I am going to recount today’s minor Mohawk Valley adventure, not so much because it was an exciting adventure, but because it will advertise an upcoming event local readers may like to go to.
Regular readers know I like to crochet and watch movies or television. The only thing I know how to crochet is afghans, and I have gotten pretty fast at making them. As you may guess, they can pile up. My solution is to donate them to worthy causes. When I see a poster for a benefit fundraiser with a Chinese auction, I try to give a call and donate an afghan. I’ve written about this before, not in the interest of tooting my own horn (I do that on Toot Your Horn Tuesday), but to call attention to one of my favorite things: people helping people. I truly believe that we are the answers to each other’s prayers (but never mind the half-baked philosophy; that goes on Lame Post Friday).
Today’s cause is Rocky Rockwell, a local veteran who suffered a demolished home in recent flooding. I believe this is the second time his home has suffered damage, and this time it was much worse.
I knew some time ago about the Flood Relief Benefit for Rocky Rockwell on Sept. 30. Well, you know how it is: when you know you’ve got to the end of the month to do something, you just naturally put it off. At least I do. If you do not, well that is an excellent habit to be in. Keep up the good work. Be that as it may (one of my favorite expressions), I finally called the number for the benefit organizers and found out I could drop the afghan by their meeting tonight at the VFW. So I did.
I told you it was not all that exciting of an adventure, didn’t I? BUT I think it will do as a plug for the benefit. It is this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Herkimer VFW, 129 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY. You can find out more at the Facebook Event page (I love Facebook Events). A motorcycle ride precedes the benefit, and at the benefit there will be a DJ, raffles, food, a Chinese auction, and cash bar.
I’ll be there, checking to see how many tickets get put in for my afghan.