If you have been wondering why there haven’t been any new posts this week, it’s because Leo and I have been working really hard this week on our town’s golf benefit. It’s called The Silver Fox Tournament of Champions and is held at Governor’s Run Golf Club in Lamar. The benefit is the Civitans’ major fundraiser of the year. The money raised is distributed to the community with the largest amount given to the Lamar public schools.
Leo and I have been attending almost weekly meetings for the past two months. Leo was on the golf tournament committee and I was on the committee that planned the social event that was held the evening prior to the tournament.
On Monday I started making these table decorations.
Monday afternoon Leo and I made 2 posters thanking our 50 hole sponsors who each donated $100.
On Tuesday afternoon Leo and I met some of the other committee members at the clubhouse to begin cleaning and rearranging furniture in preparation for Thursday night’s party.
In addition to being on the committee, I was responsible for the fruit and cheese table. So Leo and I went food shopping on Wednesday. We went to 4 different grocery stores and the farmer’s market to find everything that I needed. When we got home, I got to work making 5 different kinds of cheese truffles. It took a long time to make all those little cheese balls. I’ll post the recipes for them soon because they were a huge hit.
Early Thursday morning we met again at the clubhouse to decorate. Now this sounds simple, right? OH, NO! It involves loading and unloading a lot of greenery, flowers, ferns, stands, bar supplies, etc. Hard physical labor!
As soon as I arrived home, I had to finish making my dishes for the fruit and cheese table. Thank heavens two of my sisters-in-law arrived to help me.
Some beautiful smiles were served up at this table.
Everyone had a wonderful evening although Leo and I were very tired.
On Friday morning I went to the clubhouse to help prepare a luncheon for the golfers in the tournament. Leo’s brothers, Jim and Paul, and Paul’s son, Dylan, made a Windham foursome.
On Saturday morning Leo and I went back to pick up the ferns and fern stands in order to return them to their owners.
What a hectic week we had and what a lot of hard work, but we feel so proud to be a part of our great community.
I’m linking up to Debbie’s Newbie Party. Come on over!