We also had entertainment in the form of a six year old girl singing an adorable song about cookies, a wonderful trio (including my mom and aunt), and some of the young men did a hilarious dance that cracked the whole crowd up! As you can see here:
Behind the scenes: getting ready to serve tables:
Just some of the yummy cakes that were sold:
A thank you tray I made for our adult volunteers. They were slaving away the whole night!
The "for sale" (not auction) table, at the beginning of the night:
Elvis, running the live auction:
Elvis was a huge hit! Everyone loved him. My uncle is a really great performer. One kid asked his mom if it was the real Elvis. Another kid said to his mom, "Elvis was SO cool! I wished he was my dad!! But my dad's pretty cool too."
Overall, I think the night was a success. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. And thanks to the generosity of the ward, we made a lot of money to help the girls go to camp. The volunteers who helped were just amazing too. Every time I turned around, someone was vacuuming, washing dishes, or clearing tables. I just felt overwhelmed with gratitude for how willing people were to help. And the girls did a great job too. They worked hard to make sure everyone was happy and well fed!
The fundraiser was a lot of work, and a lot of planning. But I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. It was a fun night and helped me to appreciate the wonderful people in the ward even more than I already did!