For now, the highlight reel of our first ever
The Food Arrives
at this time I am compelled to share that we actually thought we would have only 12 baguettes and not nearly enough soup...we seriously entertained the idea of cooking up some soup of our own.
God is so good!!!
and ohhh so much more
the Atlanta Bread Company
are just a portion of the way God chose to bless us this event.
(Thanks for the curbside service Danny!)
stay tuned for a multitude of side stories to come later...they will bless and encourage you so!
Initially, traffic was on the slow side
then before we knew it...
the party had started!
Beginning with MC Brown...Bill Brown that is
who began by leading us in prayer then proceeded to introduce the crowd to an assortment of talented and generous individuals.
We treasured the soulful songs of Heather Richardson
we rocked with the Church on the Street Band
( these folks are sooo good! )
One little guy couldn't get close enough…
for some…not so much!
Then Johnny Hall and Company
blessed us with some awesome Southern Gospel tunes
and we partied on!
(so you know...this would be an interpretive dance)
We originally planned to use 16 tying tables
one demonstration table (for folks wishing to learn the WHOLE process)
Before we knew it...
The fleece handlers had taken over food tables…
stretched onto the floor
A very dedicated and resourceful crowd
There were blanket angels everywhere
with a bit of help from one darling Blanket Angel maker!
thank you Miss Pat!
not very long...just long
We were through with the tying and all about the packing!
Everyone pitched in. (See that lady in the green sweater?)
That would be Georgia State House Representative Charlice Byrd...she ties a mean knot!
We are certain Johnny Hall has never sang to such an um...active group. What a trooper and such talent!
Thanks for spending your Saturday with us Johnny.
A little after noon
we had 15 football field lengths of fleece cut, tied and ready to send to West Virginia!!
Saturday, November 21st 2009A day filled with abundant joy, love and laughter.
and yes, that would be Elvis
who serenaded us as we packed and headed home.
Mary and I wish to thank everyone (near and far) who supported us in making this event the success it was.
Including by not limited to:
Holly Smith of
Crown Laid Down Designs