live music. 

These two little girls put a lot of effort into pounding this stake into the ground.

They got the job done, though, by working together. 

Coz, after all, that's what friends are for. 

(OK, they really were sisters, but you get it.)


Denise said...

Still can not believe I missed the sign. Rose & I enjoyed our road trip & I love my new bracelet.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Denise, I was so happy that you could make it and it was great meeting Rose. Hope to see her again sometime.

Denise said...

Kentucky Derby 2016!!!