You all know by now that my goal is a $6000 + fundraising event in May. Now I used my pledge sheet and did not get many people to sign up. However, while I was busy with regular shows I had people plotting behind my back. Here is what I have on the books with real dates, times and even advertising! On Saturday, April 25th from noon to 4 p.m. a new PartyLite rep and I are doing an event we call Dinner by Candlelight. We are featuring 4 table settings from formal - with my good china, to everyday featuring our Dots Dinnerware, Casual out door with the Outdoor Party Plates, Utensils, Collapsible bowls and Chip & Dip, and an exotic setting using the bamboo. We are also concidering a buffet table set up with various Simple Additons and other serving pieces. My PartyLite friend loves our Simple Additons Cranberry edged serving pieces so that is what inspired him to ask about to a joint adventure. He will be providing the candel light! Plus this will be separate from the major fundrasier as I want ot be able to tell people to order Mother's Day gifts. I will place the order on the first of May. On May 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. my brother and his girlfriend - who by the way did all the work - are hosting a Backyard Weenie Roast and Help Whip Cancer fund raiser. Steven, my brother will be the grill master. We will charge $2 for a dog, soda and chips. And of course the HWC products and all the products will be for sale. She got some friends to put together a permanent 5 foot by 2 foot vinal sign that reads Help Whip Cancer with The Pampered Chef. It is black with bright pink letters!!! That thing had to cost a fortune! And she is placing an ad in the local neighborhood paper! On Friday, May 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - my other brother - all though he does not know it yet - will be helping my at the St John - The Wilderness Church Annual Flower Sale. This even coincides with Mother's Day and is usually very busy. The two coordinators of the flower sale, Mary and Sue asked me back in February to be there. On Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 8 - yep Mother's Day - from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. I will be doing a colaberative event hosted by the True Woman group of Willimas Bay. This even is being held at The Lodge at Geneva Ridge hotel and Resort. We will be one of many but the event coordianator is excited about having us. I have 5 outside Hope Helpers as I am calling them also collecting orders in Mid-Wisconsin; Oklahoma City, OK; Henderson, TX; Colchester, VT and Southeastern Wisconsin. If I can't get 300 $20 orders out of all that - I should not be doing this! I am also working on a venue in Mequon, WI for the weekend of May 16th and possibly one for the weekend of May 23rd even though it is a holiday weekend, in Milwaukee I also will be doing a separate raffle as I have 4 - count them 4 past hosts who came together to donate 7-piece cookware sets. I know, I almost fell over. I look at it this way. It all goes to ACS even though it does not all go through PC. We are doing $10 per ticket and 6 for $50. After a little bird out here gave me some advice I contacted all my ladies and they agreed that it would be best too to let the winner choose what type of cookware they wanted. The really cool part, the names will be drawn before I close the fundraiser and all the prizes will be ordered on the fundraiser and paid for by my 4 lovelies. So that is at least $1700 already toward the $6000. Not to shabby concidering I have not even gotten my HWC stuff yet. I have 200 catalogs, order forms, on-line ordering cheat sheets for all the hope helpers to hand out - they are all getting their own party in P3 and on my website as I want to thank them properly. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!