November 26, 2016

Quarters in Crawfordville Go A Long Way!! #Charity #SmallBiz #ShopSmall


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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with mucho to be grateful for. Babushka por her parte added my community of Crawfordville in her lista of blessings y bendiciones.  This isn’t the first time BB’s written about the generous souls here, but it’s been awhile and this event was special in sooo many niveles that it’s más que worthy of a post. Not only is it a novel idea, but tambien it’s the kinda twofer Babushka loves- shopping while giving back. Now you know that deserves a great big ESO!!I So what exactly was the novelty? A “Quarter Auction” for charity. Not sound like mucho verdad? Bueno Beautifuls, you’d be surprised how it adds up. A quick explanation.

“Guests purchase one ($2) or more ($1) bidding paddles when they arrive. They spend time visiting the vendor booths, networking, shopping for holiday gifts, enjoying snacks, registering for door prizes, and having fun. When the auction starts, vendors take turns introducing their businesses and showing their auction items up for bid. The vendor tells the audience how many quarters it takes to bid for each paddle held up, in the amount of 1 – 4 quarters. If they choose to bid on that item, guests and vendors drop their quarters in the bucket and hold up their numbered paddles. If the number drawn matches the number of an auction paddle being held up, that person wins that auction item. It is fast-paced, generous, and fun! All funds raised are shared between Education Enrichment Council scholarships and the charity chosen for each auction.” En Noviembre, the charity partner was Operation Santa, another wonderful local nonprofit that helps local families who need a little help celebrating the holidays.

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And they even fed us!! Special shout out to yummy Mae's Southern Delights.
 Babushka's Paddle.  Lucky double number.
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And the auction begins!!
It was a night of winning on so many levels. Do you know how much was raised Beautifuls?  Entre peseta por peseta, a quarter at a time, in a little under 2 hours over 2 thousand dollars were raised!!  Increible pero cierto. And it was only their segundo time having an auction!  Not love my little town??  JU SO FONII!!! A noche of community spirit, fun and good times for two great causes. 

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Babushka's Win. A Bella set of  Lilla Rose hair accessories!
Gracias Jodi, BB will be back for some hair sticks. ; ) 

Por supuesto, but of course, it would have been imposible without the great volunteers and vendors. Gracias to Nancy Floyd Richardson for putting together this lista. 


Veronica Forns Wold - Effortless Travel
Cyndi Rasberry Dotson and Shaina Dotson - Rodan & Fields
Nancy Floyd Richardson - Thirty-One
Heather Houser Gray, Yese Reyes, and Melinda Lee Porterfield - Young Living Essential Oils
Kim McMillan and Suzanne Pope Leigh - Plunder
Lisa Latimer Scott - MiaBella Creations
Debbie L. Drum-Smith - LimeLight by Alcone
Nance Nadeau - Scentsy
Cyndi Dewey McKuhen - BeautiControl
Thadra Palmer Stanton - Pampered Chef
Tracy Spencer Britton - Damsel in Defense
Jodi Crone McIver - LuLaRoe
Casie Knight Arciaga - Premier Jewelry
Jodi Franklin - Lilla Rose
Lois Wise Abbott - Noonday Collection
Brandie Oscar - Tupperware
Lola Harrell Pouncey - Magnolia and Vine
Jessica Johnson - Southern Threads
Darlene Roberts - Omnitrition
Sara J. Marchessault - Joyful by Design
Trisha Lee Strickland and Jessica Balchuck Goldin - Fight Like a Fish for Augie
Toria Schmookler - Ornaments for Orphans and Fair Trade Chocolates
Rachel Ogle - Beach Body
Ann Spano Fulghum - A'doorn by Ann

Donations:
Libby McFalls Stewart - Photography Session
Emily Irvin Manley - Usborne Books and More
Angies Marine Supply
Tractor Supply Store
Shannon McDermott - The Garden Center by Gatortrax
Alix Kalfin - Wildtree
Magnuson Hotel

A wonderful time was had by todos. Who are the vendors/small business owners in your comunidad? No se about y'all, but these are the type of people worth helping,buying from. BB gives to those that give from el corazon. How about you?



Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.


Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!