Thursday, July 18, 2013

Helping a Community

This is Brandy Herr organizer of the event!
Brandy is also the author of The Adventures of Freddie
Spaghetti and Meat Ball

Me ... I'm thinking I need another table!
The Read for Rancho Children's Book Fundraising Event was held on Wednesday, July 17 at the Decker Gym in Granbury, TX. Many members of the community attended along with the children from the Boys & Girls Club. The counselors all stopped by our tables and thanked us for participating in the event and the kids loved hearing all the stories! We met the director of the Community Center and she told us the renovations to the Community Center are really coming along, and she is hoping to invite us all back for the dedication ... that would be really awesome! Attending Authors were: Brandy Herr, Brothers Gromm, Danna Walters, Elaine Fields Smith & Yours Truly.

Danna Walters, author of Every Good
Princess, Marries a Prince
The children and adults got to mingle and meet the authors before the event and each author was able to present their book by reading, or in my case, singing! That gave people plenty of time to purchase raffle tickets for some great prizes! Mercer Mayer, author of The Little Critter Books, autographed and sent books for this event!

There were books, and other really cool prizes from all over the country. Thanks Fleur'tee Bee Boutique for the two $25.00 gift certificates that you donated for the event! One of them was won by a counselor for the Boys and Girls Club, and the other was won by a friend of author Danna Walters!

Ashley, being Ashley!
I love when she comes and helps me out at events!
Remember ... she is the main character from A Simpler Time
as you can see, she is QUITE the character!

Me, on stage, asking the kids - what they think is IN THE CORNER?

I decided to EAT the MIC!

The prize table!!! 

Me with the Master of Ceremonies -- Brandy Herr!

I love sharing my stories with children, but also being able to link that with helping a community in need makes it even more special, and it was an honor to be at the event. Thanks to everyone who donated a raffle item and everyone who attended the fundraiser. Finally, I wish only the best for everyone in the Rancho Brazos Community!
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