Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Little Lighthouse- Mini Laps

Thank you so much to everyone who made The Little Lighthouse Mini Laps fundraiser a huge success. Overall something like $260,000 was raised, including corporate sponsorships and matching grants. And Ava brought in $2,345!! Woo-hoo! Thank you all!

Here are some photos from the event. Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of the 'world' on the bald head until the end of the event. It had smudged quite a bit, oh well. The theme was "It's a Small World". I KNOW you will enjoy browsing through the photos of these beautiful children, walking, or rolling their lap while the crowd cheered on their accomplishments. It was a tear jerker for sure. By the way, Ava did so great!
































14 comments:

Justine said...

So precious! Thanks for posting these pictures, Charissa! What an inspiration!

Sarah said...

I'm wiping away tears right now. What beautiful children. Love Ava's head!! What amazing children and blessed families. Looks like a really fun day!

Amy L said...

Wow, these pictures brought tears to my eyes, they are the most precious children!!:)
Amy

kirsten said...

Great pictures, Charissa....they are beautiful children.

Linda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Arizona mom to eight said...

They are so sweet, so cute! Tell me, what is mini-laps about, a few folks talked about it,, is it tuition for Ava? What is the money raised for?

Anonymous said...

How precious those faces are! Sweet, sweet, sweet.

Jan

Larsen Family said...

Amazing. Those are beautiful kiddos. I can't believe that they raised that much money. Praise God.

Charissa said...

Kris,
Mini Laps is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Little Lighthouse. It's a private, christian, tuition-free preschool for handicapped children. Because it is tuition free for the families, they depend on these types of fundraisers to operate.

Jill said...

How on earth did I miss the fact that Ava is now walking??? Hooray for our two artemovsk kids who are NOW WALKING!!!! :o)

Julie said...

Beautiful! I needed to see those precious children this morning. Thank you for sharing.

jennifer... said...

I would have LOVED to be there to see that! Those children are PRECIOUS!!

Cammie Heflin said...

I told Stephanie (Aiden's mommy) that I'm pretty sure the little girl in the hula skirt could be Addy's sister!

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed meeting you (briefly) at Mini Laps! Hope Ava had a lot of fun making her Lap and is enjoying the school year.