Our Family Fun Day and Xmas Expo = HUGE SUCCESS!

Special Thanks ....

By Charlotte Linde December 8, 2011

I am still trying to take in our awesome Family Fun day and Xmas Expo last Saturday.  I knew we would be busy, but not that busy!  It was so incredible to see so many happy kids and families enjoying themselves at the Westdale Mall.  A few of you have told me that they have not been to the Westdale Mall when it was that busy in many many years!  I don't think the mall knew what hit them! ;)

We raised $653 for Cookies for Kids Cancer!!!  I would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped with the bake sale.  With out YOU, this bake sale would not have gone so well.  Such an amazing experience for me to be able to host this bake sale and meet so many wonderful and generous people in our community.  We did have some left overs from our sale. So what do you do with left over cookies from a Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale? Lindsey, our MK Ad Rep and who works at the U of I Hospital in Iowa City, took them to the pediatric oncology floor for little patients and families.  Made so many smiling faces.  I don't think they could have went to a better place. Macaroni Kid is going to have at least one of these bake sales every year, so be sure to keep an eye out for us!  

A Special Thank You To:

Donna and Chris ~ For the Tigger and Friends Show.  The children LOVED it and you saved the day by loaning your keyboard for our Christmas Music.  Thank you!

Keri Worden (My Music Director/Coordinator) ~  Thank you so much for all of your time with packaging the Cookies, organizing our Christmas Music for the entire event, and most of all by keeping me in check! :)  

Lexi and Paul Coberly ~ You made our bake sale look like a professional bakery with all the donations you received from your  amazing and generous co-workers!  Special shout out to Karen Yorgensen of Sweet Tooth! Those cookies and treats really looked too good to eat.  I am so grateful! 

Carilyn and Dell Morse ~ Thank you for donating you day helping with the sale ~ and Dell, thank you for keeping the kids busy while they waited in line by passing out balloons...who knew we would run out of 300 balloons by 10AM!!  Thanks to both of you.

Melissa, Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats, Shannon of Sugar Rush, Sarah, Nina, Tidbits, Amanda of A Few Short Cuts and so many others that took time to bake and donate cookies!!  Thank you!!

Tyra Swenson ~ Thank you so much for all of your help organizing the tables and helping me keep organized!!  

Mark, Mike & Scott~ Thank you for your hard labor of setting up and taking down all of the table and chairs.  AND~ Mark and Mike... thanks for blowing up all those extra balloons!! 

Martin Gallardo of Man Cave ~ Thank you so much for your help with printing of flyers and the stocking hunt sheets!! 

And of course to my Ad Sales Representative Lindsey Meier of Moms Day Away... you never cease to amaze me, job well done and I am so proud of you! Thank you for all of your hard work~always. 

To our vendors and everyone who participated in our Stocking Scavenger Hunt~ thank you for making our day even more fun and bringing lots of smiles. 

Absolutely Clean: Thank you for sponsoring our bounce house~ so many happy kids because of it!

Jim Humphreys State Farm~ Oh my gosh! I can not wait to hear about all the kids getting their letters responded to by Santa.  So awesome.  Thank you!!  

Michelle Brown of Best Dressed Bridal and Linens~ thank you for making our event look fantastic with your table linens!

For this event we were donating to not one, not two... but to 4 organizations!!!   Not only did we do great with our Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale, we are helping the following ... 

  • Linn Community Food Bank.   The other half of our non-perishable items will be going to our community Food Bank.  And boy did we collect a lot!!! 
  • Foundation 2.  We will be donating half of our collected non-perishable items to Foundation 2 of Cedar Rapids.  
  • Habitat for Humanity.  All proceeds from Breakfast with Santa went to Habitat for Humanity.  AND~ most of our vendors donated 5% of their sales as well.  You helped raise over $1000!!! Thank You!