Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Karen's in the newspaper

From the Herald-Sun - http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-698580.html

Easley PTA auction nets $19K

Members of the Easley Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association raised $19,000 at their second annual silent auction fundraiser on Saturday evening.

Karen Bleizeffer, PTA vice president, said parents "wanted a fundraiser that didn't involve sending kids door-to-door selling wrapping paper." The three-hour event, held at Willowhaven Country Club, auctioned sports collectibles and gift certificates donated by merchants.

Last year's auction raised $12,000 and this year's goal was set at $15,000, a figure Bleizeffer said she was "proud to see exceeded." The auction is one of two major fundraisers organized by the PTA during the school year, following a school carnival in the fall.

4 comments:

Grandma B, Jr. said...

Wow! I'll bet you guys are proud of your wife/mother. Sounds like it was a huge job and Karen was running like crazy and the phone was ringing off the hook and now it's so quiet and calm that she is wondering what she should get up to next. Or---she is collapsed on the couch. Which is it? I don't have to sign this

Terry Bleizeffer said...

We also appear to have a buyer for the condo. Yee haw! The official closing isn't till the end of the month, so there's always a chance that things could fall through, but they offered, we accepted, they have financial approval, etc. Everything seems to be set.

Karen is happy the stress is gone, but I don't think she knows how to collapse on the couch -- before 8pm anyway. There's always something going on - even if it's not quite as stressful and consuming as the silent auction.

Like planning a Disney World trip. =)

Grandma B, Jr. said...

I am so happy for you! Can I pray for a successful conclusion to the transaction?

Terry Bleizeffer said...

You certainly don't need my permission to pray!

Pray like the wind. We can use all the help we can get. =)