FEBRUARY...A MONTH OF FUNDRAISERS AND BLESSINGS
For the past few years, the month of February has been a very busy month for fundraisers for Sonshine Hacienda by many of our local clubs and organizations here in San Felipe. The reason for this is that the weather is great (usually) and the "Snow Bird" population is at its peak. We look forward to February each year because we are able to have some fun, laugh with our friends and share the latest news about Sonshine Hacienda. This year was special because of the blustery wind conditions at the outdoor events. But in spite of very high winds...we carried on and had a fantastic time!!
AN EVENING WITH SAM
Sam Grubb is a very special man. He has a very philanthropic heart...and his heart is the size of Texas!! Sam has reached out to many of the organizations in San Felipe that help the needy, elderly and children of San Felipe. He does this is a variety of ways. One talent of Sam's is that he sings and writes poetry. He used his special and unique talent on February 15th, by holding a concert/poetry reading at Rumors restaurant. This night he donated all of the proceeds to Sonshine Hacienda. Next time, Sam will select another worthy organization that could use a little financial help. Rumors was packed and people certainly enjoyed listening to Sam's creative tunes and poetry. We all laughed until we cried at some of the poems...funny does not explain it!! What a special talent you are Sam. We all appreciate you and love you. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!!
SCORPIONS FUN DAY
It was a blustery day...it was so windy that people were afraid to use the "porta potties" for fear they would tip over while in use!! But we are a hearty group!! In spite of the heavy winds, a faithful number of us showed up in the desert for the annual Scorpions Fun Day. The Scorpions Club is a group of people who all have 4x4 vehicles which are equipped with 2 way radios. We do have a great time going on runs in the desert. But we are also a search and rescue group. For the last five years, the Scorpions have donated the profits of their Fun Day to Sonshine Hacienda. In addition to enjoying the different challenges on the different "runs" that had been set up for all of the participants, they also had a GPS event. Gary went out on this run with a friend and had a great time. The food was fantastic, the Silent Auction was a huge success, and the raffle of fantastic items was a great money raiser. Thanks again to the Scorpions Club for another great Fun Day! We look forward to next year!
MISSION SAN FELIPE YARD SALE
February 28th & March 1st was the date for the annual Yard sale to benefit Sonshine Hacienda. This was the sixth year for the sale and it was a fantastic experience as usual. It is amazing to see the huge number of church members that come to help sort, arrange, help people find that "special item" they are looking for. I don't think that I have ever worked at an event where EVERYONE shows up to work their shift and even offers to stay and work longer if needed...could it be the lure of the donuts and coffee in the mornings??? We sold tons of "stuff" for the two days that we held the sale. Once again we need to thank John and Bonnie Gilbert for their generous use of 99plus1 Ministries for our sale. It is the perfect place...right across the street from a large school. Not only do they loan us their place, but they work with us the entire two plus days. A big thank you to all the members of Missions San Felipe who volunteered their time.
THE GRAND TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY FUND RAISERS
The grand total for the February fundraisers was $4,718.23 The plan for this money is to work on projects that have been in the planning stages for quite some time. We will be purchasing and installing shade screen in our playground area, continue working on our athletic field (including a basketball court) and working on our new garden area. A big thanks to all of our San Felipe friends and organizations that helped to make these events such a fantastic success. God bless you.
NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR MARKETPLACE MISSIONS & SONSHINE HACIENDA
PO BOX 9011
CALEXICO, CA 92232-9011
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