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Spring Brunch Fundraiser

Updated on December 6, 2015

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Friends of the Park Spring Brunch In Pendleton SC

Our Spring Brunch Fundraiser is an Invitation Only Event. This will be the 5th year for the Spring Brunch Fundraiser and now we are looking forward to the Spring Brunch 2014 on May 3. This year the proceeds have been designated to benefit the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park and we have a full house with 20 sponsors. Isn't that fantastic? We are excited that Miss Pendleton and Miss Pendleton Teen will be joining us and are looking forward to hearing our speaker, Reverend Jeremy Bell. Wanda Batten has volunteered to cater this event and is planning a delicious brunch. This year we concentrated totally on the Veterans Memorial which will be dedicated on November 11, 2014. We are now selling engraved pavers that can be purchased to honor a Veteran and we had these for sale at the brunch. Be sure to remind your table guests to bring money for this and to purchase tickets for the wonderful prizes.This is an Invitation Only Event meaning that the only way anyone can come is to either be a Table Sponsor or be one of the invited guests of a Table Sponsor. Tickets are not sold to the general public or at the door. The thing that makes this fundraiser a success is all the people involved.

Photo: Spring Brunch fundraiser sign by OhMe

2014 Friends of the Park Spring Brunch - Proceeds to benefit the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park

spring brunch fundraiser
spring brunch fundraiser

Creative Table Themes at our Spring Brunch - Thank you to all our Table Sponsors

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225 Birthday Party by Davie KirkleyVeterans Moving Forward by American LegionVeterans Moving Forward Table 2 by American LegionRing Around The Roses by Andi CahalyOh, The Places We'll Go by Jo McConnellA Monumental Affair by Joan KellyNo Place Like Home by Debra PadgettGod Bless America by Martha JeffriesGood Ole Days by Mary Ellen MullikinFlower Power by Anne McMahan and Nancy HellamsA Bridal Brunch by Kim BurgessBrunch at the Beach by Patsy Greene and Diane WatkinsBatter Up by Ansley Allen and Regina ForestComparing Apples to Apples by Ken Rowland State FarmOut of Africa by Debra Goss and Frances SwaneyPaint the Town Purple by Town Hall
225 Birthday Party by Davie Kirkley
225 Birthday Party by Davie Kirkley
Veterans Moving Forward by American Legion
Veterans Moving Forward by American Legion
Veterans Moving Forward Table 2 by American Legion
Veterans Moving Forward Table 2 by American Legion
Ring Around The Roses by Andi Cahaly
Ring Around The Roses by Andi Cahaly
Oh, The Places We'll Go by Jo McConnell
Oh, The Places We'll Go by Jo McConnell
A Monumental Affair by Joan Kelly
A Monumental Affair by Joan Kelly
No Place Like Home by Debra Padgett
No Place Like Home by Debra Padgett
God Bless America by Martha Jeffries
God Bless America by Martha Jeffries
Good Ole Days by Mary Ellen Mullikin
Good Ole Days by Mary Ellen Mullikin
Flower Power by Anne McMahan and Nancy Hellams
Flower Power by Anne McMahan and Nancy Hellams
A Bridal Brunch by Kim Burgess
A Bridal Brunch by Kim Burgess
Brunch at the Beach by Patsy Greene and Diane Watkins
Brunch at the Beach by Patsy Greene and Diane Watkins
Batter Up by Ansley Allen and Regina Forest
Batter Up by Ansley Allen and Regina Forest
Comparing Apples to Apples by Ken Rowland State Farm
Comparing Apples to Apples by Ken Rowland State Farm
Out of Africa by Debra Goss and Frances Swaney
Out of Africa by Debra Goss and Frances Swaney
Paint the Town Purple by Town Hall
Paint the Town Purple by Town Hall

Great Food at Our Spring Brunch - by Wanda Batten and Crew

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Menu:  Chicken Salad, Fruit, Croissant, and Cookie
Menu:  Chicken Salad, Fruit, Croissant, and Cookie
Menu: Chicken Salad, Fruit, Croissant, and Cookie

Vickie Crawford Sings for us

Thank you Vickie for sharing your beautiful voice with us

Fun Crowd Attended the Spring Brunch - Thank you to everyone who came and participated

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Great Prizes for our Spring Brunch - Thank you to our Greeters, our Prize Donations, and everyone who helped and purchased tickets

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Organization For Our Spring Brunch Fundraiser

Table Sponsor Responsibilities

What Do The Table Sponsors Do?

