So on Friday I declared I would be posting every day. It only took me till Sunday to make a liar out of myself. Now here it is early Monday morning and I will attempt to finish what I started last night (I am going to give myself credit for at least starting it on Sunday).
I walked from my house to the VFW in Herkimer for the H.A.LO. Chinese Auction. HALO is the Helping Animals Live Organiziation. It is a no cage, no kill cat rescue organization in the Mohawk Valley. Their annual Chinese Auction is huge and hugely popular. I donated an afghan.
I had a fun time putting in my numbers for various prizes. I put in for a print, jewelry, baskets of different things, gift certificates, and more. I ate a hot dog. My friend Kim joined me, and I helpfully tore her tickets while she made her selections. It was getting close to time to draw winners! We also put in for the 50/50 and Baskets of Cheer, which included Tylenol, much to our amusement.
We got a glass of wine and walked around again, pointing out to each other what we did and didn’t try for. Then we went and chatted up the bartender. We liked him.
It took a long time for the HALO people to draw all those prizes. We all looked at our tickets and hoped! I won a tote bag donated by Weisser’s Jewelers. Score!
We had a great time for an excellent cause. Now we can look forward to the HALO Hoedown in September!