In Princeton, Iowa, one of our fall traditions is the Zion Lutheran annual soup supper/auction at the Community Center. The year Lillian was four, she held up my number to place a bid -- the auctioneer AND the crowd thought she was adorable. And I ended up paying $85 for a basket of doggie treats. (Hey -- it is their main charity event)...
|The room is packed. After the soup supper -- the auction starts...|
|This year, I was sitting with my niece, Nicole...we kept bidding stuff up, but didn't actually buy much...|
|The youth group was in charge of clearing the tables, pouring coffee, etc...|
|My grand-nephew Garrett was one of the young people who offered two hours of his time to be auctioned. Some people bought eight and ten hours of young-people-labor to do their fall yard clean-up, put up Christmas lights, etc.|
|It's wonderful to see the next two generations....Ross went to school with this little guy's Daddy....|