Thursday, July 28, 2011
You know when doing a benefit of any kind it is so hard to go asking for donations, as with the world the way it is, many can't afford to give donations... We have been so blessed to have people to give us so many beautiful donations! When you step back and look at them it almost brings tears to your eyes!
This year we have had a great turn out for homemade donations! You know that these people worked hard at making whatever they have donated to us! The quilts take so many hours of work (one day I hope to make one!) The quilt at the top of this page is going to be a memory quilt as the lady that donated it, her sister died of breast cancer at the age of 26 yr (Im thinking)
This rocking motorcycle was donated by a friend of ours! He had made these for his grand kids, and when he was asked to make one for us, hey no problem! It is a heavy duty one and will make a little ones day to be able to ride a cycle just like everyone else!
This barn quilt is a 4x4 wooden quilt to go on the side of a barn, garage,fence! This to was made by a friend of ours! Her husband made the rocking cycle! She had made a barn quilt for someone else, and called me to see if I wanted her to make one for our benefit! And of coarse it turned out way awesome!
This wooden wall clock was donated by a guy that we met in Boxholm! :) He called me when we were at the lakes a couple weeks ago, asking if I remember him... he told me that he wasn't able to ride his motor cycle on the ride as he is having back problems, but he would be there in his truck! Then he said "I made something for your event, and hope that you will like it! It's a tree clock!" This is the 1st one he ever made, and at that call, said that he had made 3-4 more as people wanted them! He said he had hoped that it would bring some money for the event!
This quilt is beautiful done! I know each design has a meaning... not being a quilter, I don't know what they are, the cross pattern is so eye catching! I am sure it will make someone feel all warm and comfortable this winter!
There are so many other donations that are truly amazing, these are just a few! I hope that it sparks an interest to have people come to the Angel Ride this weekend to bid on items that we have!
Oh and for those that like Longaberger baskets, yes there are some of those in the auction items too! Not sure of how many, but these baskets have beautiful gifts in them!!
We will have some silent auctions on Friday night at Amigos! 50/50 drawings with the money paid out that night! Pre-registration! The band HELL OR HIGH WATER is playing! Come on down for much fun & activities! To get this event rolling!
Then on Saturday come back down to Amigo's for sign up 9-11am! They will be serving a $5 breakfast! Take off on the ride, then head back to Community Tap at 5pm. We want everyone back by 5pm so that we can get everyone checked in and start the live auction, along with getting the silent auctions finished up! Providing the weather being good, the silent auction will be out for display most of the day at Community! If you can't make it on the ride, stop down there to check out our auction items!
Thanks so much for your past support, present support and hopefully your future support! With out you we can't make this a big success!
Take Care~ Ride Safe~~ Angel Ride Girl
PS: If you get to the Angel Ride event this weekend... stop by to say HI to me!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Good Morning... Even with a busy planning time ahead of us, our group put together 7 book bags full of supplies plus bags of extra supplies for the local radio stations! They are doing a drive on getting school supplies for those kids that can't afford them, making sure that all kids go back to school with new school supplies! It is an awesome way to make a kid smile! The cost wasn't much as long as we all helped out a little!
Just proving that if everyone helps a little it doesn't take much to help others!
Take Care~ Ride Safe~Angel Ride Girl
Friday, July 22, 2011
A week from today will start the Angel Ride in motion for the weekend of fun! I am not sure where the time has gone to! We have lots to do this coming week! Keep us all in your thoughts and prayers that we have a good week & an awesome weekend for the ride!
It all starts out at Amigo's July 29th 5:30-10:30pm with a Pre-Angel Ride party! You will also be able to sign up that night for the ride for the next day! We will be selling 50/50 tickets with funds being paid out that night! Also will have a couple baskets to auction off! So many fun things going on & HELL OR HIGH WATER band will be playing to get the party started!
The morning of July 30th will start off with a bang, come on down to Amigo's for sign up! There will be a breakfast served at $5/plate! Sign up will be from 9-11am!
We want everyone back to Community Tap & Pizza by 5pm so that we can get the auction going & there will be silent auctions going on too! Door prizes, food & lots of fun!
The Angel Ride has helped so many people in the past, raising $30,000 in funds last year, with all money going to help local breast cancer patience within a 75 mile radius of Ft Dodge with uninsured expenses such as wigs, scarfs, travel expenses! This has been a totally amazing journey planning this out this year! Hope everyone can make it to the main event! The girls have worked allot to make this a good event! And we have met so many wonderful people along the way!
Ok as to help us pink out the USA with Angel Ride shirts!
This is what I still need for states!!! OR, NV, WY, ND, MI, OH, PA, WV, MA, ME, NJ, DE, CT, RI, NH, HI, AL, LA, MS, AK, SC! If someone knows anyone that lives in one of those states, they just need to buy a Angel Ride shirt and mail or give it to who ever lives in that state!
(can't figure out why the map went sideways! The picture was straight on)
Follow our Facebook page too! Angel Ride to Save the Ta - Ta's 2011
Thanks to my Angel Girls~ Cathy, Dawn P, Dawn W, Deb, Jeanna, Karen, Lana, Laura,Lavonne, Marilyn, Sharon, Tammy, Teresa. And a big thanks to Sally Hart of Community Tap & Pizza. She has been with us with awesome ideas and helping out in every way possible! Also a huge thank you to my sister Shirley Hottman for starting up this event 5 years ago! It started out small and has gotten bigger over the last 4+ years! Many people have benefited from these funds that come from this event! Her vision has blossomed into a big thing!
Thanks to all that keep up with my blog! I really appreciate you all that follow my updates! Hope to see you all at the ride next weekend!
Ride Safe, Be Well & Happy~
~~Angel Ride Girl~~ <3
Friday, July 1, 2011
Greetings Angel Ride followers!
Yesterday marked the one month until the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas! As I sit here typing this I wonder where has the last few months gone to? :)
The night of the pre-party at Amigo's here in Ft Dodge, HELL OR HIGH WATER will be the band playing! We will also have pre-registration that night too! That is July 29th 6:30-10:30pm!
The donations will be posted soon on the facebook sight! If you are on facebook, please join the group! ANGEL RIDE TO SAVE THE TA-TAS 2011!
This year we have so many new things! And they seem to be going over really well!
We have "Angel Ride to Save the TaTa's" & "I <3 Boobies" rubber bracelets, also a "HOPE" rubber ring! I had someone buy one last night at bike night for a toe ring!
We have a few bike night in plan yet! Amigo's July 6th, Grid Iron July 7th!! Those night we are going to try to sell 50/50 tickets! With the money being paid out that night! Some of you have bought them on different poker rides, well we are trying to sell them on bike nights too! We have paid out a total of $333.50!
As it draws closer to the 4th of July, please ride safe, and enjoy!
~Angel Ride Girl