Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gift Basket for a Charity Auction

There are a group of us women (Navy CPO Wives or Retired Navy Women in my case) that get together once a month for a social event. We meet at the CPO club onboard NAS Pensacola on the 3rd Thursday of every month for a girl visit and then we decide where to go out to dinner. One of the girls in our group, Angie Anglin, was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and is undergoing treatment. She was working at Blue Angel Elementary School. The school held a Spaghetti feed and auction in her honor with proceeds to go to the Anglin family to help with Christmas and any other incidentals that they needed. I made this basket, but there were 4 others from our group who donated towards the cost of the basket, Kim, Susie, Joanne, and Erica. The school sold "raffle" tickets. Then the purchaser placed their ticket in the bucket in front of whichever items that they wanted to be in. My basket drew the most tickets with $80 in ticket sales!!! Unfortunately I was in a hurry and forgot to take pictures of each individual item in the basket before I wrapped it all up, so I'm not sure how good you can see these items.

In the 1st picture you can see a wooden picture frame that I decorated. It is in the back with the word "Peace" on it. In from of that are a set of 5 notecards. These are the same notecards that are shown in the bottom picture.

In the 2nd picture you can see decorated notebook, some decorated York Pepermint Patties (who doesn't like chocolate!!) There is also a gold metal sleigh in the center that things are placed in. Alos a Snowman cup with some apple cider mix, all placed in a red velvet lined wooden basket.

Angie just had her 4th therapy session a couple days ago and is doing better, but please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Angie is as sweet as can be and is the hilarity of our group! She is always making us laugh with her sassy attitude and we want her back full time!!!

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