Some of us made a Road Trip recently to the Lee County Fund Raiser.
It is to tell the truth something I look forward to,
We have been doing this for years,
It is nice to get out, support other Counties, Network and see what they do to make an effective event.
One thing that is constant
The Fund Raiser is always the Last Saturday in July
That Continuity IMO makes it an effective event
Take a look.
They had about 220 people show up.
They had to pull in some extra tables.
Now the Tickets were $25 and the meal, which was quite tasty btw cost them $15.
They also had an auction.
Some of the Pies brought as much as $100.
Tha might surprise some people, but this has become a tradition and there are people who every year compete with each other to see who will get the best pies.
I would say the Auction probably paid for the Room and extra expenses with something left over
I expect Lee County might have cleared between $2000 and $3000 on their event at a guess
Now remember they are about 1/4 the size of Linn County and it is in heavy Democrat Terrritory.
Linn County also had a fund raiser recently
Our Chili Cook Off
Which in the last 3 years has been held in the Spring, the Fall and the dead of Summer this year at the Linn County Fair
Unfortunately each time we have moved the Chili Cook Off the Take on it has gone down
The Good News is that we already have a Winter Event so the Chili Cook Off will have to stay in Spring, Summer or Fall.
Some may not agree, but it seems to me Continuity Works
It creates Traditions that can be built upon
Moving things around all the time?
Does not create stability
Deciding when to do something at the last minute does not help either
Before there was even mention of doing the Cook Off at the County Fair I for one had already made a commitment for that Saturday
The October before I was actully 1/6th of their ticket sales.