Oh yes! We are the Winner! I don’t mean in the words of Mr. Sheen either…we won first place at the Clearwater Casino Mardi Gras Parade and Float contest!
We came in FIRST PLACE! Woohoo!!! First place!!
That means $2500 is going to help fund some of the many projects that Stillwaters is currently doing. This is so wonderful! How much happier could I be! This is great!
Last night about a dozen or so Stillwaters volunteers met at the casino, donned costumes and walked in the parade. It was a small parade, 15 floats in all, but it was a fun one! We proceeded to find our place in the line up and wait our turn. Off we went in a circle around the casino floor. Past the Beach Rock Lounge, through the gaming floor and by the buffet. Judging awaited us near the deli and then back to our display area to await the tallying of the final votes. All in all, it took about an hour and then they announced the winners…
3rd place is Poulsbo Rotary for their Viking Ship
2nd place is Soroptomists of North Kitsap with their Mardi Bras
1st place -we waited with excitement and anticipation-Stillwaters Environmental Center with their Mardi Gras in the Woods!
I’m pretty sure we did quite a bit of jumping and hollering. Then lots of hugging. All that work paid off and we did it!
Now my public, here is where I let you down. No pics. None. You are not allowed to take photos in the casino. They did let us snap a few shots in one specific direction so we did do that. I took one. Yup one. Then my battery died. But I am improving-I remembered to take my camera at all…I can re-post the two pictures that we took last week. Will that do? It’ll have to…because the one that I did manage to get, is a blurry mess…
So a giant THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us! We couldn’t have done this without you! Thank you so much!