Saturday, March 21, 2009

At the Service Fair

First, a big thank you to our Boonton Township Boy Scout Troop for the generous donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand in memory of Laura. Here they are, nearly all 42 of them, in a photo outside the Parish House where they met recently. And it was a week ago now that we had our information table about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation at the "Empty Bowls"/Service Fair event at the high school. To bring visitors to our table had a guess the number of jelly bean contest with this cute little duck I found in Williams Stationery store as one of the prizes (so cute-and it quacks too- bought another to keep in Laura's room). The event was packed and we had nonstop visitors looking at our Alex's Lemonade materials. If anything, it became too crowded to be conducive for visitors to read all the many posters we brought about ALSF and childhood cancer. While all my very enthusiastic helpers were taking care of the table, I toured the displays of the other organizations represented. One that interested me was the local Roots and Wings Foundation which provides mentoring and support to young adults coming out of a childhood of foster care.
Suse gave blood for the first time this past week. We're very proud of her!

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