Each Table Sponsor was notified via email that they would be in charge of the following:

  • Table theme and name - any theme will do as long as it is not x-rated - it is fun to have your guests to come dressed according to your table theme.
  • Table decoration - centerpiece, tablecloth, place cards,favors (if you want them) etc., China and utensils, cups/mugs, napkins, plates and napkins and glassesTablecloth - large round (90 inches) or 2 square ones overlapped. 60in round with 27 in drop is the perfect size
  • Sell Tickets - $12.50 each for your table of 8 - Each table will be worth $100
  • Be sure to get your packet tickets and information sheet Complete the Questionnaire which asks for the Name of Your Table, Contact Information, Specify if you will be setting up on Friday night or early Saturday Morning and how many people will be at your table.
  • Water/tea glasses and pitcher - Coffee and hot water will be provided. Bring Tea bags if your table would like hot tea.It has been decided that each sponsor will need to bring a coffee carafe for their table to be filled before guests arrive.
  • Turn Ticket Money Into Kim before the April 21 Friends of the Park meeting (6:30 PUMC). You are welcome to come to this meeting, turn in your money and form, ask questions, see tables, etc..- Sponsors can mail a check for $100 with their form to:Friends of the ParkPO Box 408Pendleton, SC 29670
  • Sponsors are asked to remind their guest to bring cash to purchase the $1 Drawing Tickets for great prizes.

2013 Spring Brunch Fundraiser

We ended up with 18 tables decorated and had 20 to be sponsored but Timeless Tours & Travel and STEC were unable to attend. All of the tables were so unique and creative. It was an amazing sight to see and the pictures sure don't do it justice but I tried.

2013 Sponsors

Thank you to all sponsors, guests and volunteers!

Our 2013 Table Sponsors: American Legion Auxiliary- Ladies in Action

Andi Cahaly - Southern Comfort

Wendy Batten - Save the TaTas

Camp Essence - Sheila Peppers - Easter in Essenceland

Carol Smith - Going Around In Circles

Debra Padgett - Eggstra Special

Debra Goss/Deborah Whitfield - Tea Party From Yesteryear

Doc and Nancy Hellams - Put On A Happy Face

Guests/Entertainers/workers - Pendleton Dental Care - Set Sail

Heather and Mark Majors - Dr. Seuss

Joan Kelly - Hoppy Easter

Ken Rowland State Farm - Wanda Batten - Paint The Town RED

Kim Beck, Wanda Hughes and Karen Link - Welcome Spring!

Lenora Blanton - Palmetto Bank - Made In The Shade at The Palmetto Bank

Lyn and Powell Hickman - Field of Dreams

Martha Jeffries - Happy Easter

Mary Jo Craig - Music Is Good For The Soul

Monnell and Stephanie Wideman - Game Time

Also thanks to the following who contributed but unable to attend:Robyn and David Taylor - STECJean Vegod - Timeless Tours and Travel

Take a Virtual Tour around the Room and See all the Great Tables - It is always amazing to see the creativity by the table sponsors

Beautiful Tables - Thank you Sponsors

What is your favorite Brunch Meal? - Here is a book of ideas and recipes

Let's Do Brunch: Sweet & Savory Dishes to Share with Friends
Let's Do Brunch: Sweet & Savory Dishes to Share with Friends

I always enjoy the meal we have at this brunch

 

Thank you to all our sponsors - Very Creative

Fantastic Event - Love all the creative tables

Talking to some of the Table Sponsors - Mary Jo Craig's Table - Music is good for the Soul

Enjoying viewing the tables and waiting on our guests to arrive at the Spring Brunch

Great Entertainment at the Spring Brunch - Thank you to Sybil Miller, Ron and Laura Goldstein

Sybil Miller and Ron Goldstein
Sybil Miller and Ron Goldstein

We enjoyed hearing Sybil sing some of Cole Porter's tunes.

