Old Glory

Friday, February 17, 2012

Exciting stuff going on!

We are really getting some things going for Wings for Our Troops!  We have a jewelry and/or handmade items having an online auction beginning at 12:01 AM, Wednesday February 29th to benefit WFOT hosted by http://afterglowbeads.com/ and http://magnoliasandmimosas.blogspot.com/2012/02/champagne-friday-shameless-self.html with so many others donating their goods.  Check out the links for more information and links to some fabulous gift ideas either for yourself or someone you love.  We did have a baseball tournament scheduled for the weekend of February 25th, but due to weather concerns we didn't have enough teams to sign up so it's been canceled for this year, but plans are already in place to make sure it happens next year.  It should be a fun time had by all.  Next weekend, February 25th is still going to be a wonderful day with donations coming in for WFOT.  One of Chad's buddies from school (one of the NUTS) has a daughter turning 1.  They have decided instead of gifts for her they want people to bring a donation for Wings for Our Troops.  How sweet and thoughtful is that?  We know most 1 year old kids don't even remember this birthday let alone realize what gifts are or what they will do with them, but this is something that will live on forever and help so many people and what an example her parents are showing this sweet little girl while they honor a very close and dear friend, my son.  Ashton and Jason "Donut" Necessary are definitely paying it forward and honoring Chad and I couldn't be more proud to call them my bonus kids.  I will have tons of pictures and updates after next Saturday.  I promise.
In addition, this week, WFOT received the largest single donation from an individual that works with us at Tyson Foods and it was enough that it could potentially purchase close to 5 airline tickets!  What a blessing.  Thank you so much to this very giving family.  Also, it's worth mentioning that they are huge TN Vols fans!  I wouldn't expect anything less from a TN fan.  :)
We have a chicken cook with Whitey and his team in Rogers on June 16th in front of the Harp's off 2nd street so come out and buy some amazing chicken and all proceeds go to WFOT.  Things are just rocking and rolling and I'm anxiously awaiting to purchase that next ticket. 


  1. WOWZA!!! This IS some exciting stuff. I am so happy to be a part of After Glow's auction and to donate some items. This was a FANTASTIC idea that she had. I also wish I lived a lot closer because I think "chicken cook" has my name ALL over it!!

  2. So excited to be a part of this and hope we make a great contribution as well