Monday, March 25, 2013

Cake Auction!

This year I was asked to be the Girls Camp leader for my ward (church unit), as I've mentioned on here before. The first hurdle in this responsibility was the fundraiser. This ward has a cake auction every year for their fundraiser. This year we decided to mix it up a little bit and have my uncle be the auctioneer as Elvis!

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, performing:

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!


violet50 said...

It was a huge success and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. Thanks for all of your hard work and to all who helped! Somehow I got home with no sweets but lots of bread! How did that happen?

lizzie mc.- said...

What a great crew from beginning to end! I'm so proud of the girls and you are making some FABULOUS memories for them!

Ashley said...

Wow! Looks like so much fun. Great job!

Katherine said...

It really was awesome!! I had a great time hanging out at the "for sale" table and am still enjoying the yummy stuff I bought at it...! You did a GREAT job!!!!!!

Brooke Romney said...

It was so awesome!