Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big Success!



Kate Etue made these delicious, creative pies--for Obama and McCainMerridees donated 15 pies, which got snatched up quickly!
Some friends stopped by for cupcakesThis sweet girl sold her Halloween candy so she could make a donation. Yes, she SOLD her Halloween candy for childhood cancer research.
Just a sampling of the many, many goodies that were lovingly baked for this sale.


This handsome guy stopped by to set up and break down tables and man the table.

Special thanks to Katy, Amanda, and Em'ly, who mailed goodies from afar. Thanks Mom, Kathy, Jennifer, Katie, and Kellie for helping with organizing and finding a location. And special thanks to Ruthie, Penny, Katie, Jennifer, and my hubby for manning the table and providing moral support. We had so many people stop by and were really shocked at how much we were able to raise for childhood cancer research. Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way, whether it was baking or coming by to get some goodies. I really had a lot of fun doing this. The organization, Cookies For Kids Cancer, was hoping to have 50 bake sales in 50 states on election day, so we were able to provide the Tennessee one. I hope that all of us raised lots of money to help with research for childhood cancer. I think I can request that our funds go directly to brain tumor research, which would be awesome!

It was a really amazing day. God gave us a perfect day, sunny and warm (I even got sunburned in November), and a beautiful location in Westhaven. We got to meet lots of people and be a part of the fun of election day, too.

24 comments:

Melissa P. said...

so sorry we missed it! :( glad you had such a great turn out and were able to raise so much money! great job!

Praying for Cros said...

WOW!!!! what a huge success & so many yummies...i may have to look into this in KY next year....thanks for leading the way : ) childhood cancer research certainly needs it...so thank you!!!!

Katy said...

Everything looks great. Glad it went well!

Kate Etue said...

It was beautiful--now if we could all just buy a few houses on a street together out there! :)

jody (atlanta) said...

What a success....thanks for sharing the pictures. I was thinking of you all day. You should be very proud. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! LOVE YOU Gill! Jody

Orlagh said...

I was thinking of the goodies all day... What I would have given for a brownie!! So glad it was a success and you guys had fun, wish I could have been there! Love you and miss you guys!!

XOXO,
Orlagh

Kelli said...

Hooray for a successful sale! Great job you guys :)

Anonymous said...

What great pictures of the bake sale! I am so glad it was a success.

Catherine Morris

NANA said...

I think Joe P. had the place of honor yesterday.What an appropriate way to raise money for cancer for a boy who loved cookies cupcakes brownies.I loved the photo of him sitting among all the goodies.I ate a few in his honor last night!!! and cried.Iam so proud of you Gillian and Allen.May our God fill you with hope and peace today.Love from O.M.B.

NANA said...

I think Joe P. had the place of honor yesterday.What an appropriate way to raise money for cancer for a boy who loved cookies cupcakes brownies.I loved the photo of him sitting among all the goodies.I ate a few in his honor last night!!! and cried.Iam so proud of you Gillian and Allen.May our God fill you with hope and peace today.Love from O.M.B.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad it went so well. Impressive pie art on the Presidential pies. My compliments to the pie artist.

-scott cunningham

Kyle Alfriend said...

Hello-

I just found your blog and read through your story. it is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

And thank your for all your efforts for those of us effected by childhood cancer.

Kyle Alfriend

tyleralfriend.blogspot.com

courtney said...

So good to see you all today.... Emma had 2 cookies and almost scarfed down both brownies... Good times!

Amanda said...

Hey there!
So glad to hear you had fun and that the bakesale was a success! I thought of you guys all day yesterday, so I am glad to see you had a good time!! :) God Bless and praying for you always!!!
Amanda

suzebab said...

Blessed to hear you all had a great turn out!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us. I love the story about Sam putting cookies in his pocket and Joseph thinking he ate ALL of them. What an honor yesterday was to your family and many others!

love you guys,
Susan

Michael and Jana said...

Hooray! I am so glad it was a success. Thanks for making a difference for us and so many others.

trmills said...

Oh, that just sounds perfect! So happy it was a happy day, and I hope you got to sample the goodies, too...

Lynn T said...

I'm so proud of you! The pictures are wonderful. Wow..you had tons of goodies. What a wonderful way to honor Joe P (and his love for sweets!) Love you.

notes from em said...

so thankful it was a good day!
what a fantastic way to love others with such yummy goodes.

Randi said...

I am so happy the bake sale was a success!
Randi

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you had a great day for a great event, and were blessed w/success! Wish i could have been there to help---I bet Holly and WK ha a good time together.

Wish I could have been there to help--Continuing to pray for strength and comfort for you all, and for our Father's arms to envelope you and uphold you!

Much love,
Carol B.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the success! I never knew Kate was so creative with her culinary skills! Glad you had a lot of help. Sorry to miss it - I love cookies!

Melissa Carpenter

Chloe said...

really glad to hear this update. great that it all went well. xc

Abbie said...

So glad that it went well.
Looks like quite an impressive selection of goodies!