Don't Fence Me In sung by Sybil Miller, Ron and Laura Goldstein - These three sure do justice to this Cole Porter Tune

The Kitchen Crew - Thank you Lorett, Davie and Regina

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spring brunch

40 Great Prizes

40 Great Winners

Kim Beck really works hard organizing these wonderful donations. The Prize Tables always look great. Kim and her helpers are busy as bees the first half hour selling over 1,000 tickets.

Donors:

  • 1826 On The Green
  • Bill and Kim Beck - Palmetto Routers
  • Cahaly's Custom Clothing
  • Carol Smith
  • Davie Kirkley
  • Debra Goss
  • Donna Welborn
  • Exclusively Yours
  • Heather MajorsJ
  • Jimmy Manley
  • Joan Kelly
  • Karen Link
  • Ken Rowland State Farm
    Lorett Hayes
  • Main Street Designs
  • Martha Jeffries
  • Mary Jo Craig
  • Nancy Hellams
  • Patrick Fant
  • Razzberry Fizz
  • Skin Care at the Gallery
  • Squidoo Ruthi
  • STEC Equipment
  • Still on the Square
  • The Palmetto Bank
  • Timeless Tours and Travel
  • Town of Pendleton
  • Village Baker

The Prize Tables - Thank you Donors!

Scenes from Spring Brunch 2013

Spring Brunch 2013
Spring Brunch 2013

A Good Time Was Had By All - Be thinking of your theme for next year!

Spring Brunch collage
Spring Brunch collage

Missy Nail recognized as the first chairperson for Friends of the Park - A little History Lesson

Missy Nail
Missy Nail

In October 2002, concerned citizens came together to explore means of creating a healthier environment in which to live. These citizens met with staff from AnMed Health Systems, DHEC and Partners for a Healthy Community. This meeting resulted in the formation of Pendleton Pride in Motion. A coordinating council was elected: Powell Hickman, Jo McConnell, Lynne Parker, Greg Gilstrap, Bill Parker, Teri Gilstrap, Scott Ward, Ed Kirkley and Dan Jepson. In 2004, this council began the process for the building of Barrett's Place Playground. They contracted with Leathers and Associates of Ithaca, NY and in October 2005, Barrett's Place was built by community volunteers in 5 days with funds raised through numerous fundraisers and donations.On March 23, 2006 Pendleton Pride in Motion held a community meeting to organize Friends of the Park. Lynne Parker had designed the logo and membership decals were distributed. The following officers were elected:Missy Nail - ChairpersonBill Parker - V ChairJoan Kelly - SecretaryKim and Bill Beck - TreasurerThe first official meeting of the newly organized Friends of the Park was held in May 2006 and much was accomplished that first year under Missy's leadership. Missy was determined to make "Friends of the Park" a well known organization. T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Throws were sold and many volunteers are still wearing these today. The organization was involved in the Independence Day Celebration which led to it's taking over the event and naming it Freedom Fest in the following years. In October of that first year, FOTP sponsored a circus as one of it's fundraisers and created the first Friends of the Park brochure. The first year was an important one as FOTP strived to build a working relationship with the Town of Pendleton and Pendleton Recreation Association, recruit new members, raise money, set goals, and increase the awareness of the master plan for Veterans Park.In 2010, PPIM felt that it was time for Friends of the Park to become an independent organization and in February 2010, FOTP received its 501c3 non profit status. Much has been accomplished since those early beginnings and we don't want to ever forget how we got to where we are today and why.

