Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Reason for the Season

"He is the reason for the season.
He is the light that shines on our lives.
The baby Jesus born in God's grace
So we all might rejoice on this day
He is the reason for the season."
~ Lonestar

 Our beautiful tree, Prince of Peace, King of Glory,  is up at the Festival of Trees at the South Town Expo Center in Sandy. Carolyn, Ardis, Paula and LaVern spent the afternoon decorating and setting everythiing up on Monday. The tree is lovely and has an antique rocking chair, table, and antique bible beside it.

Today is the auction. The Festival begins Wednesday, November 30 and goes through Saturday, December 3rd.  If you go, you can see our tree at Q17. You can purchase tickets at Zion's bank and get a discount or purchase tickets at the door. We have also made and donated many items for the Gift Shoppe at the Festival.

For more details and photos, see Paula's blog .
Our Festival of Trees decorators ~ Paula, Carolyn, LaVern and Ardis
"Thank you, ladies, for your help making the ornaments...and an especially big THANK YOU to Paula.
our tree sold at bid night last night. It sold for $800!" --Carolyn

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Humanitarian Needs for December

"Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
~ Dale Evans

For December, our humanitarian group will be collecting items needed by the Provo Humanitarian Center.


  1. New children's story books
  2. Boys' clothing, new, sizes 2 through 6
  3. New boys coats, sizes 2 through 6
  4. New toys - games, dolls, tinker toys, balls, cars, jump ropes, crayons, coloring books, etc.
  5. Knit hats - children, youth, and adult sizes.
If anyone wants to donate any of these items, please drop them off at Carolyn's home by Sunday, December 11. (don't wrap any of the items that you donate).

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do What You Do Well

"I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that." Victor Kiam

 The November We Can meeting was held Tuesday, November 1 at Carolyn's home. Those ladies in attendance were RaeLee, Barbara, Judy, Patti, Vila, Ardis, Ann, Paulette, Phyllis, and Carolyn. 
 We worked on four projects. We filled 10 Christmas stockings that will be sent to soldiers in war zones for Christmas. We completed 100 shape toys (these go in school kits and are mainly being sent to Afghanistan). We also made more than 30 dog chew toys.
These will go in Christmas stockings for dogs and are sold at the gift shop of the Festival of Trees. The fourth project was a tag in the shape of a Christmas ornament. The tags go on the dog socks and say "Merry Christmas from Santa Paws" with a picture of a dog wearing a Santa hat. Ann and Carolyn's cub scouts will finish filling the dog socks with a tennis ball and dog biscuits. We also collected candy for the Children's Justice Center Christmas Hats project.  Besides working on service projects, we enjoyed a nice pot luck lunch.

We will be going up to Salt Lake City to attend the Mother's Without Borders Boutique, Saturday morning, November 5th.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 28th. We will be going up to the Festival of Trees to set up our Chirstmas tree and take any craft items you have made to the Gift Boutique. Bring a lawn chair, snacks and drinks.    Festival of Trees will run from November 30-December 3 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.  It is open from 10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door or through Zions Bank .