Our little church held its first major fundraiser last month. It's a small church so everyone has a little job to do. In addition to helping raise money for our financially struggling church, we also ask the local high school's Conservatory of Arts program to provide the entertainment and in return we'll share our profits with them. It was a good partnership. The program is also funded by donations alone as you know money is hard to come by all around these days.
My contribution to this undertaking is by designing the fliers and tickets. I have never designed anything like this before and I didn't know where to begin. I asked one of my oldest fellow blogger cyberpals for inspiration as she was doing the fliers for her church's fundraiser at the same time. Geri generously shared photo which I used. Her link is on my blogroll.
The object is to sell tickets for chocolate tasting. We solicited help from local businesses to donate chocolate items for tasting and/or money. We also rented a chocolate fountain for dipping. Did you know that when you rent one of those chocolate fountains it come with the guy who sets it up and cleans up afterward? Just to let you know the rental also included 15 lbs of chocolate, which is a really good deal.
Our members also donated items and gift certificates for silent auction. We also sold raffle tickets where the prices were getaway and spa treatments.
It was a huge success. We did not expect to have a wonderful turnout. On the evening of the fundraiser I manned the credit card machine. People were generous especially when they are helping the church and the kids.
Photos from the fundraiser.
Placed second place at People's Choice Awards
First place - winner of the People's Choice Award. Incredibly outstanding.
This is incredible as well. Made by the same guy who placed Second Place.
Church members making sure everything is ready a few minutes before showtime :)
I didn't get any more photos after the gates open because I was manning my post.
One of the teachers from Conservatory of Arts.
Some of the silent auction items.
Link to the rest of my Chocolate Extravaganza photos.
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