CONGRATULATIONS LAYLA AND KEVIN PALMER!!!
I realize there are better words to describe an event but ringing in my ear from the last three days is
WOW, WOW, WOW!
You knocked it out of the ballpark with
I warn you, this is going to be long… like maybe two days long but humor me.If you were there you want to bask in the after-glow for a while also.
The trucks and trailers began to arrive Friday morning, set up day, and that was the beginning of my cheek burn because the smile never came off my face.
First to arrive were locals, Dexter and Tricia Watts with Acres Of Hope and their gorgeous farm tables and accessories. Contact me for more information on them or visit their Facebook page.
The decorating began in earnest to create a happy welcome for our guests.
Of course, The Waters Neighbors immediately jumped in to help. Don’t they always?
This was one of my favorite Instagram posts and it sort of sums up the emotions.
Oh, yes, they did.
My job was
crowd control Cheerleader and as I worked the line Saturday I met folks who had flown or driven in from New York, Massachusetts, Idaho, Indiana, Ohio, Lakeland, Florida, three groups from Kentucky, many from Georgia and Mississippi, Pennsylvania and I think, Chicago. It was unbelievable and SO very exciting. And the best part… not one complainer in the whole group. People were happy to be there and giddy with excitement over meeting their favorite bloggers.
But I get ahead of myself.
Kevin had the tent/tables and food vendor ready to roll. Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) was checkin’ it all out.
Happy reunions were taking place. Layla turned around to find a smiling Myra from My Blessed Life there to support her.
Friday afternoon was capped off with a lovely surprise dinner party for all of the blogger/vendors given by Kathy Welch, Jenny Walker and Gayle Horner at Kathy’s lovely lakefront home. I think they liked our southern hospitality.
Even the Mayor stopped by to offer his congratulations and support.
So after a couple of hours sleep 🙂
The team is assembled for final instructions and a “CHAPEL MARKET!” cheer and it’s time to open the doors.
Up tomorrow: happy faces and busy shoppers.