We will have raffle tickets available for two items. Walk in the door and get one ticket free! The rest are yours to buy. I will have ticket prices up later this week! The first item is one of our cookbooks! The Second item is an American Flag Afghan crocheted by Cindy Russell, Heather Sloat’s (Chris’ Wife) mom. A very huge THANK YOU to her for getting it done in such a limited amount of time!
Raffle tickets will be 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00 and 15 for $10.00! You choose the bucket you want your tickets in!
This is the Vendor list and what will be available for you at our Holiday Bazaar!
FYI: We will be collecting Empty Ink Cartridges for Empties4Cash! Bring your empty cartridges to recycle! See this list for more specific details on which cartridges we’ll accept:
For your Bellies: The Chili Shack- Tom Bradney- various chilis and soups to warm you as well a tasty home baked goods! mmm…mmm!
Market House Deli- A yummy variety of sandwiches for your taste buds!
For a bit of relaxation: Laura Duncan will be on hand with massage therapy.
Say Cheese!- Got Arm’s Photography- Caleb Kostenbauder- Caleb will be outside to do family photos for a great price! He will also be offering some handmade creations as well.
Home Businesses and Organizations:
I Spoil My Kids, LLC- Michelle Crumbling- Mommy owned and operated online store offering clothing, cloth diapers, toys and climbers and more! She will also be setting up a kids corner to entertain the little ones.
York County Able-Printers- Customized t-shirts, mugs, magnets and more using your designs or theirs. York County Able-Printers is a nonprofit group of differently abled adults who make sure your promotional gear gets your name out in style. they will have handcrafted items available for the bazaar.
Snap-On Tools- Ryan Thomas- For the guys he will have his truck so you can check out the tools for all your hobby and business needs!
Home Party consultants:
Thirty-One Gifts- Janice Sivulich- Bags, purses and totes for all you organizing needs! http://www.mythirtyone.com/jsivulich
Mary Kay- Amanda Enedy- Come find out what real beauty is all about!
Arbonne- Andrea Linebaugh- Nourish your body inside and out with Arbonne’s bath, body, beauty and nutritional products! She will also Be selling her own Jewelry creations!
Pampered Chef-Melissa Waltersdorff- Cookware, bake ware, and accessories for all your culinary adventures!
Barfoot books- Lesley Szilagyi- Allow your child’s imagination to soar while you visit new land and learn fun new concepts!
Home Crafters and Artists:
Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Company- Tara Wilson- Made with love and Chemical free Soaps, body butters, and luxury bath products to keep your whole family looking, smelling, and feeling good!
Everlasting Myst- unique creations and gifts ranging from jewelry to herbal remedies (Bath salts/teas and essential oils) as well as items for metaphysical use.
Blissful Bonita Art Studio- Bonita Sindlinger- Bring nature and wildlife indoors with her beautiful wildlife paintings! She will also be doing face panting for the kids!
Tia Maria Designs- Tia Bess- Come find unique and eclectic stylings just for you. Specializing in upcycled and custom designs.
U Make It U Take It Jewelry Workshop- Eunissa Yancy- Beautifully hand-crafted lampwork glass beads and silver charms and jewelry to reflect your life!
Sleepy Owl Fiber Arts- Andrea Nestlerode- Beautifully knitted, crocheted, and woven hats, scarves, and other creations for the whole family!
Grace Designs- Wendy Snyder- Uniquely crafted handbags, pillow covers, aprons,headbands all kinds of stuff!
Vina Fiel- Alicia Johnson- Bag holders, pillow cases and much more to go with any home decor!
Attick Addictions- Britt Beachley and Timothy Esworthy- Wonderfully handcrafted jewelry, bags, and hand painted mason jars that can be customized with your favorite team or purpose!
Prebula’s More than Just Crafts- Suzanne Prebula- Unique crafts and decor to fit a variety of tastes. Hand poured Soy Candles.
Betty Miles- Handmade doll clothes for American Girl, Bitty Baby, Cabbage Patch, Cabbage Patch Twins, and Barbie and Ken. Hand-crafted hats and mittens to help keep the entire family warm on cold winter days.
