December 9, 2013

Jingle Ball 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was invited by my friend Whitney to volunteer at the Jingle Ball with her and some friends.  I am so glad that she mentioned volunteer opportunities at the Jingle Ball...I have always wanted to attend and thought this would be a fun way to!

The Jingle Ball is an annual ball put on by the Capital City Clauses that helps benefit the Wake County Salvation Army. The Jingle Ball is a semi-formal event that provides food, drink, dancing, and a fun night in exchange for a donation of a $20 unwrapped toy or a $30 check.  It was definitely a fun night for those in attendance.

I chose to donate a John Deere tractor and wagon for a little boy/girl that loves agriculture just as much as I do.  Any chance I get, I try to spread the knowledge of agriculture around me!

Whitney, her friends and I were in charge of collecting toys from attendees and stacking them up into the huge toy pile that many look forward to year after year! I am so thankful to have Whitney as a friend! Many people take a picture in front of this toy pile each is a spectacular thing to see!

I met some new friends volunteering at the Jingle Ball and spent much of the evening with them. We had a lot of fun laughing at those around us, singing, dancing, and welcoming those to the Jingle Ball.  It was fun to reminisce about some of the toys we used to have as kids and to see what kids like now.

At the end of the evening, I got to see that there were over 1,600 toys donated to the Salvation Army of Wake County!  This was such a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to take part in it again next year!