Giving Back at Crop Connection
I recently attended Crop Connection 2018 in Jackson, Mississippi. The hosts make it a priority to give back to the community through activities at the crop. We all bring snack and cleaning items for the local Ronald McDonald House and get tickets for each item. All the tickets go into a drawing for prizes at the end of the crop.
One of our favorite activities is the auction for the Shriner’s Burn Unit. We all bring a wrapped item for the auction – something a scrapbooker would like – valued at $10. The wrapping is almost as important as the item and people go all out to make the packaging alone hard to resist. A bid sheet is placed by each item and we have 1 hour to place our bids. Let the games begin! It’s fun to watch all the strategies croppers use to be sure they have highest bid on the item they want. I used the “good things come in small packages” strategy and had high bid on this cute little Mickey Mouse box. It was light as a feather so I’m thinking it might be a gift certificate. Some people save up all year so they can get lots of packages. It’s all for charity of course!
Once bidding is over and we’ve all paid our tab, everyone who got a package goes to the back and we all open them together. It’s as much fun to see what everybody got as it is to open your own! So what was in my box? You guessed it – a gift certificate to one of the vendors! I see a layout kit in my future! Thank you!
They also have a contest for best layout, card, and 3-D project. I didn’t enter this year but enjoyed looking at all the amazing entries. Since I’m a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, these two projects caught my eye.
Finally, remember how I said the hosts paid attention to every detail. Even the restrooms were decorated! Look what was on the mirror. Who’s the fairest of them all? Too funny!