by admin on July 30, 2009 · 6 comments

in Back to School,FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS,GIVE AWAYS,Having fun around Cincy,Letter to the readers,Misc


Over the course of the past two weeks, the idea of a back to school social went from an idea of a coupon swap to a full blown event with SO MANY GRACIOUS SPONSORS!

All supplies collected will be donated to the Fox 19 / Q102 Backpack Challenge with the ultimate destination of A.C.T and the Brighton Center.

August 1, 2009

Christ’s Chapel Church
3819 Turfway Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

Use the front door and watch for the signs to your right.

Papa John’s has graciously donated 10 large pizzas. Once they are gone, they are gone. Tradewinds has donated120 bottles of tea for this event and we are supplying water as well. There will be a soda machine available if you prefer something else. Cake (in the shape of a box of crayons), chips, pretzels and a few other snacks will be provided.

12:00 – Start

12:30 – Papa John’s pizza will be delivered!
First giveaway (must be present to win)

1:00 – Second giveaway (must be present to win)

1:30 – Cut the cake!
Third giveaway (must be present to win)

2:00 – Fourth giveaway (must be present to win)

2:30 – ALL OF THE BIG GIVEAWAYS BEGIN (you do not need to be present to win)

3:00 – Call it a day and thank all of our wonderful guests that made this day so great!

  • You can bring your expired coupons – we will have a box ready to collect them all!  All expired coupons are shipped to our troops overseas as they can use them for 6 months beyond their expiration!
  • If you have any items that you are ready to pass along for the Christmas Crusade, please feel free to go ahead and bring those along as well!

Are you ready to hear about all of the great prizes???  You will receive ONE entry to win any of the following when you arrive with your donation:

THAT’S NOT ALL THOUGH!!!  We will be selling raffle tickets for the following.  All money raised will be rolled right back into purchasing more school supplies to also be donated to the Fox 19 / Q102 Backpack Challenge. Tickets will be $1.00 ea or 6 for $5.00.

There will be a $5.00 charge for anyone that shows up without a back to school donation.

If you are coming and you have a site…tell us HERE so we can share it with your new friends at the event.  (This list will close at 12 noon on Friday, July 31st for printing).  If you have already shared this information, you don’t need to worry about leaving it again.  I have that list ready to go.  Make sure to bring your business cards.  Don’t have any?  Make some!

RSVP is greatly appreciated…HERE

Two Men and a Truck will be there to collect, sort and box our donations.  They will have coloring pages for the kids and balloons!  They will take the items with them and will be going with me on Friday, August 7th to deliver the goods to the Target drop location!  Watch Fox 19 on August 7th!!!!!

To see the Fox 19 post (complete with mention of THIS event) and list of supplies needed, GO HERE.

To see the Erlanger Post / article regarding this event, GO HERE.

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1 Martha July 30, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Wow Becky, this has really taken off. See you Saturday.


2 Kathy August 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

So how did things go on Saturday? I am surprised you haven’t posted a blog about it.


3 Becky August 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm

After the event was over, I had another personal event to attend, leaving us getting home later in the evening and absolutely drained. Sunday, I headed out to get some more supplies from the raffle, whe we realized that my car was leaking break fluid (LONG STORY to go with my long week last week) and after dropping it off to sit at the repair shop, we had other things to tend to and again…I was drained and not ready to devote the energy needed to such a post. I don’t want to just throw together this post as I feel it deserves time and energy to thank the many people that played such a big part in the event.

There is so much to post that I want to have time to sit, reflect and do it right. Besides, I was waiting for pictures from the 2 people that were taking them. I got them for one last night so I am ready to go!


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