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First Fundraising Event for 2012 Avon Walk

December 3, 2011

Today was the start of fundraising activities for the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  My friend  Janet and I set up a table at the St Philip the Apostle Christmas Craft Fair.

I brought my knit hats and baby sweaters, earrings, bracelets, bibs, sewing books and coffee cup sleeves.  Janet had Christmas ornaments with pink ribbons, pink candy, and chocolate lollipops in the shape of ribbons.

I was surprised at the number of vendors who also has yarn products – mostly crochet.  The lady next to us had beautiful crochet baby sweaters and booties, afghans, and hats.

The fair started at 9:00 am.  There was light turn out in the morning.  But there were even fewer people in the afternoon.  By 2:00 pm, there were more vendors in the room that customers.  Janet told me at previous events, the room was so crowded that people had a lot of difficulty approaching the tables.

I am not sure why there were so few people.  Perhaps it is the economy, or maybe there were other fairs in the area.  I sold 2 knit hat (one to Janet), a few bracelets, 2 sewing books and one bib for a grand total of $60.  Not very good for 7 hours of work.  Hopefully this is not indicative of how fundraising will go this year.

I have some of the items available for sale on Esty: http://www.etsy.com/shop/amberstang.  100% of the proceeds from the sale goes to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

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