It was a nice Saturday morning and I found myself hanging out, doing a little cleaning, watching some tv, checking out facebook, and the phone rings. It was my good friend Diane and as we have not seen each other in a while we take a moment to catch up on life. It is pleasant to get her phone call and towards the end of our conversation she invites me to spend the next afternoon with her. She will be volunteering at a fundraiser for The Drake House. A local Atlanta Charity who serves women with children, providing them with short term housing while they work to get back on their feet. Sunday afternoon was their annual fundraiser: Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankn'. I had been involved with the organization previously and since it was a good cause and I had no plans, what a great way to give back. OK, maybe another motivator for me is that the event will have over 170 flavors of ice cream. How could I pass that up? Different groups/organizations will bring their home made ice cream to Roswell Square and give samples to the attendees. Antendees pay a small fee at the door which gives them free rain to taste the different flavors. I won't have to pay being a volunteer but will make sure to leave a donation for my ice cream tasting experience! YUM! How could I say no?
We get signed in and are designated to work a station handing out water to the guests. Water for Life has donated the product and our job is to make sure the water coolers are full of ice and water. We are also supposed hand out the water, mention Water for Life and suggest the recipients make a voluntary donation to the kettle hanging at the station. (All proceeds going to The Drake House of course) I am sure I can handle that!
Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankn' - the $5.00 entry is sure worth every penny!