Guess Who I Ran Into!

 

Monday evening Hubby and I went to a fundraising event at the new downtown ball stadium.

p10105301  We are political conservatives, so we didn’t really agree with using taxpayer dollars to build this really grand new stadium downtown because it was replacing a perfectly good (but plainer and smaller) stadium outside the city limits that was only about 15 years old.  But, now that it’s built, we certainly will do everything we can to support it and make it a success … including attending events that are hosted there like this one.  And, even though we have never been big baseball fans, now that we’ve seen the stadium, I think we might even attend a game or two!

Anyway, the fundraising event was held in one of the reception areas in the complex and featured dining tables decorated by local businesses that would then be used for a luncheon the next day.  The creativity is fun to see.  (btw, the reason I was able to get Hubby to attend this cocktail party is because it was at the new stadium, and they gave tours!)

My nail tech, Tammy, is not only knowledgable in many things (see this post about her last week), but also she’s very creative.  So, she has donated a table to this event for the last six years, and hers is always one of the most original.  Well, this year she scored a first.  She had “live animation”.  She had ELVIS!

p10104882  Tammy and “Elvis” (aka, her 15 year old son)

p10104261  I love this picture of someone, who I’m pretty sure remembers the real Elvis, doing a cheek-pat,

p101042611   but even better is the reaction of the women in the background!

p10104212  Tammy’s table had a huge cutout of Elvis in the middle.

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p10104812  Tammy’s attention to detail always makes her table fun to see.

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 p10104271  Tammy’s son may not have been around to see the real Elvis, but it didn’t take him long to adopt some of the “attitude”!

Good work, Tammy and “Elvis”! 

You just never know who you might run into.

6 Responses to Guess Who I Ran Into!

  1. Barb says:

    How cool!!! Good job, Tammy, you are very talented..and as Sandra said..a good eye for detail.

  2. Beth says:

    He really got into it! That’s great that he was up for it–some 15-year-olds would have been “too cool” for that. 🙂

    Although…if you as taxpayers are paying for the stadium, shouldn’t THEY be paying YOU when you come? 😉 Or maybe they could name it after you: “Add Humor and Faith Stadium.” (Not a big fan of the taxpayer-funded stadium here either!)

  3. Sandra says:

    Barb — Yes, she is very creative. She really enjoys doing this every year and looking for something unique to do — she certainly did that this year!

    Beth — He is realllly a good kid. Such a sport about the whole thing, even the cheek-pats!

    I like your idea for re-naming the stadium, but I’m afraid they’d want us to help subsidize it then! I think we’ll leave that to those who were gung-ho about the idea. But, we really do hope, now that it’s an accomplished fact, that it will be successful beyond anyone’s wildest dreams and self-supporting!

  4. It’s always fun when people go all out on stuff like that. My sister Mary does that all the time; she’s quite the entertainer. Glad you had a good time.

  5. Hilary says:

    Too funny. What a clever and creative woman.. and cooperative son. You always have such great photos, Sandra. 🙂

  6. Sandra says:

    HPKT — Yes, it is fun to see creative people really stretch themselves. 🙂

    Hilary — Yes, she is clever and has a very accommodating son. I was glad that I had the opportunity to be there to take pictures so that she will have some to keep.

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