With all of the social networks on the web I sometimes forget if or where I've talked about somethng. So if I'm being redundant, sorry. Remember my grass roots movement to collect and send beads to Jennifer from Desert Garden Farms in Idaho, so that she & her own children as well as those in the 4-H group she leads, can in turn throw them out at the Fiddle Fest Parade up there in June? Well not only was last night parade #1 for the season, it was also bead collection day #1.
We had such a good time. I've never attended a Mardi Gras parade with a specific goal in mind, other than fun & frolic. We had a super good place to stand, the weather was nice, (no rain) and my sign worked like a charm, (see previous post).
Apparently Appollos Mystic Ladies really wanted to show some south Alabama hospitality to the folks in Idaho. When they saw our sign, they pelted us with beads. We even had a radio announcer read our signs over the radio, I think. Or at least it was on a loud speaker when she went by. And she got out of the radio station van to come over & ask if we were in fact from Idaho. To which I could not lie but proceeded to tell her my recycling plan. I don't think she believed me and perhaps thought I was somehow "scamming for beads". Ha, ha...sheesh!
At any rate, a good time was had by all & there are so many more parades to follow & once I get onto to an idea or rather a scheme I can't let it go for a while. Suffice it to say that I'm going to have to sell a kidney to mail all the beads, by the time I get through with this. By the way, picking up beads is definately aerobic exercise.
If you're interested in sending beads to Idaho & celebrate Mardi Gras in your area or know someone who does, please link to this post. Let's send some beads to Idaho!!
One final note: we got 16+ lbs of beads last night for the cause! Not bad!! Thanks Appollo's Mystic ladies!!