Saturday, April 28, 2007

Saturday Relay Update

Hello Team!

Two weeks from now we will be so tired! Hard to believe that in just a few days we will have had our 2007 Relay. I wanted to give you an update from last nights meeting. I would like to thank the 22 people that came over to decorate luminary's and to turn in money. We made over 115 Luminary's so our camp will have lots of candle light. This also means that we will need plenty of people on the luminary committee (these folks fill the luminary's with sand and a candle on site and help arrange them in front of our campsite).

We have awesome news about the breakfast...Diane Grimsley was able to get 6 cases of breakfast sandwiches to sell in the wee hours. This is excellent news since John's and Jack's will not be there. Thank you Diane!!! We will start selling Pizza around 5 pm, hot drinks around midnight and breakfast/juice around 4 am. We are working with Publix to try and get some drinks for free. I will keep you posted.

I have even more good news. The Motorcycle Ride committee has been working really hard to get sponsors, water stops scheduled and routes planned. They have been working really hard behind the scenes and is slowly seems to be pulling together. I got this from Jen Hewett last night:
I got word today from the electric co-op (GreyStonePower) that they will allow their Paulding office tobe the water/restroom stop on our Relay Ride. They don't normally do things like this, but because they had such a super relationship with Ty Harvey (and as they said, because he was who he was!), they agreed it would be a good fit. Guys, I will try and get us some extra press in the magazine as well for the Ride. (Especially now that there is an EMC connection to sweeten the deal!)

This is fantastic news, plus a little publicity...great work bike crew! I know that they would love for me to ask you to consider helping with little details for the bike ride. We will need things like giveaways, more sponsors, advertising etc. The ride will be on June 24th, it's a Sunday. You don't need to be there to help out. Most of the help they need is in the next couple ofweeks getting things nailed down. If you would be willing to help, please send me an

We will be getting the relay shirts and the red team shirts before Relay but we will hand all of them out on the night of relay. This will be much easier to control to make sure everyone gets their shirts and also decreases the chance of it being left at home by mistake.

I have Pampered Chef stuff for Jen Hewett, Angie Nails, Helen DuVall, and Karen Davis. I also have an order for a Kimberly Aquino...I do not know this person, so if you do, please let me know. I will try to get with you to schedule a pick up or else I will bring it to Relay.

Last night we also had the sign ups for the on site committees and for the list of items to bring the night of. Alright, are you ready for the EXCELLENT news? We collected $2,860.02 last night, plus the $725 from people who couldn't make it...added to our on line totals, we are at $16,277.47!!! First place is at $16,095.00 as of this morning. So technically we are in first going into bank night. A matching check of $17,000 has already been sent in the hopes of it being deposited before Relay night. Our total is now at $33,277.47!!! We need to raise $1,000.00 more dollars to be over $100,000.00 in four years.

Thank you all, this wouldn't be possible with out you!!! We still have on site fundraising and the Ride for Relay in June, so I am certain that we will reach our goal.

Thanks for all you are doing! We will let you know what campsite we have chosen when we go for bank night on Thursday.

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