A couple of days before we headed off to Navajo Code Talkers Day in Window Rock, Arizona we were contacted by our long time friend Jared Yazzie from OXDX Clothing. He was putting together his Fall Release and asked us to be a part of the photoshoot, so of course we had to say YES! With his amazing line and so many dope creatives on his team, we knew it was going to be fly!
On September 12, 2015 we gathered in Window Rock, AZ once again, but this time for the 69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair. Last year we walked the parade assisting the St. Michaels Association of Special Education with their float however this year we thought it would be great to lock down a booth space at the Chi’hootso Indian Marketplace for only day only.
Our 6 am call time was pretty early for the day but we had to get there before the roads closed due to the parade. We were all looking forward to this event because of our Vintage Western theme so the ladies arrived looking totally fab for as early as it was! Although it was pretty slow during the morning hours it finally picked up after the parade ended around noon time. Our booth was definitely one of a kind so it pulled people in to see what we were all about. Our tables were filled with our posters, prints, and scrap books of our past events. We even had an area set aside for a Western photo booth. It was great to see everyone put our props to use.
On August 15, 2015 we headed to Tuba City, AZ to volunteer our time at an Honor Ride for Navajo Nation Police Officer Joseph Gregg, who was shot while responding to a domestic violence call in October of last year. The mission of this event was to raise funds to donate to Officer Gregg and his family as they continue to travel to and from Phoenix, AZ for medical appointments.
We were contacted just a week before our trip to Window Rock, AZ for Navajo Code Talkers Day and we could not say no. Our members are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico so this event just so happened to work out perfectly for a weekend of volunteering.
Two weeks before Easter, our organization hosted the 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. It was fun filled day of Easter egg hunting, live music, games, and raffles. This year’s attendance was also twice as big as last year!
The day started out with our 4 years and younger age category and they were the cutest! In between each category our Blue Bird Pinup volunteers setup games for the kids while Twang Deluxe entertained the adult guests with their amazing country sound. Setup alongside the Window Rock Tribal Park Ramada was the BBP raffle table and sweet treat station which all funds raised will be going directly to hosting more BBP events throughout the year! Although our event was only 3 hours long, we made sure to keep the crowd busy by teaching “The Stroll” to the kiddos, giving out Easter gifts, showing off the Easter Selfie Booth, and even the BBP President and Vice- President switched out as being the Pinup Easter Bunny! To end the day was the 60 years and older category which was such a sight to see. The elders lined up and were ready to fill their baskets, there were even some dancing to Twang Deluxe while waiting for the announcer to say go! All in all, it was a wonderful day filled with smiles, laughter, and happiness!
A very special thank you to Jay Smiley – Artist, Jay Garcia – Artist, and Jared Yazzie of OXDX Clothing for the donated raffle prizes. Last but not least, we would also like to thank Sun Loan Company and Navajo Arts & Craft for our Easter eggs, egg fillers, and gifts for those who attended!
We cannot wait for next year! If you would like to work together on an upcoming event, please make sure to email us at email@example.com! As always, we do this to bring our community together so we could use as much help as we can get!
On June 20th we had our first Pinup Yard Sale at the Ch’ihootso Indian Market Place in Window Rock, Arizona. It was a totally success! From heels to vintage dresses, the ladies had a lot to offer! We also had a rockin’ lemonade stand at only $.50 a cup! This was a hit and it had people coming back for more!