Our 35th Anniversary Celebration
We woke up to snow on April 15, 2018, and soon the phone calls, texts and emails started flying. Would we cancel? Should we cancel? Well, stalwart Wisconsin people that we are, a bit of frozen precipitation shall not dissuade. All but a few registered guests arrived at the Westmoor Country Club. We ate, we bought raffle tickets, we bid on auction items, we admired table decorations and hand lettered envelopes, we heard Sue McConnell’s heartfelt history of the organization, we toasted with bubbly, and ate chocolate cake . . . and celebrated our beloved organization, our art and our friendships. Every element of the party reflected an affection for all things ink and paper. Kudos to Laura Hartnett-Weiner who chaired the CCC&PA 35th Anniversary Celebration and her committees for the grand time and successful fundraiser. A HUGE thank you to all who braved the weather and attended, to those who were thwarted by Mother Nature but were there in spirit, and to all those unable to attend but who so generously made donations: THANK YOU. To those who donated items to our tag pull, raffle and silent auction: THANK YOU. To those who made bids on our wonderful items: THANK YOU. All of the Raffle and Silent Auction items found a new home!!! To those who created the table centerpieces: THANK YOU. They were so beautiful and brightened up a gloomy, snowy day. And finally a big THANK YOU to all who helped to make this happen: Peggy Rymaszewski, Sue McConnell, Barb Aschenbrenner, Debi Zeinert, Judy Sett, Jan Hoefler, Val Sonntag, Marji Groth, Chris Sokolowski, Marcy Schneider, Suzie Pikofski, Amy Rymaszewski and Allison Lipscomb.