Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mile of Quarters

Last Friday, 10/24, I volunteered at a fundraiser benefiting my work and Our Lady of the Elms school called Mile of Quarters. (it was a partner event) We hold this fundraiser every year but this year we joined with the Elms in hopes of drawing in more kids to the actual event. (it is an event to help fund our children's programs here at work) The event was a huge success and benefited two great places!!

The event was held at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Fairlawn and this year since it was so close to Halloween we had trick-or-treating throughout the store. After trick-or-treating they had a special guest story reader and Clifford the Big Red Dog. It's always a big hit. Over 200 kids came dressed up in their Halloween costumes and it was absolutely adorable! I was so excited as well because my god daughter, Catelyn, and her family were coming to share in the festivities. (as a side note, Jill, is the admissions director at Our Lady of the Elms High School)

Catelyn was very excited to show off her Halloween costume, as she was Cinderella!! She convinced her Mom that she needed to dress up at Lucifer the Cat and dress Baby Connor up as Gus the Mouse! (she couldn't convince Andy to dress up as a character from the movie)

Here are a few pictures from the evening:


Gus and Lucifer :)

eating a cookie & watching Clifford

she kept calling these her "gums" (they were gummy treats)

showing me the toothbrushes she got (one for her and one for daddy)

I will definitely have more Halloween photos as I plan to join the Lieser's for trick-or-treating up near Jill's dad's house. It should be a good time as I hear the "Fairy Godmother" may attempt to make an appearance and walk around with Cinderella on her trick-or-treat adventures. Look for a post sometime next week!!! Happy Halloween Everyone!!

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