Sisters Sharing Their News
Thanks to all the biscuit eating southern Sisters that came to my event and donated or bid on auction items.. We were able to send a check today to Sister Janine Pettit to help with hurricane Sandy relief in the amount of $1370! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for making this auction successful. And A big THANK YOU to Donna Davenport who first had the idea to have an auction, what a wonderful idea.. xo
Janine Pettie, Wrangler Sister # 563, writes on Nov, 7, 2012:
Thank you to all you wonderful sisters who have sent donations to me via my email address through PayPal or through the RAINE Foundation which has partnered with the SOTF to get the food and help out there as quickly as possible. Yesterday 3 NJ sisters and I took my daughters youth group down there and we brought so much hot and already cooked food....IT was gone in 2 hours...WE had a three gallon thermal container filled with chicken soup and we hit the streets in Union Beach where home owners with volunteers were shoveling out the muck...The soup was gone before we got off the first block...What we need to procure is another two or three thermal containers for soup or chili...I hated that people were coming from down the street and we had to tell them we were out of soup...We are bringing the food to them because the streets are not easily navigated and if you had to stop and get in a car and go find something to eat alot of time is lost...Please keep us in your prayers...
Karen Reichart Sister #831 writes on Oct. 21, 2012:
"I am happy to report this past weekend at Midwest/Great Lakes Fall Meet Up we raised $2,500.00 for Casting for Recovery's Indiana program and retreat. We held an auction and Bra Hook Up."
Rachel Beissner, Sister #1240, writes on Sept. 10, 2012:
"I want to report that when we learned that we would soon sign up Sister #3000, on Facebook there was some chatter about making a $3 donation in her honor, whomever she may be (the bonus is... she's a Texas Sister!). I offered my address to those who wished to mail in checks and we would be accepting voluntary donations at the event, "Fentress Frolic", held last weekend.
Fentress Frolic was great fun and I'm very pleased to say the Sisters on The Fly from Texas raised $211.00 for Casting for Recovery!" Way to show Spirit of the Sisterhood!
NW Gathering in Sisters OR, June, 2012 raised over $20,000 at their Friday night fund raiser to benefit local Bend charity, Healing Reins. There was a sient auction and then a very lively LIVE auction, plus scholarship donations for folks in need whose lives would be enhanced with the riding therapy. A huge THANK YOU to Sisters (and real-life sisters-in-law) Sherri Niemeyer # 1216 & Julie Niemeyer Gredvig # 1203 who organized the whole event and to the 100-plus sisters who donated items and them opened their hearts and pocketbooks to support this great local charity!
Glenda Stone, Sister #62, reports:
The GIDDY UP gathering of SOTF in June 2012 raised a generous $1,600
for Casting for Recovery! Wow, that enables two women who are surviving breast cancer to attend a Casting for Recovery retreat in their local area. Whoo Hoo! Thank you Glenda for helping organize such a great fund raiser!
Cathy Preston, Sister #510, wrote in:
Texas Sisters Rally to Raise $720 for Casting for Recovery!
"The Texas Sisters on the Fly met up once again at their March 2012 Coffee Creek II event in Santo, Texas. It was a weekend for freinds, food and fun, hosted by Rhoni Fields, Marsha Boyd and Sue Solan, who went over the top making sure every Sister had a great time. On Saturday night a spontaneous auction was held and Laverne Parnell and Jill Barnes stepped in to entice Sisters to bid on items donated by other Sisters (some items grabbed right out of their trailers!). We raised an astounding $720 for our beloved charity,Casting for Recovery! Thanks to all the Sisters who donated items and a BIG THANKS to those who forked over the cash for a very worthy cause! Good job!"
Peggy Richmond, Sister #1398, shares this:
TN Sisters Hold Trailer Tour to Raise Funds for the Marion County Children's Fund
"The National Cornbread Festival is held each year the last weekend in April in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The Sisters were invited to attend as an exhibit where we show off our trailers and the public is invited to view them. We set up in a small grassy lot next door to the town library with 18 trailers and 23 sisters attending. This is a teeny tiny town that tries to accomodate about 30,000 people over a three day period with food (cornbread) arts and crafts, vendors, and a carnival. We also attended a street dance to kick off the weekend on Friday night, what a hoot! Anyway, I digress. We ask for donations from the public with all proceeds going to the Marion County Children's Fund which supports needy children in the county with food, housing and clothes, etc. We collected $103! People stuffed their dollar bills in our little camper birdhouse we set up at the entrance into our camping area. I made up about 300 flyers for the event and we gave them all away so I would say we had about 500 people coming through there on Saturday from 2-5."