SUCCESS!!

We held the 5th annual Hands for HOPE Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday night. It was a huge success. The local paper had an article in on Friday as well as Saturday so for the first year ever I didn’t know some of the people there. It was fantastic. We earned more money than ever before!!  The baskets were very nice and the spaghetti was delicious. Enjoy some of the pictures. Plan on coming next year, same time and place.

Project update

Our project, the Community Learning Center, is coming along. We are once again hosting a spaghetti dinner donated by the Olive Garden on November 2 at the Hope Center in Roy. This is one of our largest fundraisers. I hope you are able to attend. Contact me for tickets. They are $5 pre-sale and $8 at the door.  Take a look at the flyer for the dinner: spaghetti dinner-2013   Below are pictures of the ongoing construction. DSCN2024 DSCN2023 DSCN2022 DSCN2019 DSCN2021 DSCN2018 DSCN2017 DSCN2011 DSCN2010 DSCN2009

Time for Golf!!

We are once again holding our Annual Hands for H.O.P.E. Golf Tournament at the beautiful and scenic Wolf Creek Golf Course in Eden, Utah. It will be on Friday, June 21, 2013. It will be a shotgun start beginning at 9 AM. It is open to the first 120 players so get busy and get registered by calling 801-430-6103 or e-mail me at clucero@wsd.net.

Tournament Schedule

Friday, June 21, 2013  Wolf Creek Golf Course Eden,Utah   

9 a.m. Shotgun Start   

Tournament Format

  •  Four-person Scramble
  •  Field limited to first 120 players

Tournament Fee:

$100.00 per player                              

Fee includes:

  •  Greens fees and golf cart
  •  T- Shirt
  •  Continental breakfast and nice lunch

Specialty Hole Prizes

Sponsorship Opportunities:

**Eagle Sponsors – $500

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for one foursome
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

**Birdie Sponsors – $300

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for two golfers
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

**Par Sponsors – $200

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for one golfer
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

** All hole sponsors are welcome to station a company representative at their respective holes for further company promotion.

Latest Update

It has been a fast and furious past 5 months. Once again, we had a very successful Spaghetti Dinner in October. We were able to buy more cement, gravel and sand needed to make the bricks. As you may recall, the bricks are made one by one by hand. This is a long and tedious process as the bricks then have to sit and dry in the sun! We will eventually get this building built!

In November I was able to travel to Ghana and see the progress of the building as well as the children. I can not believe how big the children are now. They are acutally young adults. It has been 7 years since I first met them! The building has all of the footings and foundation completed. We were able to pay for the water connection to the building with some of the funds from the spagheti dinner as well. That is nice to finally have our own water line now.

In December I had an open house at my home to sell some of the great products from Adi’s souviner shop. I was able to sell lots of items and now we can get more sand, cement and the wood needed to help the project along. I still have items for sell and you can contact me if you wish to get some for gifts. I have bags, backpacks, carved wooden animals as well as bowls. All of the items are handmade and really great quality. i also have some nifty wallets that at one time I had sold out of. They are nice to keep a checkbook, coupons or other items organized in your purse.

We are now in the midst of selling cookie dough. We are working hard to earn more money. Please buy!!

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Below are some pictures of my November trip.

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Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

It’s that time again for the annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction. We will be holding it on October 13 from 6-8 PM at the Hope Center in Roy. Roy City has generously donated the space for the dinner. This year we have the catering completely donated by the Olive Garden in Riverdale.  What a great donation!! We will be having their famous bread sticks, salad and spaghetti with sauce.

If you would like to help, please let me know. We need donations for the silent auction as well as baked goods for the dessert bake sale.

We always have a great turn out and this is one of our largest fundraisers we do all year. Come have a great dinner as well as look for some fun baskets to give as gifts or keep for yourself. Check out the slide show below for some of the donations and fun from last year’s dinner.

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This summer’s golf tournament

Jen and Kennedy check in the golfers.

