Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Straight From the Heart...dinner/movie

Here's the crew....plating the lasagna..... Eldest daughter was on microwave duty.....after cooking 10 lasagne's then some needed a little rewarming....
Sister Adele and her hubby.....


Our pastors, on the left and their friend on the right...



Lovely archway...









Tables all ready to go...






Shot taken before the lights were dimmed, the candles lit and the background music cued....






Last Saturday night eldest daughter and I headed up a fundraiser dinner in support of the missionaries that our church helps support. We did it on behalf of our MountainKids...that's what we call our Sunday school program. We set the tables for 66....most of them were filled, and actually if all the staff had been able to sit down and eat then they would have been...but we were much too busy in the kitchen. When I explained to everyone, before the movie started just why we weren't showing the advertised movie...well, everyone was quite gracious ..in fact...some came to me afterward and said I had made an excellent choice! That part was good....the only thing that really was discouraging about the whole evening was that except for the teachers and spouses, and one other couple, no other parents of the MountainKids chose to come. When we heard that the problem might be lack of child care...well, we quickly scrambled and offered that too..thus the one couple did change their plans and came in support of their children. After we did our fundraiser last year, a lot of these couples, that didn't come this time, said...'you should do this again...we need more of these social times!"....so we did.
My daughter speaks of this on her blog and I must repeat it....what does it take to get people to be involved...what exactly do they want....the big hue and cry these days is that it is very hard to impress and involve our kids in things that don't absolutely wow and grab them...what do they call that?...'shock and awe'....I think....well, I would suggest that the parents are getting just as bad.
It sure does make you think twice about doing something like that again.



3 comments:

Les said...

Oh my goodness, I look like a bag lady.

Auntie Lauren said...

I think you look adorable :)
Love the hair

joyceandnorm said...

What a wonderful event! Sadly, I do know what you're talking about when people put so much effort into putting on events that others have asked for, but yet are not committed to because something else comes up. It does sound like that those who attend had a lovely time, and it'll for God's glory anyhow.