Thursday, October 7, 2010

Car Wash Fundraiser

Holly M. - South Carolina 
Junior Student @ WC
Choir Member & Fundraising Coordinator 

Rain.  The worst thing to happen on the day of a car wash.  I woke up with great expectations, but by time we started shuttling people over to our location, the dark line of clouds forming in the morning sky was a bad sign.  Rain came down in torrents and the event I had been planning and stressing over for weeks was in an instant cancelled. Best laid plans, right?  But God had a plan - He always does.  I needed to give this event over to him, along with my apprehensions and worries about it.

Rescheduling.  Two weeks later, a new day, a new sign-up sheet, and new participants. And sun!  Praise God for clear weather this past Saturday, October the 2nd.  Although it was a bit chilly, the choir members helping were such good sports and were so enthusiastic about the event.  About 30 members of the choir participated in the event during both a morning shift and an afternoon shift.  Jobs included washing and drying cars, using the hose to sweep away the soapy suds, holding signs in the Jewel Osco parking lot as advertisement, and directing traffic towards our event.  Many cars were washed, and an off-duty emergency vehicle even stopped by for a quick wash!  There was signing, and laughing, and good fellowship between the choir, and we were shown multiple kindnesses by members of the community.  Our first customer even returned later in the day with a different car for us to wash, which really blessed and impacted me that day.  Our first fundraiser of the year was a success thanks to so many members of the cabinet and choir, with special thanks to the Wheaton College Physical Plant for the use of hoses, and Jewel Osco for use of their parking lot.  I am so proud of this choir, and the things we can accomplish when we work together!

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