Sunday, November 21, 2010

Haunts for Hunger

Our village has an annual parade throughout the neighborhood gathering donations for our local food pantry. It's put together by our police department and our church. We meet outside the church, dressed in our scariest and wait for our escort. His name is BOB and he is an 8 foot We were also supposed to be escorted by an antique hearse, but they never showed up. :(
Before we even left the church, the neighbors came out and donated tons of food! We didn't even get started and everything here was already collected.
Bob finally made his way to the church (zombies aren't really fast movers), and we started our parade. Everyone came out to hand off donations to the police officers. To make the parade more fun for the kids, we had a scavenger hunt. We were given a list of the award winning scariest decorated houses and we had to find them. Once we got to the houses, there were candy and goodies for the kids, along with a huge donation for the cause. We had an amazing time! The kids didn't even realize how many miles we walked. The only downside was when the rain came. But even that didn't stop us! Zombies still walk in the rain too!
Afterwards, the church had a little reception for all the parade participants. Neighbors donated juice and home baked goods for everyone. It was a really fun time and all for a good cause!
This picture was featured in our local newspaper. :)

The sketch is from Sketches in Thyme this week. Whenever I see circles, I always think water pages...I don't know why. But I didn't have any, so it took me a while to put something together. This was all done with a hodge podge of goodies from the Halloween box. I printed out the title myself and tore and inked it up.
Thanks for looking!


  1. What a wonderful fundraiser and such a great event to scrapbook. I think it would be great to frame this layout such a great cause to share.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    sketches In Thyme
    Hope you come back real soon.

  2. What an awesome & beautiful LO!!
    Love all the fun embellishments you used!!
    The fundraiser sounds so fun and love the idea behind it!!
    So glad all of you & the kids had a great time!!

  3. Love the title! The colors of the layout are cool too. Thank you for joining us at Sketches In Thyme this week.

  4. That sounds like an excellent idea for an otherwise iffy night! Great page!

  5. That's nice, I loved the bats and pumpkins, they look so sweet, :) !!
    And I hope to see you again at Sketches in Thyme!!
    Lots of kisses!!

  6. What a fab use of the sketch!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!!

  7. What a wonderful thing to do and it sounds like everyone had a lot of fun... Your layout is too cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!!! Hugs!!!