Friday, October 5, 2007

Sale Update and Next Event : October 14th

Thought all of you might want an update on how the sales are going. This past weekend was the Fog Fest here in Pacifica. We had two beautiful, sunny days, so weren't able to celebrate the Fog, but the sun made it more enjoyable for everyone who came.

The volunteers who helped with the sale made it more enjoyable for me. Shirley Bier and her son, Danny, arrived at 7:30 AM and helped me get the canopy up and arrange the merchandise. We had a great spot with no one on either side of us, so had good visibility.

Shirley stayed on for the parade. We were joined by Huldah Williams and Jean Floyd and all enjoyed the "only in Pacifica" parade. It is always fun with lots of good music.

When Shirley left at about noon, Chris Galvez, a new friend from San Francisco, arrived to keep me company for most of the rest of the day. She was a great help and we had a chance to talk about the Fund between customers. It is always a help to get ideas from others. She will be helping mainly with the scholarship fund. As she speaks Spanish, she will be able to be in contact directly with Guatemala and won't need me to be in the middle.

At 6 PM the sidewalls had to be put up for the night to protect the merchandise. I was struggling alone to get it all done, when Mar Kaden happened along. This is not the first time she has happened along when I needed her. We both are just a little too short to work comfortably, so Mar just hailed down a passing tall person and he gladly stopped and helped us. It is always great to have company and it makes everything seem like less work.

The next day, I opened up alone and enjoyed coffee and cinnamon bread from the booth across the way while I waited for customers. Katie Burke, a fellow Presentation Associate, showed up shortly and stayed for most of the rest of the day. She was great company.

Monica Olsen and Sarah McIntoch arrived in time to help me get the canopy down and everything packed into the car.

It was a great week end and we took in over $1600 for the artisans in Guatemala. Our reason for doing it all.

Next week end, Oct. 14th, I'll be selling at the Save the Music Festival in the Park in Belmont, CA. The festival is from 11 AM to 5 PM.

A volunteer or two is needed to help set up from 9 AM to 11 AM and to pack up after the festival from about 5:30 to 7 PM. Can you come and help? It is an opportunity to help out and also enjoy the festival. Call me at 650 738 9551 or 650 303 9132 to volunteer and for more information. It will be very lonely without you!