We will also be holding 2 raffles. One for an American Flag Afghan Heather’s Mom crocheted and another for our Gardening with a Purpose Cookbook! There will also be a silent auction including items from many vendors and a few outside donations including Sweet Escapes cupcakes (www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Escapes-Cupcake-Bar-More/151855351520736), Ladybug Baking Co. and Cafe (ladybugbakingcompany.com or www.facebook.com/ladybugbaking) and a book by Louie Castriota, The Courage to Dream, about his journey to bring Leg Up Farm (www.legupfarm.org) into existence. Our sons Harley and Tucker attend this amazing facility for Occupational Therapy.
I hope You will join us on Sunday November 10th 11:00am-3:30pm.
This is a Column I (Heather) wrote in response to a letter to the editor of YDR to Helping A Man Named Matthew
Help a man named Chris (column)
I am writing in response to a letter Jeannie Richcreek had written and was published on Aug. 4 called “Helping a man named Matthew.” Her kind words were just what we needed to hear that day, and I want to extend my thanks to her. She took the time and effort to write to the newspaper on our behalf, and after the rough day we had had with the weather during the car wash, her words were comforting.
I would, however, like to take a moment to clear up some confusion on the name and to share our story and our goals.
My husband’s name is Chris Sauerbaum. He was born with a neuromuscular disease known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy that landed him in a wheelchair full-time at the age of 12. He hasn’t let that stop him, though. He finished his associates degree in graphic design and has been employed as a graphic artist at Clipper Magazine for
10 years now.
The biggest challenge our family faces right now is Chris’s transportation to and from work. His main form of transportation is me. For the past nine years, it has mainly been me doing hour-long commutes for him to get back and forth to work. We just recently have been able to start using a car carrier, and he’s taking the bus in the mornings now, but it takes him nearly 2.5 hours to get home from work in the morning. This really is not the best way for our family, especially with the appointments and care our twin 4-year-olds Harley and Tucker need. They both have delays and sensory issues we are working through since their premature birth four years ago that make life very interesting.
It makes the morning much easier with them staying home, but not being able to go out because of unpredictable bus circumstances is still not a great way for our family to use its time. We do what we have to do right now, but that is why we are working toward his truck.
The car wash that Ms. Richcreek mentioned was just one of the many fundraisers we have done and are currently working on. We are working on raising a $10,000 down payment for a wheelchair-accessible truck. We are looking at getting a Mobility SVM converted Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 with EMC hand controls so that he has the ability to get himself back and forth to work. The state paid for Chris to have driver’s training 10 years ago but then turned around and denied converting the vehicle he was able to afford for him to drive. His dream is simple — to drive. Our $10,000 down payment goal for the truck is the tough part right now.
Would you like to help us reach our goal? Here is how you can help. Check out our fundraising website at http://www.gofundme.com/driveforindependence to donate.
Check out our blog for upcoming fundraisers: www.
We are currently working on a cookbook and are looking for recipes to be submitted by Sept. 21. Submit three recipes and be entered to win your own copy. See the blog post “Gardening With A Purpose Cookbook” for more details.
We are also putting together a vendor show, The Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Hellam Fire Hall, 163 E. Market St., Hallam. Check the blog for updates.
We also keep everyone up to date on Facebook, so come on over and give us a like: http://www.facebook.com/driveforindependence. Any new blog post we do automatically posts to the Facebook page, making it easy to keep current.
If you are interested in contacting us via email,
the address is drivefor
firstname.lastname@example.org. I am more than happy to give out more information such as address and phone number through personal email.
Again, thank you, Jeannie, for writing your letter and sharing our car wash story. I hope my letter helps to clear up any confusion and allows our story to get out there.
Heather Sloat is the wife of Chris Sauerbaum.
We had custom keychains made to help get our information out! They will be available at our Nov. 10th bazaar. If you get a chance show some love to Survivor Ties on Facebook. The paracord portion was done by them specially for us for our fundraiser. It’s not a typical item they offer. We also think Bottle Cap Business Cards did a great job getting our logo into such a small space!
We have 25 of the paracord/ bottlcap keychains for $5.00 a piece and 24 just bottle caps for $3.00 a piece.