February 1, 2012

Cookeville – you don’t want to miss this!

We are gearing up for our (hopefully:)) LAST fundraiser! Fundraising has taught me numerous things, but it has mostly taught me to humble myself and ask others for help. Fundraising is NOT easy and it has taken many friends, family, and strangers to help us in our efforts.

The cost of adoption is a major hurdle for almost everyone who is called to adopt. It can be overwhelming to see the cost of an adoption and it is enough to turn some away.

But I know that God is bigger than any amount of money. He can and will provide. I have seen it over the last year as we have always had enough to cover our adoption expenses and I know I will continue to see it as more expenses become due.

Now for the fundraiser details…

We are having a dinner, silent auction, and “Love Story” at Cookeville United Methodist Church on February 11th.  The silent auction will open at 5:30pm, dinner will be served at 6:00pm, and Woody and Lucy Adams will tell their love story beginning at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased on the right sidebar of this blog or by calling 931-372-8828. 

We have been overcome by the amount of love and support we have felt from the people in Cookeville. Silent auction donations have been POURING in and I am so excited to tell you about some of them here.

Gift certificates from:
32 Frozen Yogurt Lounge
Blue Coast Burrito
Borden Jewelry
Char Restaurant
Cracker Barrel
El Tapatio
Jersey Mike's
Mae Pearls'
Mamma Rosas
Marble Slab
Copy, Pack and Ship
Deuel's Photography
Olan Mills
Olive Garden
Papa Murphy
Red Lobster
RSG Prom and Pageant
Ruby Tuesday
Southern Traditions
Sun Tan Village

Other donors/items donated
Oil changes
Courageous DVD
Cumberland Pet Grooming items
Delmonico basket
Hay - 100 square bales
Golf outings from Cookeville Golf Club, Ironwood, and White Plains
JJ Jax bracelet and necklace
Lollipop Shoppe backpack and lunch box
Karate for Kids 6 week program
Matilda Jane bag
Millie Moo's Children's Store sleeper
Photography by Amy Callahan
Visa gift card - $30.00
and many more...

In addition to these wonderful donation items, we have several people working behind the scenes to make this event one to remember. My mom has friends who are working hard to make the evening elegant and inviting, Grade A Catering will be providing a delicious entrée, and the Adams have worked hard to provide us with wonderful entertainment.

We hope that you will join us for this enjoyable and memorable evening!

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