Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fiskateers, Cropping and Charity

My sincere thanks to fiskars for having Fiskateers. Rebecca is truly a fabulous Fiskars ambassador. By having Rebecca at our Barboursville crop, we were able to have almost all fiskateers at our 2nd annual charity Crop for Lupus. Rebecca gave up time with her family and drove to Barboursville. Her visit was listed on the Fiskateer calender. We had Fiskateers from WV, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. I truly think and hope that everyone had a wonderful time. The laughter and the atmosphere in the room was fun and contagious. I have never planned anything that I have been prouder of. Now, I had much help. My friends are priceless and my second family.
We not only had a wonderful time, but raised over 2,000.00 for the National Lupus Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who came. Thanks to my landlord who gave me a huge space so that we could have so many people. I am reflecting today on the crop. We just got home from cleaning and carrying tables and chairs back to about everyone I know. Today I feel blessed that I did something my brother in law, who died of lupus, would be proud that I did. Truthfully, that is the thing that makes me happier than anything.

30 comments:

Karee Sue said...

Sounds like you all had a great time, glad you were able to raise so much for such a cause,

weze said...

Hey Maxine! Good to hear that your crop went well & lots of money raised for Lupus!!Talk to you when I get back!
Louise

Tona said...

It sounds & looks like everybody had a great time. I sure wish I lived closer so I could have been there.

Annie Fiskateer # 1326 said...

Maxine you and everyone who attended did a wonderful thing. I love the Super Fiskateer!

rayasunshine said...
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connie said...

Looks like you all had a great time. congrats on the amount you raised for Lupus! How awesome of you to put some much time into this.

rayasunshine said...

Congrats to you :=)

Lesa said...

So glad you had a successful, fun filled crop! It sure was ORANGE, LOL.
Lesa #5200

Jen said...

Maxine, I think what you did was amazing! It looks as though you all had a blast! Congratulations on the donations :) Way to go girl!!!!!

Brenda Neff said...

What a great way to raise money in honor of your BIL, by having fun and doing what you enjoy! Wish I lived closer and I would have been there too! Looks like you guys had such a great time.

BarefootFairyMum said...

A wonderful idea for a great cause. Good work!

Angela said...

Oh it looks like you had a great time. And for such a wonderful cause! I'm so happy that eveyone was excitied to raise the money!

Love and blessed creativity!

Mardi said...

You did your brother-in-law proud!!!! I felt his smiling face on us all day!!!! I would love to do a fundraiser in honor of my mom who passed away with scleroderma and you gave me the push I needed.

patty w said...

What a grand time you all had! So happy for everyone that could attend. I wish I could of been there, I so wanted to be!

What a great thing you did Maxine, you're a wonderful person!

doverdi said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time & so happy to hear that you were able to raise so much money for such a worthwhile cause. Way to go Maxine & Fiskateers!!

Linda said...

I'm so happy that your event was such a wonderful success. It's so important that people come together to benefit such worthy causes. All the better if it turns out to be as much fun as you all had. Congratulations!!

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

I am so jealous!!! You guys look like you had a ball!!!!

Pinky said...

I agree Rebecca and Fiskars are both amazing! What a great cause too!
I am so sorry I could not make it!

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

That is so wonderful of your landlord to loan you the space! Funny how things just 'work out' isn't it!?! Good luck with planning next year's event!

jackie 4124 said...

looks like everyone had a great time. You and everyone who attended should be proud of how much you raised.

SusieScrapper said...

Sounds like your crop was a huge success and you guys are just awesome to raise that much money for such a good cause!! Way to go all of you!!

nancy said...

WOW -- you guys not only raised a great deal of money for a wonderful cause, but had a ton of fun doing it. Good job!

Debby said...

God sends us blessing when we least expect it.

sandyh50 said...

Wow, I wish I could have been there, it looks like so much fun! But, alas, Montana is a little too far away. Great job on raising money for Lupus.

{raisingAlexis} said...

WTG, wish I could have joined you but I am in Texas!

java diva said...

Maxine, that is soooo great how much was raised!! I am so sorry you lost your brother to Lupus. I have 3 sweet friends that have it.

Joan Shanks said...

It looks like you all a fun time.


Joan fiskateer #808

Julia said...

Congratulations!!! I'm glad the crop was good for the croppers and good for the Lupus Foundation, too!!!

Eadain said...

WTG and good for the cause! hope everyone had fun, too!

Suzi said...

You deserve a big pat on the back, but I know that as a volunteer you get so much back. It's such a wonderful feeling to know you've helped someone else. I wish I could have been there.
Suzi
#5563