So a little background info for those that have no clue why the hubs and I host a party called Goat Fest. Three years back we attended a series of services through Willow Creek Community Church entitled "Celebration of Hope." At one of the services we were given a book; Hole in the Gospel, by Rich Stearns. If you want to be challenged, read it. We had no idea what we were getting into by opening those pages, but we are grateful we did. After reading the book and deciding that we wanted to give in some way, and my husband came up with this idea about raising money to buy goats for families in developing countries through World Vision. To read and to see what a goat can do for a family, click here. What better way to raise money than throwing a party. So, Goat Fest was born. We have had so many learns along the way
Year one we learned you shouldn't let people pick their own shirt color, or you will run to 8 Hobby Lobby's to find a large teal shirt.
Year two we learned that no one likes to stand by a grill. So don't buy burgers unless you are hiring a chef. We also learned how deep a folding chair can sink into the ground if it was muddy out. Whoops.
This year we learned to not switch screen printing ink when the cheaper brand worked so well last year.
We were so blessed to escape the 40% chance of rain and have a beautiful fall day. Crisp air with the "apple orchard" woodwick candle burning strong in the living room. I pretty much get giddy over fall scents making my house feel like fall. My husband says it's fake fall. I'm right he's wrong, end of story. Candle stays.
We think about 70 people passed through our garage and I tried to soak in as many moments as possible. We sold over 50 T-shirts. There was mingling, crazy children, adults using the craft table, and collapsing moon walks. And it was all good. I did not spend nearly enough time behind my camera, but I did manage to get some shots throughout the day.
And so concludes another Goat Fest. We raised over $2,000, which is 27 plus goats. A rocking party for a great cause. You should come next year. We are also thinking about having a 5K with a post party to mix it up :) Happy weekend, I have a house to re-clean.