By Jana McLeod–The Telethon was nothing short of incredible with the funds raised surpassing $23,000! There were some awesome auction items. I think one of the most generous would have been Atwell Foods with their one hundred gift certificate for each month of the year, way to go! Smokin’ Joe was not to be outdone as he gave four loads of firewood to the cause. Also in the line up were many hand made items that we ooohed and ahhhed over, too much to list so I won’t try. What wonderful communities coming together once again for our own betterment.
There were also some very giving people who sacrificed good fashion sense for a few bucks, take Mark Smith’s hairdo for instance. His bright yellow mohawk with serve as a reminder of who his true buddies are! Laura Brown was next will a nice smooth haircut, the bidding started while she was minding her own business helping out a friend with his mohawk. Of course we can’t forget, before that the pioneer of the fashion cuts John got his new improved look as well. I’m not sure what the story was behind Jim Vardy and Alan Wilson emceeing in Hawaiian touristy gear was, but I am willing to bet the telethon made money from that.
The youth group from Cedarview was wonderful entertainment while we all waited on Santa who was held up, well not “held up” but late for some reason or other. We then enjoyed the Old Massett dancing group who did the gambling song which raised a pretty penny.
All through the day there were donations and challenges as we all got into the spirit. Island Sunrise generously raised money throughout the day to give as did a few other businesses.
I got outbid of Joshua’s Christmas gift by one dollar and I missed out on something else by three dollars. I did answer the phones and while I was the most silliest of slippers came up for auction, the bidding war was on as someone didn’t want to let these puppies go! I thought to myself who the bonehead is willing to pay such an exorbitant amount of money on such a goofy prize since I didn’t answer the phone on that one. As I took the calls from one of the people and the other person kept rebutting I thought, this person is certifiable. I mean the big toe slippers were very cute and I laughed at them everytime I saw them. Now as I look at my feet comfy in such ridiculous footwear I can’t help but think my husband could have bought me a new pair of Nikes for the same price
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