Bascomb United Methodist Church in Woodstock held its summer 12-hour crop yesterday. While I was not able to attend as a cropper, I did get a chance to stop by, and it looked like a great time!
Susan Austin, a member at Bascomb UMC, was the planner, coordinator and cheerleader for the event. She collected great items for the goody bags (punches, stickers, papers, coupons, rivets, etc) and kept the energy level HIGH in the room with hourly contests, regular challenges, etc.
It was a good group of about 26 croppers & 7 vendors. (Even some of the vendors were cropping.)
The vendors attending were: Creative Memories, Tastefully Simple, Classy Coordinates, Scrapbook Girl, Close To My Heart, Heritage Makers, and Pampered Chef.
Each vendor donated an item worth at least $25 for the big raffle. Here are a couple of pictures of the big raffle prize table. The croppers were definitely eyeing these prizes!
Croppers earned tickets for the big raffle items through contests, page completions, journaling completions, and regular "scrapper in need" announcements. (If a scrapper needed to borrow an unusual embellishment or punch, an announcement was made. Whoever provided the needed item got an extra ticket for the raffle. I've never seen croppers dig so fast to look for a bird sticker or a CM circle punch!)
Heritage Makers provided a particularly nice service for the crop. They brought a 12×18 scanner that croppers could use to scan completed 12×12 scrapbook pages to create digital copies. What a nice perk! (Of course, after scanning, you can have Heritage Makers print a bound copy of your 12×12 album to share with relatives, etc. Pretty cool!)
It looked like a great, well-organized event well worth the $30 fee. Food, fellowship, goodie bags, contests, raffles and fun! If you were able to attend, let us know what your thoughts were. The next Bascomb UMC crop is expected ~ Feb 2010. Happy Scrapping!