Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday Fun

Saturday morning Jessie and Tyler had a very important job waiting for them.

Helping to wash cars at our 4-H fundraiser. There is a car dealership in Wooster - Performance Pontiac. The owner allows groups to come in and do car washes. And the kids get all the money.

They have to rinse the cars off and wash the wheels before an employee drives the car through the automatic car wash. Then they have to dry the cars off after they come out. Sorry - no pics of the actual work they did - my camera batteries died. Which is a good thing - as when I was back supervising the kids spraying off the cars - I got soaked twice.

And there is lunch provided - this year it was hamburgers and hotdogs and chips grilled out while you waited for your car to dry.

Our 4-H club made over $400, all of which will go to a local charity. I was not there all day - I left about noon to go home and can 18 quarts of peaches and make 12 pints of peach jam - which has not set up yet:(

Tonight is Jessie's beef skillathon, and I am turning in my entries for the fair - a lap quilt (the top is done but I haven't quilted it yet), flowers, bread and a sweater (still have to finish knitting it). Tyler said he wanted to take something to the fair, so he is taking his corn, his eggs, hay and straw.


stitchersanon said...

wow, you have great kids. If you can get them here, they can wash my car too lol!

Granny Lyn said...

Wanna bring them here to wash my cars? I also have a trailer that needs it baaaaddd!!

My peaches NEVER turn out right, but the end result is soooo good on cakes and ice cream, that I don't really mind. I thought it was the artificial sweetener at first, hubby's diabetic, but it even turns out soupy with sugar...must be me?

Dena said...

Being anywhere near kids as they are washing cars can be dangerous! LOL Great job on the fund raiser.

Scrappy quilter said...

You lead such a interesting life. I love that the kids are washing cars and donating to charity. Great job kids!!

Gina said...

what a great idea for kids to raise money for charity. I bet they had so much fun they didn't realise the work they were doing.
all the best to Jesse for tonight

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lisa said...

Kris - I have been awol for a while but wanted to jump in to tell you I have caught up on reading your blog as it is one of my favorites because of all the local stuff you always talk about...I love fair time and I know it is coming. I am planning on making it home for the Ashland County fair and I can't wait. It has been over a year since I have been home and I am really looking forward to it. That Jessica is quite the girl! She is a hard worker I am sure you are so proud of her. The work ethic you are teaching your kids is so great. Take care and good luck with all of your fair/4H projects! - Lisa

Susan said...

Did you by any chance make a peach cobbler?

I can just taste peach cobbler now.

Glad the children had a good Saturday. They are learning that work can be fun. Not a bad thing at all.

isolada. by design said...

Yes, unless the camera us waterproof, probably a good idea not to have it around young kids at a car wash! Sounds like a fun day, Kris! And so good the money raised for charity!

Ana :)

Gari in AL said...

Sounds like you and the kids are going to continue to be busy. Look forward to seeing you quilt quilted.

warren said...

That sort of community involvement will hopefully keep that car dealer in business for many years to come!