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Hello Hello! Good Snowy Sunday Morning my Fabulous friends!
I love the snow..I am on top of the world right now! LOL
Ok..
I just wanted to share the generous spirit of my friends here on Fab40
I ( we), Cynthia, Lu and I) had a brainstorm. I am having my 5th Annual Project Children Benefit on April 18th. It has kinda grown into a big event here in our small town and is well attended. Philly’s BEST Irish rock bands come and play for us free of charge, we have a BLAST! Every year we have an intermission from the music and have a chinese auction/raffle. The prizes donated are always so very generous in spirit, last year I had so many donations, it took over 2 hours for the auction. The band guys got very....uhhhh...well let’s just say they were’t thirsty after their break..LOL
This year I was thinking about doing a spa themed basket and asked Cynthia for chocolates and Lu for candles and I am going to ask Dee Dee for some soaps, and I asked Colette, County Dutchess, for some jewelry. The ladies I already approached said...SURE! and then we thought about...“What About a Fab40 Theme basket?” So...that is where I am at. I am not sure if anyone else would like to donate any items for the baskets but I am going to ask Yana for some Fab40 postcards and will put them and all the contributors business cards and advertisements, coupons, etc... in there as well. I will be able to raise money for my benefit and promote the site as well. A win win!
I just wanted to say Thank you all of you here who have inspired me , believe in me and listen to me with great encouragement! Once again...you do not disappoint!
Have a Blessed Sunday and if you are in the snow... try to Enjoy the beauty it creates instead of the hassles it may cause.
Take care,
Friends,
Ree



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • I am in.  I have tons of Chinese items that is hot.  Just name a theme, like beauty, like home decor, or something... I will look and send you some.  

      I have tons of puzzles that I glued up in thinking of donating to church for silent auctions.. that’s another thought.

      I can write people’s name in Chinese for $1 so they can frame... that’s another thought.

      I am full of ideas on fund raising... God’s gift.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • This is great, Ree! I think it’s wonderful to be able to contribute to this benefit for children and also to promote Fab40 as a place of support for our fellow members. You‘re right, it is a win/win.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • I agree totally it is a great idea...sorry I can’t contribute...but wishing you the best...happy



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • I am more than happy to help you, Ree!estatic



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • LOL@ the chicken dance...China I can picture you doing that....LOLtongue out.
      Thank you for your offer...Just surprise me with whatever you would like to send! You have my address! Whatever you send will be so appreciated and I am very thankful for your generousity. You, my friend, are God’s gift to me!



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Hey Ree.....I promise....I will put those funds in the mail to you tomorrow.  Yesterday was non stop and post office closes at noon on Sat.  

      Glad to help.......and I just want to say to everyone...I know Ree appreciates you all contributing as well...but I’m sorry that you won’t be winning....because I am winning the trip to Ireland...and I will send you all a post card and maybe even bring you a souvenir back...LOLestaticestaticestaticestaticestatic



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Hey, Mary, since it’s a trip for two, how about bringing one of your fab40 friends along????!!!!! Husband? what do you mean husband? Let’s make it a girls vacation!!!



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Uhhhh ...‘scuse me....I already called dibs on the extra ticket....LOL tongue out
      Mary...don’t worry about the money....I will have the tickets until May.....take your time!
      It will get here!



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Lu.....Just for you....I’ll bring you an Irish candle back...estaticestaticestatic !!!  LOL

      Now if I win the cash....I’ll send you a $1...LOL



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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Chocolatier:  Now you‘re talking...no husbands....just girls....



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      Yana Berlin wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Rhee,  

      Fab Idea. Let me know where to send the post cards, also what the theme will be I’ll also donate a prize.

      Thanks for thinking of ways to promote Fab40



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • Ree, what a fabulous idea.  Not sure what I can offer, but if you think I can help in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  All the best.



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Mar 2, 2009
    • Ladies,
      Hello!
      As I said ...in the past we have had about 3 dozen baskets to auction each year. The themes have ranged from kids jump rope, sidewalk chalk and jacks to box seats at a Phillies game and a fabulous dinner. We have had Bistro baskets with wine , cheese and red checkered napkins, we have had a baby shower in a basket...you know layette items. Our big big money maker every year is a basket of cheer...last year we had a Wheel barrel filled with alcohol, glasses and snacks plus 3 cases of impoted irish beers...we made a fortune on that! I am making a spring garden basket, a bath and body lotion basket and a Fab40 basket. Not too sure of how to theme it other than to call it a Fab40 basket and then people will ask what it is and I can do my little promotion speech to women. So..if I put our candles, chocolates, postcards. maybe Dee Dee’s soaps ( I still have not asked her...I will soon!) and Colettes earrings...I may put a few other items that will appeal to women over 40 like a facial moisturizers, maybe womsns vitamins...I am not sure...any ideas??? All to promote fab 40 and appeal to women to spend the $$$ to try and win it.
      Sound good?
      Let me know any ideas you may have .
      OH ANY PHILLY Ladies....would you like to attend????
      We are literally 10 minutes South of The Walt Whitman bridge.
      Talk soon,
      Ree



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 2, 2009
    • Oh, the Wheelbarrow of Cheer is always a big hit! I lived in Cincinnati, a big German town-that one was at every church social!



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