As I sit here typing up this months news letter, we are officially 12 days from the opening of our 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show and Santa's Workshop! This month has been a very busy month for us here at Altrusa of Gadsden. So many items checked off our list and more items added to the list. We are working hard to provide our community with a show unlike any other in the Gadsden area! Fall is finally settling into the South also with temperatures dropping down into the 40s and 50s at night! Leafs are finally loosing their grip from their branches and carpeting the ground....which reminds me, I need to rake...
Brown Bag Lunch
Thanks to all of those who participated in our Brown Bag Lunch fundraising event this month! We sold over 100 lunches and raised over $600.00 from this event. Special thanks to Local Joe's BBQ and Cothran's Bakery in providing excellent food and service! Altrusa of Gadsden looks forward to doing more of these events in the near future!
Spina-Bifida Bowl-A-Thon 2019
This past Saturday, members of Altrusa took to the lanes at Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley to participate in this years Spina-Bifida Bowl-A-Thon. This is a wonderful fund raising event held each year to raise money and awareness for those afflicted with spina-bifida, a condition that develops in the fetus that prevents the spine from developing properly. This condition affects around 7 out of every 10,000 births in the United States. Altrusa members have supported this cause for 12 years now and look forward to continuing this tradition!
So let's talk Show....
As I stated earlier, we are 12 days away from opening the doors to the Venue for the 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show! We are working very hard to make this show unlike anything seen in the Gadsden City/Etowah County area!
First off, this show takes up the ENTIRE area of The Venue at Coosa Landing! That is 75,000 square feet of space! Currently we have over 60 vendors ready to set up and that number climbs daily. Altrusa is making sure we fill as much as this space as possible and provide visitors with a huge variety of vendors to choose from.
Secondly, with over 60 vendors, we have something for everyone! Furniture, landscape, boutiques, food and so much more! Long Furniture will be on site with theater seating streaming the games! We will have Workman Reflections on Saturday taking pictures with Santa! And there are still secrets to be shared as we approach the actual show date, so stay tuned!
Finally, this is an awesome way to give back to the community! Remember, this is Altrusa of Gadsden's BIGGEST fund raising event. Every dollar we make here will go back into the community in some form. So why not come out and join us 01-02 November 2019 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at The Venue at Coosa Landing!
Altrusa's First Annual Charity Crop
I am Scott Browning and I am the newest member of Altrusa International of Gadsden, however, I have been a volunteer of theirs for a while now. I became a member because I wanted to do something to give back to my community. I look forward to what I can contribute to the club my many talents and time.