Greetings Again from the Garden State!
We had our Signature Chefs Auction last night in Charlotte and the next day we had a very early flight to Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey for their annual Harvest Ball. My entire family was en route to the airport by 4:00am for our 6:25am flight…whew! I love being able to travel with my whole family because it makes everything much more fun.
The Harvest Ball was such a beautiful event and the food was absolutely delicious. I walked around and introduced myself to lots of people, and they all were so happy to meet or see me again. They showed our video and then me and my parents got to go on stage and speak to the guests before the Live Auction and Fund The Mission. While on stage, we also got to thank Mr. Bisaro – the President from Watson Pharmaceuticals (a company that makes a gel that helps women to have full-term babies). He and his company also raise a lot of money for the March of Dimes, and he made sure to say hello to me after I spoke on stage – how cool!
Since it was the Harvest Ball we did a whole lot of dancing, too, and that made the event even better! My mom and dad danced with me for hours, and the singer from the band even came off of the stage and sang “You’re a Firework” to me. Everyone made a circle around me while she sang to me and they all clapped and cheered for me. This made my mom cry because she felt so good about all of the love that everyone was showing me.
I had such a wonderful time in New Jersey and I will always treasure the time I had at the Harvest Ball and earlier this year. I still wear my Jersey Girl shirt that I was given during our visit in March/April and I think I might be a Jersey Girl at heart because everytime I’ve gone to New Jersey I had such a wonderful time! Thank you New Jersey for inviting me and my family to your lovely state to attend the Harvest Ball and for making me an Honorary Joyzee Girl! Much Love!!!!