Saturday, August 8, 2009

Brazil-Bound !

Anticipation was high as tonight approached since word of this fundraiser first began circulating. Olivet Baptist Church in Herndon is sending a contingent of folks to Brazil the last week of September and first week of October for a mission trip. A fish fry was decided upon, the date set and plans set in motion. The funeral home where I work bought 10 tickets so I was fortunate enough to go and take Mother with me. My best friend Gwen and her mother rode with us when I got off work and we met two more friends when we arrived.
Even though the event was held in the Fellowship Hall, the smell of fish wafted outside to the parking lot. For a carload of hungry gals that was a heavenly scent from a heavenly place and we were NOT disappointed!

We saw lots of old friends and made some new ones. It was really fun catching up with folks and hearing about the upcoming trip!

It's a well-known fact that some of the best cooks in the county are members of that church, so in addition to dinner, they held a silent auction for desserts. Yes, I was fortunate enough to be able to buy 2 pans of Ann's famous cinnamon rolls (which freeze well, by the way) and at the same time, help the folks out with their Mission Trip.

As an aside, poor Frank (who is a member at Olivet) walked in the door and got a death call :( Of course, in our business, that is when it usually happens. So he missed his own church's event but I heard that his Mother prepared a plate for him to enjoy later.
Hoping you all had a great Saturday and that Sunday will be even better!
With a full tummy and a happy frame of mind, I am off.......

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