What an amazing day yesterday (June 23, 2012) with Whitey and his chicken crew! We were raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project "in memory of CPL Chad S Wade" and we raised just over $1,500.00! This money will go a long way to help our heroes if they return home injured. The turn out was absolutely amazing. Some of Chad's buddies from school (when I say buddies, I include the girls, because they are always faithful to show up and work so hard) were there to help us work. It was an extremely hot day, but there were no complaints from anyone! The Rogers, AR Fire Department Station 1 was there to fly our American flag high and proud as well as a custom motorcycle to sell raffle tickets for $5.00 each for a chance to win this bike. They will also be selling raffle tickets and Fayetteville, AR Bikes, Blues, and BBQ this year. There is still time to buy a ticket for a chance to win (just think, you could be the cool kid in town). :)
As a little "funny" (if you want to call it that), I prefer to call it "excitement"... We were basically at the end of the fundraiser and a pick up truck pulling a fairly long trailer turned in front of traffic and basically took the bumper off a van. You could read his lips from where we were and you knew right then he knew what he had done. With all these witnesses he actually thought he could run and not get caught... Foolish idea. We had one of Benton Counties finest and we all watched this guy zig-zag through the Harps parking lot trying to get away and we watched the van was turning into the parking lot. The truck and trailer left the parking lot and that van was right on his tail. Benton County's finest (probably shouldn't mention his name so I won't) tore out with his truck and followed. They caught up with him as he pulled into a gas station and "tried" to act as though he didn't know what had happened (whatever dude, remember, my sister read your lips (good job Deb.) As they were waiting for an on duty police officer our "Finest" ask the man driving the van if he was a Marine and he said yes sir, I am. Oops! LOL This guy messed up. Our "Finest" told him we had just finished working a fundraiser to help them out and he said, yes I know, I saw you there. The on duty officer arrived and our "Finest" return to the fundraiser and they called us to say, "Well, we just helped another Marine"! Ooh-rah! What are the odds of us having a fundraiser for our Heroes and then turn and have a true hero need us in a different way. It was a good feeling to see the good guy win and the bad guy have to pay for what he did!
We are so blessed to have the friends and family we have to help us help so many! Thank you to all that continue to support and encourage us. It's appreciated more than we can truly express.
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