This Friday night, June 24th, we will have our annual FASH & STASH BASH
and MerryTime Academy Graduation Ceremonies
. The evening goes something like this. We will begin promptly at 6 PM.
6:00 PM - about 7:00 PM
During this Say YES! to Michigan event, we recognize our guest teachers from MICHIGAN, Lorilee Beltman and Chris de Longpre'.
We recognize our graduates (who have achieved ranks of Admiral, Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, and Plebe depending on credits earned for classes taken and charitable donations made) and have a VERY brief graduation ceremony. Each graduate who attends will receive a special graduation gift from Nautical Yarn. Throughout the evening, people will be enjoying great food and drink.
We have a few announcements regarding upcoming events, including classes, patterns and book signing, the charities we support, and Bucket Raffle instructions.
Now the fashion show begins. Fashion show is too formal a description, but people show off their beautiful work.
8:15-ish - 9:00
This is first for us. We have had lots of door prizes in the past, but this year we are asking our guests to purchase raffle tickets ($1 each or 7 for $5). You then will drop your ticket(s) into an envelope (bucket) attached to each prize. We have over 40 gift bags this year and each is worth $50 to $500 dollars (that you can win for $1, if you are the lucky winner).
All proceeds from the Bucket Raffle are being contributed to our Race for the Cure team - Fit Knitters - to help us meet our goal of $1,200 before the Susan G. Komen event in Grand Rapids on September 24th.
Here are a few of the Bucket Raffle prizes.