This year was no different. With Lora Leigh as guest speaker, we lined up to get our marching orders. Answering the call from this year's luncheon coordinator, Kimberly Ward, we helped stuff goody bags and decorated tables, schelped and mingled, met awesome new and old authors who hosted tables, and chatted up eager attendees. There were raffle baskets galore, assembled under the direction of Dani Wade, chocolates on the tables, goody bags stuffed with free gifts from authors and 3 books each, and Door prizes. What kitty could ask for more?
Food? Never fear! The menu consisted of Spring Salad, Honey Dijon Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Steamed vegetables, and rolls, a purrfect combination.
Thanks to the wonderful caterers at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, AL, we were well-fed AND treated to a choice of Strawberry Cloud or Double Chocolate Cake for dessert. (Cleaning our whiskers!)
Stomachs full, pooped but purrfectly refreshed, the Heart of Dixie Romance Writers can safely paw another one up for the books. 172 attendees, 25 authors, including our guest speaker, with as many Door Prizes and over 35 raffle baskets later... the fun just kept on coming! (Who could resist getting wrapped up in this kind of goodness?)
Bear witness to the result...
Purrfectly content! This position is probably typical for all of us after this past weekend. (Yawn! I know I've assumed this position more often than not in the past few days. And I wasn't even in charge this year. Hats off to Kimberly Ward who has also been planning a July wedding!)
15th Anniversary Luncheon down. But for Heart of Dixie members another year of planning begins... with J.T. Ellison to appear as our guest speaker next year, May 4, 2013.
Arrrrr! I ask ye all... Is there anything better than a pirrrate kitty?
I you went to the luncheon, what was your favorite memory?