Hy-Vee was gracious enough to allow me to hold a special event in their store. I asked for a few hours and a table so I could sell books locally. And I promised that the profits of the books would go to the local Under His Wings baby pantry.
I didn't really have any idea how it would go and when I arrived at Hy-vee, they gave me a table over near the pharmacy. I had hoped to be right inside the front door so I was a little disappointed, but the good news is it ended up being a great location!
I spoke with the baby pantry in advance and asked if they'd prefer cash or diapers and they said diapers. Once the four hour event was over, I bought five boxes of diapers right there in hy-vee to take over to the baby pantry this week! I'm so excited to diaper some little buns!
I'm grateful to Hy-vee for hosting the event and I'm even more grateful to those of you who showed up. I saw neighbors, friends, family members from over an hour away, fellow church members, and plenty of complete strangers! And everyone was very friendly even if they weren't interested in buying books.
I told several people that standing in a grocery store for four hours was actually a treat for me. I'd never gone inside that Hy-vee alone before! I always have one or two kids with me. While I didn't shop for anything but diapers, being among other adults was a treat. Talking about my books was another bonus. And buying diapers for babies who's parents can't always afford them a huge treat.
So thank you again to everyone involved! This is a wonderful, supportive community. Next weekend, I am looking forward to doing another signing at Dixie Quicks in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Should be a good time! Watch my facebook page for more details on that as I do not know what time the event is. I just know Saturday at this point! I'm guessing afternoon! And this week, I promise I'm going to wrap up the first draft of the sequel to "Accept this Dandelion." I'm calling it "Dandelions on the road." And, believe it or not, when driving home this morning, I actually came up with an idea for a third called "After the final dandelion," or something to that effect. So we'll see about that sometime...