Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This is what 214 turkeys looks like!!!
Thanks to you we collected 214 turkeys that will be distributed throughout Sonoma County to feed our neighbors in need! I am so grateful and humbled to be a part of this event. However, there wouldn't be any turkey party without you and your turkeys that you bring and the time you spend and the food provided by all of the restaurants! Please stop and say thank you to these restaurants when you next stop in! Thank you just doesn't seem like its sufficient to express the gratitude for your participation in this year's event! Make sure you visit our donating restaurants and donors and say thank you - we need to support community oriented businesses!!
Friday, November 9, 2012
I can't even begin to tell you how emotional this week has been for me. It started out with an email I received from someone who's life has been touched by The Turkey Party in the past and how grateful he is for you all - you who come and bring turkeys, shop the vendors and support the wonderful work of the Redwood Gospel Mission. Yes, the email was sent to me, but without you, there is absolutely nothing I can do - without God, there is truly nothing I can do. But with Him, I can - we can do ALL things! And this Sunday we are going to do a wonderful thing - we are going to feed people! And today, at the first "turkey event" of this weekend at Harvest Christian School I met a young man who's life is being changed, renewed, restored! The Redwood Gospel Mission's rehab program is amazing and God is so present there, changing hearts and lives! So excited to support such an amazing Mission! Tell your friends and family! We can do amazing things this weekend!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thanksgiving is the one day that really hasn't been taken over by mass marketing and commercialism. I think that's why it's my favorite holiday! There's no gifts, no real shopping to do, no pressure, just a great traditional meal served to family and friends. A moment to share time together and to reflect on the things we have to be grateful for; because even in the tough times, there is always something to be thankful for. Really, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a simple meal: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, a vegetable dish and pie! But this simple meal evokes memories that last a lifetime. Most people, when I ask them about Thanksgiving, smile, before saying even the first word. This simple dinner is powerful! Together, we can help to ensure that everyone who needs this simple meal, this special food memory has this opportunity. The wonderful, generous participating restaurants are lined up. The vendors are ready! The raffle is going to be amazing! Now, all we need is you, your friends, your family and your frozen turkeys! See you on Sunday! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your generosity is wonderful to see and humbling!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
That's right! Amazing, don't you think? This year we are having a raffle!The items will be amazing, you don't want to miss this!!
Have a look around this post to see some of the items that will be raffled at the Turkey Party! We have a mini shoot with an 8x10 from Gina Petersen photography! A magnum of Hook and Ladder Pinot Noir 2011, an item of jewelry from Premier Designs Jewelry and gift certificates from Hobby Town! I am completely humbled by the wonderful donations that got this raffle started! So many reasons to come to the Turkey Party on November 11th! The food, the friends, the shopping and now a chance to win one of these wonderful items!! Oh, and don't forget the opportunity to make someone else's Thanksgiving meal complete!
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Let's make this year's
Turkey Party the best ever!!!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Aren't these bags adorable? They are created by the women of the Redwood Gospel Mission, who learn to "upcycle" t-shirts that aren't usable at the thrift store to usable, functional, super cute bags!
Some of the women from the Mission will be at the Turkey Party selling these great bags - what great Christmas gifts they will make!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sometimes Weddings Give Gifts Beyond the Obvious!
Last weekend I attended the wedding of dear friends. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of love and family and friends! Everything a wedding ought to be. In addition to the wonderful wedding, the food was absolutely yummy! I met the caterer, Jimmy of Jimmy's Catering and congratulated him on pulling off a difficult task - delicious buffet food! And next thing you know - he is one of our wonderfully generous donors! Come to the Turkey Party, now I KNOW the food will be scrumptious! In addition to Jimmy's Catering, we are also proud, excited and humbled to announce that Chelino's Restaurant and Wild Goat Bistro are joining in! We've also added a new vendor this year! The Veggie Bed Company! This company provides an eco friendly alternative to those plastic produce bags! Take a moment to check out their website on the right side of this blog! Please add the Turkey Party to your calendar - you don't want to miss this! We are looking forward to seeing you and your frozen turkeys on the 11th!