2017 Artsfest of Charles County
I had a real good day yesterday at the Artsfest in La Plata, MD. Sold sixteen books, ‘Twilight to Son Shine’, and payments were received by cash and my new card reader. I needed help from a customer to teach me how use my new reader, that was funny. I probably gave my spiel to a hundred people.
It was sunny and hot, towards the end of the day, my back was hurting, I was out of breath, out of energy and a little sick to my stomach from the heat. However, I trudged through and had a great day and was so happy with the outcome.
I want to thank Matt Jones, Meghan Harmon and Lew McIntyre for making a special point to visit me. They brought me some treasured memories and I’m very grateful for their friendships and support.
‘Life’s Journey Writers Guild’, also known as ‘the guild’ and ‘LJWG’, reserved two spots and I shared one of them with my new friend Carla. She can probably tell you my spiel word for word by now. Customers were attracted to her nice shiny jewelry and while they were leaving her table some stopped by mine. I think we made a good team.
LJWG of Charles County is an organization of writers headed by our President and writer/editor Yvonne Medley. We meet every third Saturday of the month at the ‘Waldorf West Library’ in Waldorf, from 2:30 to 4:30. Please come out and check us out. We might just be what you’re looking for, to help you with your book.
After the Artsfest, I clocked in at a well attended fundraiser for ‘Christmas in April’. The function was also the used as the transformation from the title of ‘Christmas in April’ to ‘Rebuilding Together’. Good food, good people and a good time.
‘Christmas in April’, will still have our annual event day on the last Saturday in April, but partnering with ‘Rebuilding Together’ gives us the ability to help more people of need on days other than just the end of April.
I got started at 6:30am and was home at 9:30pm. Those were normal hours in my youth, but now a days it’s a stretch to do half of that. Both events were so exciting and such a treasure. I love writing and working with my family of ‘Rebuilding Together’.