Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

This year's planners include Karen Kitzman, Gretchen Bilbro, Muriel Elrod, Lori Printy, Kristan Struck, and not pictured Michelle Sapp.

Thanks to all our families who made this year so amazing! The beach was a perfect backdrop for a weekend filled with family, friends, and fun. It was wonderful to meet new friends and see old ones. To me the coolest part was watching the children start to really show strong connections to each other. I can only imagine how these friendships will grow through the years.

We will have a total for the amount of money raised at the end of the month. We are still adding things up and paying for this weekend expenses. Once we have the total we will share it all with you here. If you would still like to make a donation to the Antares Library project, we will accept donations through our Paypal account at kazapalooza2011@gmail.com. This years raffle donations blew me away! We had over 8 tables of amazing items generously donated by our families and their friends.

Next year be prepared to meet us in Ohio on the fourth weekend in June for our next event. We have not committed to a particular city yet but will keep you posted as soon as we know.

If you are not a member of our Yahoo group, I highly suggest you join as a way to keep in the loop about KP happenings as well as a way to connect to families you may have met this weekend. Feel free to post your state and try to find families that live near you so you can have your own Kaz met ups throughout the year.

Also you may have noticed cameras at the luncheon on Saturday. They were there filming for this local Tampa news broadcast. This is very exciting for us to gain recognition from the community. Too bad they mispronounced Kazakhstan. Maybe next year they will get it right. :)


The planners would like to acknowledge our husbands and friends who help us through out the year and weekend to be able to make this all possible. Errands, childcare, slideshow creating, and so much more was done by them. Thanks, you all are wonderful and we thank you!

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