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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

'Tis First Friday at the Vault

Twas the night of December First Friday (Dec. 5), when all through the town
Young professionals were stirring, for fun downtown

The stockings were hung at The Vault (5 - 7 p.m.) with care
In hopes that GC members would soon be there.

The co-chairs were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of a great fundraiser danced in their heads

And Danielle in her ‘kerchief’ and Matt in his cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out from the Alliance there arose such clatter,
Matt Ballard sprang from his desk to see what was the matter.

Away from his office, he flew like a flash,
Tore open the door and threw out his trash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen leadership,
Gave the luster to new members that we’re a group that’s quite hip!

When, what to our wandering eyes should appear,
But a great fundraiser and opportunities to volunteer with good cheer

With two sassy leaders, so lively and so quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Brooke & St. Kate!

More rapid than eagles, their courses they came.
And they whistled and shouted and called them by name.

“Now, Kami. Now, Adam. Now, Donnie and Chris.
On, Jenn. On Laurel. On Gabby and Libby.

To the top of the graph. To the top of the chart.
We want to you give from the bottom of your heart.

We’re supporting The Secret Santa Foundation (
You can make a tax-deductible gift in the form of a cash donation.

Receipts for your donation are available on the spot.
Drink specials and delish hors d’oeuvres in a location that is hot.

$1000 is what we hope to raise.
For an organization that is worthy of our praise.

Tough economic climate got you low on cash?
Don’t fret my friend. You can donate your time the day after the bash.

Sorting presents is what we’ll do on the 6th of December,
For deserving girls and boys who will have a Christmas to remember.

We need 8-10 early birds, who can work 8 am to noon,
Noon to 4 pm is the shift for 8-10 people, who are stay up later than the moon.

So join us for good cheer and help send out 2008 as a good year!

For more information or to volunteer on Dec 6th contact Brooke Pauley at

Written by Rachelle Beckner


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