we weren't sure where the hall was in elm creek but didn't figure we would have had too much trouble finding it. you know, cause elm creek is such a big place : ) still, we drove around for a while, touring the big town of elm creek, in the dark, cause that's the best time to look at anything... yeah right! well, luckily, we eventually found it!
we loved hearing tooth n nail again! they were great of course, even considering the elm creek hall isn't the ideal place to hear a live band... the other band was pretty good too, i'm not sure if they are still without a name? i heard they've been introduced as the "jugsuckers" LOL
even elvis (one of "guests") did a number on stage... "blue suede shoes" if i remember right. some guys (and girls) had awesome costumes, some wrestlers (all oiled down, even), a VLT, a plug and a socket, not a side table and lamp but a ONE NIGHT STAND (that's so funny!), candy corn, so many cool costumes! i can't remember them all! i already mentioned elvis... oh! and of course, i can't forget "relic" from the beachcombers... if you click on beachcombers, he's the one in the picture on the left. if anyone (angie, the "angel", that's you!) has a picture of patrick as "relic" please send me and i'll add it to my post here!
but the best part of the night was that i, who NEVER (okay... rarely) wins anything, came out pretty good at the rainbow/chinese auction! when i went to put tickets in for the draws, i never even looked what the other things in that first group were, i just saw the gift certificate for a one night stay on fairmont gold (gold, that's usually good right?!) at the fairmont hotel in winnipeg and dumped six or seven, maybe even eight tickets in the bag. i also put tickets in for the one with a whole bunch of scratch tickets/cell phone prize (although i'm not sure what i would have done with the cell phone - oh i know! given it to mom, i think she's going to get one for the first time today!) and the one that was wrapped in yellow cellophane (cause that one also had a few packages of scratch tickets), i can't even recall what was in the other drawings i put tickets in for! i usually put a few of my tickets in each of the drawings but this time i split my 25 tickets into four of the drawings. that worked pretty good! i'll have to try that again next time : ) i was so excited when i went to check my tickets to the ones they drew for the rainbow auction!!! i had the ticket for the one with the fairmont hotel gift certificate!!! woo hoo!!!
the other stuff that i hadn't noticed was some norwex products (which i've heard are great!), a set of three glass candleholders, and a wooden album box. i'm still excited!
i forgot to ask angie how they made out at their social, but it looked like it was a full house - there was still people coming in at 11:30! - they had already exceeded the$12 400. they needed to raise for team diabetes for the marathon in honolulu, hawaii, so way to go! you guys had an awesome night!