Well, a friend nominated her for the Maritimer of the Week Award, given to a someone who has made an outstanding contribution to their community. It was so hard to keep the secret all week. I hardly spoke or emailed her for days, so scared I might spill the beans. I'm not sure what surprised her more - the award or the fact that so many of her friends could keep a secret.
It was a great thing to be a part of and she is so deserving of recognition. She is a very special person and that is why we all go the extra mile for her. We all chip in to help, donating to the silent auction, preparing food for sale. Everything is donated. The place was packed and there were lots of laughs and lots of bidding on the auction items. I won't know the total tally until tomorrow, but when I left my rug was up to a $225 bid. WooHoo!! Our goal for the night was $5,000. I think we might exceed that.
Before I left she handed me a gift and a card. A thank you for helping out. I didn't need a thank you for helping a friend but it was very touching.
The feeling is mutual