Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Celebrating Life

Good morning!  I know I had talked about the Care Net banquet a couple of times here on my blog so I thought I'd show you a couple of photos from the event.  We really had a fun time.  Gordon Douglas is hilarious while still being clean and honoring to God.  So...descriptions will be below the photo.
Above is the Care Net program for the evening.  There was one of these at each spot as a little thank you for coming to the banquet and sitting at our table.  I just took an Almond Joy bar, wrapped the word Almond with a belly band, and added the sentiment 'It's a JOY to have you at the banquet!'.  Everyone loved them and they were super easy to do!  I started the tradition of guest gifts two years ago and then I was the only one who did it...now, there are several table of people who have little gifties for their guests.  Very fun!
Above is what the entire table looked like ready for our guests to arrive.  Well, minus the coffee and water.  The dessert was yummy red velvet cupcakes from our Safeway Bakery. 

It was truly a night of Celebrating Life With Laughter.  Our pregnancy center is supported completely by donations from people in the community.  We don't received any federal funding at all.  Still, God is faithful and has blessed this ministry in our community.  It is a privilege to get to volunteer there, to work with young women in need, and to speak the life affirming word of God to those who come into the center.

Thought of the day:  Hold on.  God knows what he is doing.


Donna said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the banquet. If you have a picture of the Almond Joy thank you gifts I'd love to see it. Sounds like a cute little project I could do for Girl Scout leaders!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Lorie, the table looks beautiful. Love your favors.

Patti J said...

Hi kiddo, sorry to be late with my comment. Oh my goodness, your table looks so pretty! I do love the way your candy bars turned out - what cheerful, colorful gifties! And those cuppy cakes? Yummmmmm........and I'm totally in love with the little babies on the programs! You are such a warm and caring lady to give so much of yourself to these young ladies. Blessings to you, my friend, and thanks for sharing!!!