Spring Brunch Tables 2012

Friends of the Park's Spring Brunch Committee 2013

The Spring Brunch Fundraiser in it's planning stages

The Spring Brunch Committee of Friends Of The Park will meet at the regular Friends of the Park meeting on February 18, 2013 at 6:30 at Pendleton United Methodist Church to finalize plans.Spring Brunch Planning Committee 2013Food - Lorett Hayes with Davie and ReginaSigns - KernSocial Hall Coordinator - Davie, Monnell, Mark, Chris and EdSponsors - Nancy and KimEntertainment - Joan and Mary JoDrawing Prizes and Tickets - Kim Beck, Karen Link, Wanda HughesTickets and Information Packets- Kim Beck, and Nancy HellamsClean Up - EveryoneKim Beck completed the paper work to reserve the Social Hall at Pendleton United Methodist Church for that date. The Palmer Social Hall at Pendleton United Methodist Church was reserved at no cost since 2 of our Executive Board Members are also church members. A donation was made to the church from a member in the name of Friends of the Park to cover the janitorial services.The Spring Brunch Committee was thrilled when Lorett Hayes announced that she would once again donate the food for this event. Her generosity will certainly help make this fundraiser a success. Lorett is the former owner of 1826 On The Green Restaurant at Farmers Hall and is an excellent chef so we know the food will be wonderful.

More Spring Brunch Tables

Great Food, Great Entertainment, Great Prizes - Great Fun at the Spring Brunch 2012

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Sybil Miller and Ron Goldstein Entertain Us at Our Spring Brunch - Send In The Clowns

Magician Lawrence "Laney" Delaney - What's He Doing, Mary Jo?

Our 2011 Spring Brunch Fundraiser

Suerea Wooten Greets Guest For Spring Brunch in Pendleton SC
Suerea Wooten Greets Guest For Spring Brunch in Pendleton SC

Welcome to the 2011 Spring Brunch Fundraiser

sponsored by Friends of the Park

Suerea Wooten greeted guests as they arrived. .Guests could also purchase our "Step Up To The Plate" shirts, cinch bags and stress balls upon entering. Caroline Jamieson sold $350 worth of merchandise at the 2011 Spring Brunch fundraiser.

Donated Gifts for Spring Brunch in Pendleton SC
Donated Gifts for Spring Brunch in Pendleton SC

Wow, over 20 Great Prizes were given away

Tickets were purchase at $1 each

Kim Beck sold the Drawing Tickets for $1.00 each. We greatly appreciated these wonderful donations. Kim sold $720 in tickets.Barretts Place Picket - Palmetto RoutersPretty Pink Paisley Purse - NancyHandpainted Chair - HeatherMassage Envy Gift CertificatesArrangement by Karen Link"31 " item - Donna WelbornEvening Bag - Kim Burgess/Bridal and Formal Wear of PendletonVillage Baker Dinner for Two - DavieState Farm Afghan - WandaState Farm Insulated Bag w/Tailgate Assortment - Wanda$10 Gift Certificate from The IslanderNecklace/earrings - Joan KellyGift Basket - RiverhurstGift Basket - Main Street DesignsTie from Bill Owings Custom ClothingGirlfriend Bag - Frankie ShermanPineapple Candlesticks and candles - Mary Jo CraigYellow King Size Sheets - Caroline Jamieson50 dollar savings bond - Palmetto BankGift bag from Razzberry FizzAssorted items - Lorett Hayes

Cody and Susann at Spring Brunch
Cody and Susann at Spring Brunch

Our Emcee for the 2011 Spring Brunch was Cody Alcorn

of Fox Carolina

Cody Alcorn is the co-anchor with Margaret Burnquist on the Morning News from 7 to 9 a.m. We are thrilled to have Cody volunteering as our Emcee. For more information about Cody, read Fox Carolina - Cody Alcorn.Susann Griffin introduced Cody Alcorn

