Smiley Face Fundraiser
During the month of July the YOUth and Children's Departments put on the smilingest fundraiser ever.
Two Smiley Families came to visit us from Como United Methodist Church and
stayed for a month to help us raise funds for our YOUth and Children's Departments. Many thanks go to Como UMC
and our own Cynthia Sample for helping us
Each night we placed one of our two 20 member Smiley Families in someone's yard -
and for a donation that family got to choose who would be blessed by the Smiley Family the next evening.
These aren't any old ordinary Smiley Faces though. Each one has a different
scripture on the back and the faces are
drawn to match the scripture.
Starting with a silent auction to see who would have the privilege of choosing
the first homes
for our two "families" we ventured out each evening after dark
We got busted at this house - and there was one VERY excited little boy
that came out to see what was going on
a few of the homes that we "hit"
We were blessed by many of the responses from the homes that received the "Families".
The most moving one
was from a family with a member who holds an elected position in a local political body.
On returning home from an especially contentious meeting they found their driveway lined with a contingent of yellow, smiling faces. They came by the church office to thank us and share their story, which ran in the Messenger on July 26
The Best Response Yet!
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