Right before going to my husband's family reunion I was informed that there would be a table decorating contest. So, naturally I got out my duffle bag and started to frantically stuff it with all of my pink goodies. Some that I had just added to my collection from the Cleveland 3-Day for the Cure that was just held the weekend before.
Arriving at the reunion I set out to decorate the table. It was actually humorous all of the stares that I was getting. Pink hair, pink shirt decorating our picnic table ( Yup, you guessed it...PINK). I even used bright pink duct tape to secure the thunder sticks to the table, the pink pom-pom's and a 3-Day towel.
So, our table was PINK! Pink all the way around. It came time to judge the tables. Everyone was handed a piece of paper and a pencil. Then it was time to wait... A little bit later they read the results and...
WE WON!!! They handed me a really cool hand made picnic table with "Piper 2011"burned into it. I felt like I just won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! As the reunion came to an end they graciously gave me the floor for a few minutes and I explained why everything is all about the PINK. I explained why we missed the reunion last year, and how we will miss the reunion next year because of our participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure that will be held August 3-5. I then asked if everyone would take a donation form to sponsor me next year. If they were unable to help me, I asked if they could pass it along to someone that might be able to. It was really great to have the family come up to me afterwards and ask me questions about the 3-Day events.