If you want to see a force that rivals a hurricane, just watch the power of, “the ladies of the church.”
Like most fundraisers, the project started with someone saying, “You know, we should do something to help.” Julia Crow of Pensacola, saw a need and decided several local charities could use extra funding, so she enlisted her friend Connie Vance to help, and with the coordination of the ladies of their church, First United Methodist Church of Pensacola Florida, they produced, “Saturday Morning With Friends.”
The first breakfast in 2016 was a huge success with almost 300 attendees, and raised needed funds for The United Methodist Children’s Home of Alabama and Northwest Florida, as well as The After School Program at C.A. Weis — A Community School, a program of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Now, the group is fired up, and ready to do it all again.
And guess what . . . ?
I get to be their guest speaker! I know! How fun is this going to be? My topic will be, Grits, God and Gayfers — proof we are loved.
For those of you who are in the Pensacola area, I’d love for you to join us at, “Saturday Morning With Friends” on Saturday, February 11th. The exciting morning begins at 8:30am with doors opening to reveal an impressive silent auction. A scrumptious Southern breakfast will be served at 9am with all the trimmings, including a grits bar — oh my! Tickets are $15 per person, or a reserved table of 8 for $200. Guests are encouraged to wear RED to coincide with a “Seeing Red” theme to the silent auction! Oh, how I love a good theme.
When I was invited to participate, Julia sent me the kindest note and explained the event, and my answer was simply . . . “You had me at grits bar.”
Tickets are available in the office at First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street or call Mary Ann Wolcott at 850-572-9386 or Julia Crow at 850-380-3863.
I hope to see all of you who are in this area on Saturday, February 11th, and for the rest of you, I’ll be sure to give you a complete update! Now . . . I need to find something red to wear!