This summer we held a great golf tournament at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Eden. It was a sweltering hot day in the city but beautiful in the mountains!! The turn out wasn’t as large as I hoped it would be but we earned money and everyone won some great prizes as well as had a fun time. We plan to do it again in June next year so hope the word will get out and everyone will bring  two more friends!!Thank you for the donations– Click here to see the wonderful and generous sponsors.

Thanks to some great volunteers.
Ralynne, Carol and Cathy!

Happy to be golfing!!

Linda takes a shot.

Shad and Robbie take it to the limit in the golf cart!

Cheri and Karla are on to the next hole.

Our thanks to Sean and KyLee. We could not have done it with out you!

Construction has begun!

Construction work video

I received these pictures of the construction site.  Wow! They are humbling. They dug the foundation by hand. The pastor came to the site to bless the land. They have made the bricks one by one with the concrete they make in a wheelbarrow as well as bowls. At one point the car was stuck in the mud so they carried the bags of cement to the site on their heads. None of these workers is paid cash for their time and work. They are doing it because they are excited to have the computer school in their community. We do, however, feed them a nice dinner at the end of the day. I asked that they make sure they get plenty of water breaks throught the day as well.

The Golf Tournament has been set!!

We have set the date for the golf tournament. It will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the scenic Wolf Creek Golf Course.  It will be a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 AM. We have planned to have a lot of fun games and prizes at the course.

The tournament format is a four person scramble and will be limited to the first 120 players. The fee is $100.00 per player and will include: Green fees and golf cart, t-shirt, continental breakfast and lunch, as well as great specialty hold awards.

We need sponsors. You can help out in the following ways:

Eagle Sponsors – $500

Sponsor breakfast or individual holes.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for one foursome
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

Birdie Sponsors – $300

Sponsor publicity, printing or team prizes.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for two golfers
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

Par Sponsors – $200

Sponsor team prizes or gift bags.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Greens fees for one golfers
  • Signage at sponsored hole
  • Business name included in all tournament day material.

** All hole sponsors are welcome to station a company representative at their respective holes for further company promotion.

 

More Fundraising

Well, it’s that time again… still….. We still need to do more fundraising. We are about half way to having all of the money for phase I of the building project. This is by far the largest project we have taken on and I am really praying for its success.

I have been promised that the photo card is in the mail and we will be having pictures of the project soon.

We are planning a golf tournament for this summer. I have some actual golfers helping with it this year. KyLee and Sean have obliged to help out. We are planning for June 22, place is undecided but hope to hear back from Wolf Creek, Valley View or some place similar.  Please let me know if you want to help. We will need to get sponsors and want to have some awesome prizes.

Success!!

The cookie dough fundraiser was a success. We were able to surpass our goal of $1,000 by earning $1295! This will help pay for more loads of sand needed for the foundation of the building. I am looking forward to receiving pictures soon of what has been accomplished. The foundation has been poured and the pillars started. Once the pillars are finished, the building will sit to settle before building the walls. During this time, there will be no rest for the weary. The workers will continue making the blocks. Remember all of the bricks to build this building are made by hand!! Can’t wait to get the pictures and share them.

We’re selling cookie dough!!

We are in the throes of our Winter findrasing campaign. If you are interested in buying or selling cookie dough, let me know. We will be selling until February 14!   fundraiserflyer           This is a picture of the land. I took it when I was there                     this summer. I will have more to post of the progress as time goes on. The pile of sand is for building the blocks.

Here’s our building plan!!

This is so exciting. We now have the plans for our ITC. It is a large project but I know with the help of our families, friends and community it can be done. We need funds. We are only short $1,000 to complete the first phase of the building. We have ordered the sand, concrete, rocks, etc… needed to build the cinder blocks. It will be delivered shortly and the block work will begin. Help us to make our dream into a reality. We need donations and the rest will follow!! Click on the pictures to enlarge the view.