Lots and lots to tell you about this week. Last Friday on the usual Karaoke night, a special fundraiser for the breakfast programs for our elementary schools was held. And it was a huge success. Monies from this event will help greatly to feed hungry students attending our schools in this district. Now doesn’t that make you proud?
The flea market had a sale last week on mugs, all kinds of them – unfortunately Legion Lines did not make it to the final product last week, but I am sure that you can probably ask for that special pricing. Even if you do not need anymore mugs for drinking, the timing is just about perfect to make them into little planters for Easter gift giving. Just put some dirt in those mugs, add some seeds, water and love and by mid April when you need them, you will be rewarded with a unique, caring gift for those on your Easter list.
For those of you who have forgotten, the Flea Market is open every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you have any items you would like to donate and not able to drop these items off at the Legion, just call the office at 250-992-6819 and someone will contact you to make arrangements to pick those items up. Great time to get that spring cleaning done – one person’s recycle is another’s treasure. There is talk of holding monthly “Bag Sales” and once those details are finalized, I will get back to you on when and what the cost is.
On April 14, a Spring Fling event is being planned. It will be a dinner and dance night. Dinner will be Beef Stew (Irish stew) with dessert, tea and coffee. The dance will hopefully have a live band – put the word out if any bands are interested in playing for this event, contact the office – if not then we will be offering canned music – so you have an unlimited selection of canned music to choose from – either way, it will be a fun evening. This special event will be held in the lounge. Tickets will be made available once a decision on the band has been made. More details will follow, so be sure and always read your Legion Lines.
There is also a Plant and Bake Sale slated for May 5. Now is the time to start seedlings. All donations welcome and greatly appreciated. All proceeds go to the legion branch. You can donate. You can bake. You can plant and you can purchase. Great treats to buy and eat and those seedlings should just about be ready to put directly into the ground – that is if we ever get rid of this white stuff that keeps falling from the sky. Think green.
The Legion office is busy selling booths for the upcoming Lifestyle Show. This event will be held Mother’s Day weekend May 11 –13 in the Twin Arenas. You can go to the Legion website to access the show conditions and the contract or you can simply call the Legion office and Wanda will be happy to help you. You can also access the Legion website and the Lifestyles site through the City of Quesnel website and the Chamber of Commerce’s as well. Plenty of choices.
For a business booth sized at 10×10, the price is $350 and for home-based business $150 will get you a 6×6 booth for the weekend.
You will not want to miss out on either having a booth or visiting them. And did I mention that those wonderful Ladies Auxiliary women are holding a Pancake Breakfast on Mother’s Day and also running the concession? There will also be a dance on the Saturday night of the Lifestyle’s Show weekend. Lots to see and lots to do – mark that date on your calendar.
I know I am running out of space here and don’t want to take advantage of the generosity of the Cariboo Observer, but one more thing. There is a contest starting for memberships. The BC/Yukon Command is offering incentive prizes. The retention and recruitment of members into our organization is not only the job of the membership chair – all members who care about the future of our organization have a responsibility for getting new people to see the value of joining the Legion family.
Learn about membership recruitment incentive gifts, branch recruitment rewards, branch renewal reward and zone renewal incentives by calling the branch.
OK, have officially babbled way too long – until next week, remember if you think positive thoughts, then positive things will happen to you – don’t let those negative vibes get into your head. Smile it is almost spring.
Sharon MacDonald is a member of the Quesnel Legion.