I would like to extend another huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped out, donated, and attended An Especially Special Night this past October. It filled my heart with joy to see so many supporters of Camp Kintail come together to create such a great event.
For those of you who were unable to make it, I thought I’d share a little bit about the event. We began talking about An Especially Special Night (AESN) last spring, and by the summer, the idea had finally taken off. A planning team was formed that discussed different ideas through email as well as during a planning meeting in early fall (Thank you for your help Planning Committee!).
We began to set up for the big day, the night prior. The items that had been donated for the silent auction were set up in the alcove and began to be admired by those passing through. Some of the items auctioned off included tickets to Mary Poppins, a homemade afghan, stained glass, garden decor, yummy food, local paintings, a Camp Kintail birthday party, gift baskets and Christmas decorations too. It was a great success and a lot of fun!
The morning of AESN, the cooks and bakers arrived in the kitchen early to begin preparations for the big day. As you walked through the lodge, you could smell many different things being prepared! Thank you so much for all your help in the kitchen, the food was delicious!
As the morning passed by, the lodge was transformed into a beautiful sparkling dining hall. Thank you to those who helped set up. Tables were set with white linens, wine glasses, and of course camp plates (you’d be surprised how great it looked)! The centre pieces were created, and fit right in with the fall theme that encompassed the event. The lodge looked fantastic!
Once the guests had arrived we began with our first ever disc golf tournament! Although it was a little wet outside, the rain held off and the disc-golfers had a great time. Congratulations to Dan Arppe for getting the lowest score of the tournament! We also had the rock wall open, board games to play, and tours available for those who were interested. It was a fun afternoon where friendships were rekindled and some new ones made.
The evening began with a wonderful meal and great entertainment! Thank you to those who helped in the kitchen and those who served the guests. You did a great job! Thank you also to everyone who shared their musical talents with us, you filled our hearts with the spirit of Kintail!
An Especially Special Night was a great success and we look forward to welcoming you all again on October 20th, 2012! Mark your calendars now; we hope you are able to make it!
Have a great year; hope to see you this summer,
Meagan (Pacific) McGinnis