We have had a wonderful response from the community to our request for donations. We have received so much so quickly it’s hard to keep up with the list of donors. The slide show is just a few of the sponsors that have provided products or donations for the silent auction or door prize giveaway. We have donations of artwork, jewelry, electronics, cookware, sporting goods, perfumes and so much more. Prints from local artists Paul Drum and David Blair are only some of the pieces that will be in our silent auction.
One donor who is not in our slide show yet but should be recognized is our local Wally Burger. Now every year we receive a generous number of gift certificates from a variety of restaurants in and around the Roswell area. Now all of these meals are very much appreciated and are always used, but this year Wally Burger has done one better. We have in our possession a gift certificate for one year of Wally Burgers. This certificate isn’t for one burger a month, (which would be great). It’s not for a burger a week, (that would be even better). We’re talking about one burger a day for a year. Now I know what you’re saying. “It’s just a burger”, but your wrong. It’s not “just a burger”, it’s 365 burgers! You won’t have to “Wimpy-it”, and offer to pay on Tuesday. You can have a burger any day you want! This certificate is worth over $1,100.00 in wonderfully grilled to perfection beef beauty.
Now that’s a gift certificate, but it’s certainly not the only one. One of the All Saints classes has managed to compile a gift box with around $500.00 worth of gift cards and certificates to businesses around Roswell. There is a veritable shmorgishborg of meals, services and products to be had at this years Mardi Gras and not all of them will be in the silent auction. Many of the donations will be given away as door prizes or won in a number of different drawings that will be held that night, like the King Cake Drawing and the King and Queen Election.
So you see, you may go to Mardi Gras for a great dinner and a little dancing but you could go home 365 burgers richer and royalty. Who knows?