Monday, October 21, 2013

Ingrid Wendt Healing Fund

This went off Saturday night as smooth as can be!

Yay this fundraiser is done, yay it went well! Huge thanks go out to my co-organizer Stacy Lute. I would have been lost without you, lady! You are the bees knees!

Huge thanks go out to:

All of the MDRF merchants and Friends of Faire who donated time, money or an item to the event. Because of you terrific folks we were able to raise over $5,300! That, combined with our online donations via PayPal brings us to I think just over $17,000. That is amazing!

The festival itself who donated a private privy! What a seriously wanted and fun item to get to auction!

The entertainers: The Rogues, Wolgemut, Tinsmith, DragonSong, Drum Runners, EJ Jones, bellydancers Kashira and Amustela, Sprite for the step dancing and our emcee for the evening Michael Rosman who wasn't feeling 100% and still kept the night moving and entertaining!

Our volunteers who stepped in and helped set up, tear down, sell tickets, work the door ect Erica, Shaun, Karen, Katie, Jen and Kim - if it weren't for you guys this would not have gone near as smooth as it did.

 It was great to get to see Hal the Piper piping away after his serious health issues just a few months ago. Hal and Judith can light up a room like no one I know.

HUGE grateful hugs go out to everyone who attended and bid on items. I'm touched and thankful for all of you.

Last of all, on a personal note, Joe and Diana Wheeler - you two are my heroes! They actually won the only item I was bidding on in the raffle auction and then gave it to me! Thanks to them I am the new owner of a Goodly Woods quilted maple mug. A couple of months ago I decided I wanted a wooden mug because my metal one really doesn't handle warm liquids well. I've shopped around and knew the right one would present itself. I can't wait to get the medallion made for the bottom of it!

Maryland Renaissance Festival Ends


MDRF is done for this year. Not much to say about that except that I am happy it's done because it really wasn't a whole lot of fun this season.

The Maryland faire will always hold a special place in my heart because it's my home faire but the past two years have really sucked the fun out of the festival for me. Last year it was all the band drama and this year it was shoe booth drama

I was, however, happy and grateful to at least get to lay eyes and wrap my arms around most of my friends at least once this season. I think I managed to meet all of the babies that were born over the winter.

There will be pictures where I have unlimited data to upload them.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Last MDRF Weekend

Finally! It's the last weekend of the Maryland Renaissance Festival! This excites me for a number of reasons:

The Rogues are back to playing! That's right the fellas will be out there playing some awesome music! You will be able to find me selling CDs whenever they are playing. This also means I get to see the wonderful Heather again.

Chela and Klaus are coming into town. I'm so excited to see them and hug them!

The culmination of all of the hard work Stacy Lute and I have been doing for the Ingrid Wendt Healing Fund happens on Saturday. Without Stacy I would still be floundering around. I'm so glad she took the reins on the auction! The event is going to be wonderful and a glorious celebration of Ingrid nd a chance for some closure for those of us who had to stay here when Ingrid passed.

Sunday - all of my rowdy friends are coming to faire! At the first Rogues show we will be gathering to remember Heather and Brit's mom, Joyce. I can't wait to see everyone. I need a dose of my peoples. I'll be working selling CDs but it's the last day so I plan on getting a bit rowdy myself.

This summer has been a lot of work and it's not quite over yet . . .

The first weekend or so in November I am working on a Make the Homeless Smile event. If any of my friends have cold weather clothing, blankets ect they would like to donate please bring them to faire with you and I will get them there.

Stay tuned for pictures from the summer and the fundraiser.