“Shooting Stars 2010!” or… “see my husband singing Mamma Mia”

Earlier this week, I posted about the Celebrity Serve 2010, which I will spend serving at Glidewell’s on Main Street in Blowing Rock!  Click here to enter to win a $25 Glidewell’s Gift Certificate!! The beneficiary this year is Shooting Stars 2010Watauga Education Foundation, an organization which raises tens for thousands of dollars each year to give back to Watauga County Schools!  In 2009, WEF gave $20,000 in grants to Watauga Teachers, as well as other projects.

One of WEF’s biggest fundraisers each year is the county-wide talent showcase Shooting Stars! Hundreds of students, teachers and parents are involved in putting on the show,

Shooting Stars 2010 will be presented this Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM!    In fact, there are a couple of special acts in the show this year!

shooting stars 2010New this year, are teacher acts! Ever wanted to see another side of the men and women who instruct your children every day? Now is your chance to watch them shine on the stage too. My husband Judd, band teacher at Blowing Rock and Parkway schools, will actually be singing songs from Abba’s Mamma Mia, along with 5 other teachers!  Parkway and Bethel Music Teacher Sondra Edwards put together this hilarious group for us to make fun of watch!

Plus, from the fraternities and sororities at ASU, our presenting sponsor this year, you’ll enjoy an encore performance from the Greek Week Lip Sync winner! Now THAT should be interesting!

Tickets are on sale now at Farthing Auditorium: $10 for adults and $5 for WCS employees and students. Your support helps the Foundation give to local students to enrich their educational experience! Find out more about the Watauga Education Foundation at www.wefnc.org.

Celebrity Serve 2010 Serves Up FUN and Funds for Watauga Education Foundation! (GIVEAWAY)

Celebrity Serve 2010 is a Community Fundraiser for local charities. This year Watauga Education Celebrity Serve 2010Foundation is the beneficiary.  Each Year, the WEF raises and donates thousands of dollars to the school system in Watauga County!  When I was a teacher, I received a generous grant from the WEF for my music classroom, and so has my husband.  They are huge supporters of the arts in our schools, as well!

Celebrity Serve will be held on Tuesday, April 20, and I’ll be at Glidewell’s in Blowing Rock for dinner!

Each restaurant will donate at least 10% of all sales plus their servers will donate 100% of all tips to WEF. Come out to one or all of the following restaurants on Tuesday April 20 to be served by local celebrities. You may even see a big celebrity such as ASU Head Football Coach Jerry Moore and ASU Head Basketball Coach Buzz Peterson.

… And me… I wouldn’t really call myself a celebrity, just a mom with a big mouth.  But nevertheless, I’m excited to be serving at Glidewell’s (y’all know that’s one of my favorite restaurants!)  I would LOVE it if you would come out and heckle me! I’ve heard through the grapevine that Patrick Sukow (principal of Blowing Rock School) and Cullie Tarleton (NC Congressman) will be at Glidewell’s too!

Be sure and purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win $3,000! Your own personal stimulus package! The WEF will use the money to fund Global Learning Technology at WCS and to bring Dolly Parton’s literacy initiative Imagination Library to Watauga County. Many of this year’s Celebrities are the teachers and principals from WCS schools. Make your dining dollars work harder and support the Watauga Education Foundation’s mission to help
each child reach their highest potential! Find out where your teacher is serving by visiting www.wefnc.org

To Celebrate Celebrity Serve 2010, I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Glidewell’s so you can come! I know lots of us are struggling financially, but if you only eat out once a month, this is the day to do it! You can use it any time, but only on April 20th, will all the tips and 10% of profits be donated to the Watauga Education Foundation.  So I’m hoping you’ll grab lots of friends and come on over!

Here is how to enter the Contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post, saying your favorite project of the Watauga Edusation Foundation!  They do all kinds of things each year, including Shooting Stars Talent Showcase, Shooting Stars Golf Classic, Flapjack Flip. If you don’t know much about the WEF, share that too!

Get an EXTRA Entry when you do each of these things. LOTS of extra entries available! Leave a separate comment saying what you’ve done.

This contest will run through Friday, April 16, and the winner will be selected by random drawing at random.org.  Winner will be announced by email and our Winners Page.  High Country Residents or visitors 18 and older are eligible to win..

Flapjack Flip Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Watauga Education Foundation!

The Watauga Education Foundation is hosting its annual Flapjack Flip Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,WEF_flapjack_120 December 12, from 7:30AM-11:00AM.  $6 gets you all the Bald Guy Brew you can drink, all the pancakes and blueberry syrup, bacon and sausage you can eat. Plus WCS principals  will be there serving it up for tips!  Local schools will be selling crafts and goodies, Santa will be on hand for photos, and we will draw for the winners of our exclusive Limited Raffle.  Only 20 chances will be sold for some amazing prize packages.  Check them out below.   You can purchase your chances on line at www.wefnc.org, but when they are gone, they are gone.  Don’t miss your chance!

When I was a teacher, many colleagues and I received generous grants from the WEF for innovative projects in our classrooms!  Watauga Education Foundation is definitely a local cause worth supporting!

