Re: Blue & Gold Help, Please!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 22 Dec 1994 13:16:01 EST
One idea that has worked in the past is to ASK for some donated
center pieces and/or decorations from local florists and gift
shops or places that make up those balloon arrangements etc.
A nice letter with a tax exempt certificate helps make
the donations more official!
You can use those as center pieces on the HEAD tables,
serving tables and/or desert tables - depending on how you
set up your dinner. THEN, you can have a mini auction
of the center pieces and arrangements to help pay costs,
or even raise a little money. If you don't want to auction
them, sell raffle tickets, or just give them away as door
prizes, of even to Important guests or even to Cub Master
and comittee chairman, maybe even your charter partner?
If you have local PRO sports teams in your area, you
can also ask for a GUEST speaker, or donations of
sports memorabiliar that you can also raffle etc.
Of course, you do NOT want you B&G dinner to turn
into a big fund raising deal, when most of the action
centers on the prizes.
We have also had demonstrations from local Karote school,
(martial arts), Mayors office, US congress people, local
BMX bike rodeo clubs, and even the local SPCA with guest
happy day after the winter solstice - 50 degrees and sunny in Buffalo
SNOW - wahts that ?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City