It has been a wild and crazy weekend! Friday night was the Portland “5th Friday: Kidlit Drink Night and Silent Auction for Bridget Zinn”. The “5th Friday” idea was Bridget’s. (The Portland area children’s lit and YA writers and illustrators have met since the blogging conference last fall occasionally. The 5th Friday of the month happens about once a season.)
So Friday night, we all met at the Lucky Lab in Portland. There was a great crowd and Bridget looked radiant. She sported her “Super Cute Haircut” and dressed to match her as she calls her “starlet hair“. It is difficult to believe that she has this nasty illness coursing through her body.
The room buzzed with laughter and talking. The silent auction had about 50 items to bid on. My friend, Susan Boase, won the raffle for Matt Holm to go to a school. She said that a first grade teacher she knows is going to be very happy.
In all, with a generous donation from the Oregon chapter of SCBWI we raised over $3000.00.
The on-line auction closed Saturday night. Initial estimates were at $12,735.00. But it has since gone over $13, 000 as additional donations have been made.
The Paypal option is up and running at the Bridget Zinn Auction if you want to make a donation.
So between the auctions, working, the school play today, and an upcoming weekend trip to see friends, life is both good and crazy.