Creative, Unique Table Decorations - Notice the Theme Names - click small photo to enlarge

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Andi's CandiesGolden GirlsSpring1950'sWhat's Up, Doc?Froggie PrinceHonored To BEE Your Friend
Andi's Candies
Andi's Candies
Golden Girls
Golden Girls
Spring
Spring
1950's
1950's
What's Up, Doc?
What's Up, Doc?
Froggie Prince
Froggie Prince
Honored To BEE Your Friend
Honored To BEE Your Friend

More Unique Table Decorations - by some very creative Table Sponsors

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Garden PartyBanking Under The Palmetto TreeMonkey BusinessBreakfast Club - Awesome 80'sEasy Does It!Mexican Fiesta!
Garden Party
Garden Party
Banking Under The Palmetto Tree
Banking Under The Palmetto Tree
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
Breakfast Club - Awesome 80's
Breakfast Club - Awesome 80's
Easy Does It!
Easy Does It!
Mexican Fiesta!
Mexican Fiesta!

Joan Kelly Entertains Us With Another Original Skit - "Chaperone"

Jeremy Duncan Sings for us at the Spring Brunch - Thank you, Jeremy!

Toward the end of the brunch, we were thrilled that Somer also sang for us.

What fun we had at the Spring Brunch - and raised over $3,000 for our ball fields

spring brunch fundraiser
spring brunch fundraiser

Scenes from the 2010 Spring Brunch

Camp Proverbs - Performs Their Rendition Of Step Up To The Plate

The 2010 Spring Brunch

Very Talented Table Sponsors Get Ready For The Big Event! - Aren't these amazing table decorations? Notice the clever names. Each table sponsor came up with t

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A Day At The Beach - Lorett HayesA Brunch At The Manor - Davie KirkleyIf You Only Knew - Jo McConnellWacky Tacky - Barbara HamTimeless Tours & Travel - Jean VegodTrotter's Biker Babes - Deborah PadgettCamp Proverbs Picnic At The Park - Don BrewerSteel Magnolias - Anne McMahan and Bobbie DavenportShe Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Shelby Quattlebaum
A Day At The Beach - Lorett Hayes
A Day At The Beach - Lorett Hayes
A Brunch At The Manor - Davie Kirkley
A Brunch At The Manor - Davie Kirkley
If You Only Knew - Jo McConnell
If You Only Knew - Jo McConnell
Wacky Tacky - Barbara Ham
Wacky Tacky - Barbara Ham
Timeless Tours & Travel - Jean Vegod
Timeless Tours & Travel - Jean Vegod
Trotter's Biker Babes - Deborah Padgett
Trotter's Biker Babes - Deborah Padgett
Camp Proverbs Picnic At The Park - Don Brewer
Camp Proverbs Picnic At The Park - Don Brewer
Steel Magnolias - Anne McMahan and Bobbie Davenport
Steel Magnolias - Anne McMahan and Bobbie Davenport
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Shelby Quattlebaum
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Shelby Quattlebaum

9 More Fantastic Table Sponsors - Amazing!

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English Garden - Joan KellyAll Stressed Up "Max & Maxine" - Town HallPostal Express - Caroline JamiesonLike A Good Neighbor State Farm - Wanda BattenJungle Love - Diedre RizkImagine That - Cathy Cole and Julie OrrButterflies 'n Bamboo - Kim Beck and Karen Link
English Garden - Joan Kelly
English Garden - Joan Kelly
All Stressed Up "Max & Maxine" - Town Hall
All Stressed Up "Max & Maxine" - Town Hall
Postal Express - Caroline Jamieson
Postal Express - Caroline Jamieson
Like A Good Neighbor State Farm - Wanda Batten
Like A Good Neighbor State Farm - Wanda Batten
Jungle Love - Diedre Rizk
Jungle Love - Diedre Rizk
Imagine That - Cathy Cole and Julie Orr
Imagine That - Cathy Cole and Julie Orr
Butterflies 'n Bamboo - Kim Beck and Karen Link
Butterflies 'n Bamboo - Kim Beck and Karen Link

