We heard that Traci's husband was returning from a year tour in Iraq with the Indiana National Guard and she was trying to plan a welcome home party. Angie was talking to Traci as we were having our pics taken and Traci was commenting on how overwhelmed she was. In the next two weeks she had to plan the party, move into a new house, have 2Friends Christmas Open House, and had a lot of holiday pictures scheduled!
The four of us quickly had a powwow and decided to offer our services to Traci. She seemed relieved. She had already secured the building and knew that family was going to supply the food. She had a very small budget. We told her that we were donating our services because we admired Buddy's sacrifice for us.
We picked "Back Home Again in Indiana" as the theme for the night. We were able to have to cake and big banner donated also. The little banner was donated by Buddy's youngest sons' preschool class. We also printed up Indiana State Flags and the preschool class colored those for us also. We really accomplished staying on budget and returned almost half of Traci's money! It was a fun night and again, Thanks Buddy for your sacrifice of giving up a year with your family to protect our country!
Thank you card from Traci and Buddy...