Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chocoholics Birthday Auction

Last night we held an Enrichment meeting at the Delcity chapel. We decided to celebrate everyone's birthday at the one time. Everyone was asked to bring a small gift or act of service, to be performed at a later date. Barbara had organised a silent auction for us.

A number of questions were asked and if you got the right answer, you were given some play money, that Sarah had designed and printed out for us. We had a number of games too that got you more money if you won.

The first one was putting a stocking over your head with a tennis ball and trying to entangle it with the other person and pulling the stocking off their head. It was so funny. That game symbolised being 'tied to your calling'.

Kristy and Sarah Young

Louise Triffitt and Maureen Handley

Doesn't Maureen look scary!

The next game was peeling an apple and whoever had the longest piece won. That game was about how we always have to 'bring a plate' to every activity.

Phyllis looks like serious business here

Beverley and Liz concentrating hard

Stephannie Triffitt

The gumboot race was about getting the cow out of the mud on the Sabbath. Look at Suzanne raring to go!

I had Simon's pair, mine, Oliver's and Sarra's so there was a run to the end to get there first to put on the gumboots that would fit.

Poor Beverley ended up with Sarra's boots and was trying to fit them on her feet.

Louise and Suzanne made a mad dash for the finish, running into the lounge divider.

The last game was a tug-of-war which represented life and the many responsibilities we have as women, pulling us in all directions.

The two teams gave it a good go and the winners were given extra money.

The silent auction part was that you would then go with your money and bid on items by putting your money in a bowl next to that item. We all put our initials on the back of our money.

If you really wanted a particular item, you could put all your money in that bowl to increase the chance of your dollar being pulled out. This represented the gift giving and sharing of our talents with each other. I won 2hrs of ironing from Ali Christie... yay!!

We finished by singing Happy Birthday and tucked into the chocoholics birthday supper. Oh it was a chocoholics heaven. Everything was chocolate and yummy.

As everyone left I heard grumbles of, "I feel sick" or "I am going to pay for this later". I got to bring a plate of leftovers home - one of the perks of the job :)

It was a fantastic night and a big thankyou to Barbara for organising everything, especially as she leaves for the USA on Sunday and won't be back until Nov. I hope you left time to pack Barb!!


Jackie said...

Hi Simone
Thanks for the other night, it was fun and I can taste the caramel slice (yum)

katherine said...

Im so sad I missed it :o( no fair ! It looks like everyone had a ball :o)

The Kings said...

Oh wow - looked like a great night!!!!

Nettie's Blog said...

i think i had better start looking for a block in the Delcity ward.....that is my sort of Enrichment night.....

Carli said...

Simone, thanks for the fun idea! I'm wish I could nab your enrichment leaders :) FUN! I love the stocking over the head idea.

Penny B. said...

What a great activity! I've been to a few service auctions - there one of my favorites!

Jessica said...

mm yum! chocolate