Saturday, November 3, 2012

Broken Arrow's Episilon Sigma Alpha; Their 40th Anniversary!

          Last Saturday was the Broken Arrow Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha's 40th Anniversary Craft Show.  This annual event has become the primary fund raiser for this group and is always a great success.  They have used one of the BA Middle Schools for some years now and consistently fill the halls and gym with crafters.
          Some of the crafters each year are new, but they have a steady stream of crafters who return each year.  Customers like this!  The weather was beautiful and shoppers came through in a steady stream all day.
          These gals are a wonder as always.  They are constantly on the move, usually running at warp speed throughout the building, checking on how things are going, replenishing supplies...and in general, running the show like clockwork.  It amazes me that they all seem to have boundless stores of energy...especially after spending the days prior to the Saturday with last minute chores and setup!
          This year I just had a small table to promote Timeus with a book signing.  For the first time I was able to be in the entry area where the "welcome" table is, rather than my usual corner that I've laid claim to.  It was great fun!  I was able to chat with people as they came in, see old friends, and sign quite a few books!
          The proceeds from this show contribute to many things in the area:  the Margaret Hudson Program, the Oklahoma School for the Blind, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Meals on Wheels, and their national benevolence, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
          It's a pleasure and an honor for me to work with a group of women who are so dedicated to helping others.  Well done again, my friends!  Happy "Anniversary" to you all...and my best wishes for many successful years ahead of doing great things!

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