Listen To What These Wonderful Volunteers Say About Me - Interview With Lorett Hayes

Kim Beck Shows The Donated Items for the Drawing

A Great Meal at our Spring Brunch

Wonderful Kitchen Crew and Donors make for a super brunch - Davie Kirkley was our Kitchen Coordinator

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Barbara Ham, Lorett Hayes, and Davie KirkleyBill Beck and Ed Kirkley - serversIs Monnell looking for something to do?Delicious Muffins from The Village BakerMonnell Wideman - serverBeautiful plate and delicious brunchRichard Quattlebaum - Server
Barbara Ham, Lorett Hayes, and Davie Kirkley
Barbara Ham, Lorett Hayes, and Davie Kirkley
Bill Beck and Ed Kirkley - servers
Bill Beck and Ed Kirkley - servers
Is Monnell looking for something to do?
Is Monnell looking for something to do?
Delicious Muffins from The Village Baker
Delicious Muffins from The Village Baker
Monnell Wideman - server
Monnell Wideman - server
Beautiful plate and delicious brunch
Beautiful plate and delicious brunch
Richard Quattlebaum - Server
Richard Quattlebaum - Server

The Program from 2010 Spring Brunch

Step Up To The Plate Skit by Joan Kelly - Joan will be returning with another original skit for the 2011 Spring Brunch

Jonah Cleveland Sings Original Song - at the 2010 Spring Brunch

Lorett Hayes and Bob Landers Entertain Us! - 2010 Spring Brunch

Scenes from the Spring Brunch 2010 - Remember we dressed according to our table theme.

Scenes from the Spring Brunch
Scenes from the Spring Brunch

The 2010 Spring Brunch raised $2,229 for the "Step Up To The Plate" Fundraising Campaign.

Does This Sound Like A Great Fundraiser or What? - We sure had fun at the Spring Brunch

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      What a wonderful community your Pendleton is! I MUST get there for a visit one day. The charitable work done in honor of the Veterans is wonderful.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I think it was the best one ever and have heard others say that, too!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I think it was the best one ever and have heard others say that, too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a great event and to raise so much money fo our kids and the Veterans Memorial! Thanks, Nancy, for the review of all the great events in the past.

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      Heather Burns 4 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      wow! awesome tables at the Spring Brunch!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      The tables are gorgeous! Pendleton seems like a wonderful place to live.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Vikk Simmons: This is such a fun event. It is a lot of work for the sponsors but fun at the same time.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Othercatt: We sure do have a lot of creative people. I will be posting pictures and videos of this year's event soon. Thanks for stopping by and wish you could join us.

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      Othercatt 4 years ago

      I wish we had something like this where I live. Look at those tables! Wow!

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Looks like a great event. Good job of making it come alive.

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      This gives me the motivation that I needed, I've been wanting to do a fund raiser for a long time, but I know that it requires extensive planning, and organization

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      What a great fundraiser. Those tables all look so wonderful. No big surprise that it's a big hit year after year!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is a happy lens, Nancy. And, I'm happy to return with some fresh angle dust. - God bless! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So motivated after looking at all the fun we had in the past.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Nancy you have the psychological power to create a habit, so go 1013 as well.Blessings!

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      delamorta 5 years ago

      Good stuff!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Very nicely done. And what a great tribute to those who participated.

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      Looks like you guys had a fun fundraiser, I wish you all the fun in this year's one too

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      I think this is the most favorite fund-raiser I have ever heard of! I love all the table names and the unusual décor! such fun! Congratulations on another successful event !

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What fun, what fun, what fun!!! Every year the creative fun beautiful tables are astonishing. The food was awesome. The entertainment was tops--and the emcee was so good looking! The energy in the room was upbeat--we may be a small village, but we have talent that blows the top of the scale. Thank you to all those who planned and organized the event, the volunteers who worked at making it elegantly entertaining and smoothly flowing, and to all who purchased tables and decorated them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Loved seeing the creative table decorations and familiar faces at this special event! Congrats for funds raised, for great community spirit, and for a fun, memorable day - all captured in another great lens!