  1. Ultimate Foodie Fantasy $75

Dine out and take your friends with you!  This scrumptious package includes dinners for 4 to the best restaurants in the High Country:   The Gamekeeper, The Best Cellar, The Bistro, Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant, Bistro Roca, Story Street Grill, Reid’s, and Casa Rustica. Honey, let’s go out tonight!

  1. Steep and Deep  $100

Let it snow!  You’ve got 2009-2010 season passes at Appalachian Ski Resort for one adult and one junior, and 4 tickets for a day of tubing at Hawksnest .  You’ll look great in your new accessories from Farmer’s Ski Shop! Don’t forget your new Thermos filled with Hot Chocolate! Radical!!!

  1. Bow wow WOW $50

Pamper your pooch with a snuggly new $50 bed from The Pet Place, and $50 of chow from Kmart.   Plus, Animal Medical Center of Boone will give your best friend $50 toward his annual check-up.  And while you’re away, The Pet Prairie Kennel will keep little Fido for 2 nights.  That’s howlin’ good.

  1. A Little Cheese a Little Wine Part Deux $25

Back for a second year, this sellout package includes a bottle of wine a month for a year, and a delicious wedge of frommage from Harris Teeter, along with a monthly loaf of Stick Boy Bread. Merci Beau Coup!

  1. Baby Can You Dig It?  $40

Does your garden need a little TLC?  A Cut Above Nursery has $100 in perennials and annuals to spruce it up.  Of course $250 in new gardening tools from New River Building Supply will help you get them in the ground.  Then enjoy a manicure and paint your nails the same perfect shade as your Petunias!   Yard work has its rewards.

  1. Queen for a Day $50

Your sweetheart will thoroughly enjoy a date off the mountain to Charlotte.  This one includes tickets for 2 to the Aluminum Show at the new Knights Theater during the month of January, a $100 dinner at Maggianos Little Italy.  When the evening is over, fall into a Heavenly bed at the Hampton Inn Southpark.  Breakfast included!

  1. Zip-a-dee-do-dah $100

4 of you can fly on the original High Country Scream time Zipline.    Then take a crack at the Climbing Tower at Footsloggers in downtown Boone, and if you’ve still got energy, 2 of you can go rafting with High Country Expeditions. Take lots of photos because this package includes a digital camera. My-oh-my, what a wonderful day!

  1. Slow Food $35

You’ll enjoy a summer’s worth of fresh produce with this gift certificate for $10 a week for 12 weeks at the Watauga County Farmer’s Market.  Add that to $100 of locally raised beef from Rocksprings Farm and you are eatin’ local. Did we mention a beautiful quilted wall hanging and your exquisite mugs and plates for 4 from Doe Ridge Pottery?   Read your copy of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and get to know your food!

  1. ASU Basketball Experience  $45

What to know what it feels like to be in the locker room with Buzz and the boys?  You’ll find out with this package.  It includes 4 basketball season tickets to the 2009-2010 ASU Mens Basketball games, and a once in a lifetime chance to join the team post game behind the scenes.  Your autographed basketball makes this a slam dunk.

  1. Whee!  A Shopping Spree $75

Leave your credit cards at home!  $100 each from South’s, TJ Maxx, Gap/Old Navy & Sports Fanatic! $50 each from Rack Room Shoes; $25 each from Shannon’s, Boone Mall, Shoppes on the Parkway, Watsonnata; $20 from Dress Barn;$15 from Maurice’s. And a $100 Visa gift card.  That’s more than $650 of fun!

  1. Duffers Delight $100

Not one, not two, but three rounds of play for 4 at Hound Ears Golf Club, Boone Golf Club & Blowing Rock Country Club. Keep the Bearcat driver for yourself, but invite your friends to play a round!

  1. Soccer Mom Survival Kit $25

Because you are more than a chauffeur!   You have $50 in free gas from Kangaroo Express, $100 in gift cards, from Pizza Hut, KFC, Long John Silvers’ and Taco Bell, a $45 free carwash from Blue Ridge Car Care Company­­­, a case of Gatorade and 2 camp chairs from Kmart. Pile in team, and enjoy the ride.

  1. I Feel Pretty $40

Who wouldn’t after you indulge in a new $150 hairstyle from John Mena @ Haircut 101 , enjoy a $70 massage from Mind & Body Wellness, a $35 makeover from Lavender Fields, a $40 pedicure from Haircraft, a delicious fragrance basket from Belk, and the coup d’grace…a new $100 pair of shoes from Monkey’s in Blowing Rock.  Honey, did we buy a raffle ticket for the Ultimate Foodie Fantasy, ‘cause I’m ready to hit the town.

  1. Family Adventure Pak   $60

You will be the hero of your family if you win this:  4(four) tickets to an ASU Football Game, Carowinds, Dollywood, Tweetsie Railroad and a night at the Great Wolf Lodge.  What more is there to say except……YIPEEEEE!

  1. Baby Panache $75

Your little bundle of joy will feel like the heir to the throne!  For starters how about a session with photographer extraordinaire Jonathan Burton!  It’s the perfect place to wear a new pair of Robeez shoes.  Snuggle up close with your baby in an Ergo Baby Carrier, and when you get tired of doing the totin’, slip babykinz into your new $375 BOB Stroller.  You’ll be saying wee, wee, wee all the way home..