Friday, August 14, 2015


 For the past couple of months our church has been in fundraising mode. At first, we had people that dragged their feet, not sure if they wanted to participate in this new venture, but as the weeks passed, more and more people started getting excited about making money. Our goal was for each person to raise enough money to pay for their seat on the bus and those of their family members. Nicole started out by making “bolis” for the people to sell. These are a little like popsicles – frozen yumminess in a bag. We had a ton of flavors: strawberries and cream, coffee, Nutella, banana, peach pie, orangesicle, watermelon, coconut-cantaloupe, Coca Cola. This turned out to be a big hit! We started by going to the park and selling to the people there.
We also sold at the elementary school a few times. We only got to do that a few times because school ended a couple weeks after we started this fundraiser. Sis. Carmen and her two girls really took over the bolis-selling. She was selling to her friends and family and even recruited her neighbors to sell for her! She was so enthusiastic.
Crowd gathered around the bolis stand

Little salesladies
As some of you know, Nicole loves to bake and decorate cupcakes. She took this as an incentive to get a little business going. We asked the owner of our favorite taco place if we could sell in front of their restaurant and they enthusiastically agreed! Again, the cupcakes were a total hit!! The first night we went, we sold everything we brought in about 45 minutes. This became our main form of fundraising. 
In front of the taco place

"Look at the camera!"
Dad brought us hot chocolate on one particularly cold night at the taco restaurant.
Nicole and her yummy creations!
Another thing we've been doing to fundraise - each Sunday a different lady in the church made food. I don't have a lot of pictures of that, but here's one from a couple weeks ago. Sis. Elvira made molotes. She outdid herself - molotes are hard work, but everyone enjoyed them so much! One lady made elotes (corn on a stick). Another one made chocolate covered apples, last Sunday Sis. Carmen made pozole. Each lady did awesome! 
By the time you all read this, we will already be at the conference. Our hard work has paid off!!



Mary Frances said...

After reading this post I feel SOOOOO HUNGRY!!! LOL Btw: I was wondering if you guys could do a tutorial on the bun that Nicole always does in her hair! Mine never looks as good as hers and I really want it too look like that...buuuut then maybe its just MY HEAD??? LOL

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

A tutorial on Nicole's bun...that'd be great!!! We are considering it lol!!!!


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