This year was beyond a successful event for us! Last year we raised $150 at our booth. We had a goal to raise $200 in donations from our photo booth and we totally surpassed it! There were tons of people that came by to ask us questions about our organization, our hair and outfits, or that wanted a photo with us. We were glad to see old friends and family as well. Lots of people had said they looked out for us this year in hopes of snapping a picture with us and that was sweet to hear.
We arrived at our usual 7:30 am meet-up and immediately noticed that there were some canopies and tables already set up and usually we are the first ones there! This was a good sign. It meant the word has been getting out of what a great celebration this is and more and more people want to be a part of it. So we set up our canopies (we are pros by now) and our tables and quickly the area began to fill in with people.
The 9 am parade came through and the event had officially begun. Tons and tons of people showed up eager to find a seat under the big white tent for it was a warm summer day. All of us Members were in attendance this time and we had chose to wear matching yellow dresses in honor of the Code Talkers. It was a real big hit with the crowds! We also had our Volunteer Valine Blue come and join us, she was a big help to us and we love her to bits for it! In addition to Valine Blue, we had Kiana Ferris from Navajo Prep High School contribute her time with us for community service hours, she was a treat to have!
As the day went on, our donations were a-flowin’ and we were in good spirits with the public. So when it came time to pack up, we presented our gathered donations of $244 to Michael Smith- Coordinator of the Navajo Code Talker Day, for his production of the event. He was super grateful and expressed how much he enjoys having us as part of the celebration each year.
For 2016, we truly hope to outdo ourselves with something bigger! As always, stay tuned to our website and our Facebook Page – Blue Bird Pinups for up-to-date announcements and behind-the-scenes photos to all of our events.