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      Shibamom LM 7 years ago

      This looks like such a fun day and all for a great cause. Loved my visit.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      What a great idea and lens. It looks like a lot of fun.:)

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Yet another fantastic lens and congratulations on raising the monies through what looks like a really great event!

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      lwhitelaw lm 7 years ago

      Wow - looks like such a fun event! Wish I coulda been there but you live way far away from me. Congratulations on a successful event!

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      lwhitelaw lm 7 years ago

      Wow - looks like such a fun event! Wish I coulda been there but you live way far away from me. Congratulations on a successful event!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: You said it all, BJ and it was so great to get together!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Loved your skit, Joan. You were fantastic!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thanks Lorett for all you did to make this event a success!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Saturday March 27 was a sure sign that Pendleton has stepped up to the plate for the day of the Fundraiser was the best. I can't wait to see what we do next. Way to go Nancy (bulldog) Hellem. I have plenty of extra rope to rope in a few more the next time.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Joan4: Joan4 you must come and join us next time. We have a wonderful group to work with.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      WOW! What a fun day. Who knew we could have so much fun and make money for our ball fields at the same time. Let's do it again!! Thanks to everyone who made this day such a success.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I had a great time being with everybody. The table decorations were fascinating, the food was delicious, the entertainment was tops, drawing for the prizes was fun for everybody and rewarding for the winners. I am grateful to the Methodist Church for generously donating their wonderful space, and I am grateful to all the folks who worked to make it such a memorable event. Pendleton is blessed and we are too.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Joan4: I think that is a splendid idea! Maybe this fall.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      I think next time you do this, we need a Squidoo table! wonder if we can gather 6-8 South Carolina lensmasters? I think we can! that would be a hoot!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a fabulous atmosphere with so much creativity all around! Congratulations on the success of the fundraiser!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The Spring Brunch was so much fun. Thanks for all the hard work that went into organizing it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wonderful fund raising idea Nancy! ~ What a delightful lens to visit. As I've said before, you sure do know how to have fun in Pendleton. ~ Great lens!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      "Nancy Hellams can rope you into anything." And what a wonderful thing to get people motivated to do! I love all of the table settings! The only thing to make this lens any more fun would be to have been there. Wonderful work, Nancy! Fantastic! Just awesome!

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      I have to say your community certainly does have a lot of spunk, stamina and creativity. This lens portrays events which almost makes me feel as though I was part of the activity. Beautiful lens!

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      This looks like it was a lot of fun! What a great way to hold a fundraiser!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It was such an honor to be a part of Spring Brunch. Thank you to everyone for your help and support!Kim Beck

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Organizing a fundraiser is never easy.Great job!Lizzy

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      NWTG 7 years ago

      This looks like an absolutely fabulous event!! I love the decorated tables and it looks like everyone is having a great time. I wonder if our theatre group could do something like this.Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Deb Bryan 7 years ago from Chico California

      You are an inspiration Nancy!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on a great fundraiser. You should be proud.

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      Karen Kay 7 years ago from Jackson, MS

      Go see what the incredible Ohme and her down home folks have done now! Wowzer!

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      Karen Kay 7 years ago from Jackson, MS

      Incredible Ohme! So excited for y'all! Way to go!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Oh my goodness, Ohme!! I want your readers to understand that all of this volunteer activity and talent comes from a little town with a population of just over 3000. That's 3000!I am always amazed by the volunteer projects in Pendleton, but next time you do one of these luncheons, I want to be invited to somebody's table! The tables are fantastic! What super originality!I hope that anybody who thinks their group is "too small" to do something this extravagant to be inspired by all you fine folks in Pendleton! Just Amazing! Amazing!

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