Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weekend Update

Wow so much to report on so little time. It is 5:15 am and I have to get ready for the Market but I think have just enough time for a quick post. So here goes;

I went with the hotdog sales idea for Good Neighbor Fund. Like anyone thought I would have selected one of the other options. And I am happy to say it was a huge success. The odds were stacked against me for several reason. The last person who was in charge of GNF used to schedule these fund raisers and then forget about them and the people finally gave up on them. I guess they had more faith in me though because lots of people participated. I had 3/4 of the plant workers buy hotdogs. Reason two for failure was that there was a class going on at the plant yesterday and they decided to go out to lunch instead of supporting my cause. No biggie I still did well.

The third thing going against me was that I didn't start advertising until Wednesday afternoon. The reason was that we had another benefit lunch on Wednesday and I wanted to wait until that one was done so that I didn't take from his fund raiser. His was for a local family who recently lost their son in the War in Iraq. I think we all know someone touched by this war.

The management team was impressed though and they were happy with the results. In addition to the money I raised some people brought in toys for the cause. That makes me happy because I don't like to shop. Next week I will host another dinner and then go out and shop. This was a come from behind win for the GNF. And speaking of come from behind, does anyone recognize this beauty:

That's right its Secretariat. You know the Triple Crown winner. Well here is some gossip for you. Yesterday on my way to work, I was driving not far from my house and saw something in the road ahead. It was something big, really big. I immediately locked my doors just in case it was a robber or an alien. It turned out be a horse that had gotten free. It was running down the road. I tried to catch it but it wouldn't let me so I coaxed it off into a church property to get it off the road. It stayed in that area for about 4 hours until the owner finally realized it was gone and went out and found it. Well I hate dropping names but can you guess who this horse was related to? You guessed it, Secretariat. Turns out this horse is a direct descendant of the famed race horse. Now I can say I know royalty.

Today is trash pickup day on Wadmalaw. If any locals are reading this, Please join Pat at the 4-way stop on Bears Bluff Rd to clean our highway. My wife and I have to work so she already did several miles of the road earlier this week. I think the meeting time is 9 am. How's that for a public service announcement?

Have a great Saturday,


Marla said...

Your a busy man! Glad your fund raiser went well! That's a great thing to do, picking up trash, hooray for your wife.

Chatty Kelly said...

Quiz: What state is Secretariat from? Hint: The same state as Chatty Kelly!! And not to drop names, but I went to a cocktail party once at the Secretariat Home (well the owner's home, not the horse's home, which would be a barn I suppose).

They had custom hand towels with the horse "Home of Secretariat" embroidered on them. Fancy. :-)

Congrats on the hot dog sales.

Angie said...

You are so busy, Greg. Good going on all the causes you have undertaken. How interesting, Chatty Kelly!

tvnewsbadge said...

What was his/ner name ( the horse )?


tvnewsbadge said...

P.S. CK, I have some pictures of Secretariat's foaling barn on my blog.


Monogram Queen said...

Congrats on your fundraising success!
That's really neat you met an equestrial descendent of royalty.

I almost ran over an Emu once. That's about as exciting as it gets for me.

Scarlet said...

You don't stop, do you?? You're always doing something for a good cause!

I need to jump on that bandwagon!

Becky said...

Congrats on your fund raiser. I knew that was Secretariat... beautiful horse. Very cool that you were hob nobbing with one of his descendants.

Leslie said...

Secretariat is my favorite horse. :)
And get this....the exact day & year Secretariat died is the exact day & year I was born. How cool is that?!?

Daisy said...

Congratulations on you your hot dog sales fundraiser. You were able to kill two birds with one throw. Getting rid of the hotdogs and doing it for a good cause. :-)

ChrisJ said...

Greg you are a born story teller. A bit like Garrison Keillor I think. I like your posts. They always give me something to think about.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on the success of your hot dog fundraiser! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your weekend. I know you were a busy man.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Glad to hear about the fundraiser, what a great thing to do. I hope you raise even more funds!!

What a crazy story.....I've never seen a horse loose, and running down the road before!

Joanne said...

WOW! A real true blue blood.

So tell me, was he down to earth, or a real royal snob?



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