"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

June 8, 2008

Watching gas go up

Saturday we had a TBQ car wash/bake sale fundraiser for the trip to nationals in WI!

It was hot but fun. The TBQ families are a sweet bunch of people to hang out with even if you are sweating to death. : )

It was kind of a slow morning...
Not too many folks wanted their cars washed. Maybe because they were paying so much for gas...
At about noon a tanker came and refilled the station and then we stood around watching as the owner changed
the price from $3.87 to.....

AHH! It was the first time we had ever seen regular at $4.00!!! And it was rather sad!
When my hubby asked one of our kiddos why he was just sitting around and not holding up his sign anymore, he said "Because I'm mourning the price of gas." ; )
I think I was too!

Now, this turn of events sure wasn't good for our fundraiser!

It became a ghost town and we didn't have anything to do....
When someone did actually stop they usually did buy some baked goods or make a donation which was really sweet.

Now, across the street things were really hopping!
Because the price was....

One of the moms went over to that gas station and talked to the manager who gave the kids permission to sell their baked goods there! Wasn't that sweet?!

It was great! And people were really friendly and generous. (maybe because they were so thankful they weren't paying $4.01 !!!) A couple of people even asked the kids to quote for them.

They ended the day making $270.00 towards the trip. Woo-hoo! Those baked goods were a big hit.

And the minute our fundraiser ended we were one of those happy folks across the street paying $3.85 a gallon. : ) Hopefully, not for the last time.



Susan said...

I still can't believe all of this with the gas. I just know that God is in control and he will continue to take care of us.

Becky said...

Yes, He will! : ) Amen

Jamie said...

Sounds like a scorcher!! But, YO seemed to find the good in it all, as usual!! Love ya