Thursday, May 30, 2013

Silent Auction

Just a reminder that we are planning a silent auction to raise funds for next year's reunion which will help keep costs to our families as low as possible in an economic climate that is tough for sponsorship.  So far the following items have been offered for auction:

Nicely Family - handmade bracelet
Villemure Family - movie basket
Horn Family - handmade bandana skirt with matching t-shirt
Bromund Family - gift card
Martini Family - toddler fun basket
Larsen Family - summer fun basket
Perkins Family - framed original photograph from Bulgaria
Santor Family - loaf of homemade bread and a dozen homemade cookies x 2
Brooks Family - lotto/scratch off tickets
Mandeville Family - 3 Romany cook books

If you would like to contribute an item that showcases your talents or put together a little basket, please let us know and I will add you here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Going Greener

In a small effort of trying to make our reunion be a little more environmentally friendly, we have ordered BPA-free plastic stadium cups this year to be used and re-used at our lemonade, water, and iced tea fountains.  It broke my heart last year to see all of us grabbing a new cup just about every time we wanted another drink.  We generated way too much garbage.

So, this year, there will be one stadium cup per person in the family welcome bags. The cups have a custom design on them that provides a line on which to write the owner's name (we will have sharpies at the ready when you check in).  Hopefully this will help us all in keeping track of our cups.

If you lose your personal cup or want extras to take home, we will have a limited number of additional cups for sale at the price of $2.00 each.  Proceeds go into the coffers for next year's reunion expenses.  Families are also encouraged to bring reusable water bottles or other environmentally friendly vessels for their drinks.

Na zdrave -  to your health!