Thanks to Jenn & Linda, we had an awesome 1st Craft Fair. We made just about $2000 and hope to double that next year! Pics 3 - 82 taken by Samantha Grieves and pics 88 - 185 taken by Linda Buoncore.
Some of the comments we received after the event from the vendors:
Our 1st Annual TLR Art & Craft Fair was a wonderful day & we had a blast! We had the best vendors EVER & here is what some of them had to say:
Debby Renna (Allura Jewelry)
Thank YOU for the opportunity. I really enjoyed myself today. Somehow I was placed next to one of my best friends. I did pretty well today. It's one of those things....everyone who participates in vendor events knows that it's hit or miss. I think all of you did a tremendous job today. I KNOW how much work goes into these events. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do this with you again someday. Please keep me in mind for your next fundraiser. I was so proud to have Autumn's picture on my table. The more chances I get to speak out about rescue the better.
Cheryl Steinbery (Cheryl?s Tea)
It was so very nice to meet you. This was the best vendor show I have done this year. It was very successful for me. I hope the outcome for TLR was just as good.
Nitya Marino (Shanti Threads)
It's an honor to know all you wonderful people LOVE, Nitya, Nardo & Shanto
Ruth Tschudin (Bark Up The Right Tree)
A great job! A great event! I have a good idea of all the time and work it takes to put such an event together. Congatulations! It was a joy to finally meet you--epect to cross paths again! God bless.
Joel & Marilyn (Wraps w/a Twist, CT)
No traffic and relatively quick travel time from Stamford CT to Ridgewood NJ ... approximately 1 hour. It was worth it. We hope that we helped a very worthy cause in some way and as a special bonus, we got to hang out and chat with you a bit. You did a fantastic job at organizing this event. Keep in touch.
Janelle & Jennifer (Sweet Vintage Baking)
It was such a pleasure to meet you (and your friends and family!) and to be a part of such a worthy cause. Janelle and I had a wonderful day and couldn't stop talking about what a great event you put together. We would truly be honored to be a part of any event of yours in the future and keep in touch. Thank you again and we will definitely be seeing you again!
Alice & Adam Reines (Reines Photography)
It's a great cause! If you need anything for your shelter, please let me know!
Carolyn Ironside (Santa Fe Blues)
Thanks again for you fine job on a first time show. Sales were sparse, but it was for a great cause.
Denis (The French Table)
I really hope you guys made some money yesterday. You did a very good job taking care of the vendors. Your numerous emails about the tables, the parking etc... were great. Take care, and good luck for your future projects. Your favourite French vendor.
Where do I even start. Lisa has been a crucial member of our team since the beginning. Started out as our staff nursemaid, fostering pregnant mommies and birthing multiple litters of puppies. She quickly evolved into an essential part of the rescue's core. She is involved in various local rescue efforts. Our local expert in tracking, trapping and capturing lost, scared or escaped dogs. A true advocate for local dogs and a true rescue warrior. We would not be where we are without Lisa!!!
Linda adopted her dog Mickey from our rescue many years ago. After learning about our rescue efforts she wanted to help. She is a long time volunteer with The Last Resort. Linda is our fundraising coordinator and works very hard orchestrating fundraising events that enable us to continue saving more lives. Linda loves to create new and different fundraising ideas. She prefers to get hands on with the dogs and loves the events where our adoptable dogs can attend, helping them get the much needed exposure they need to find their forever homes.
The Last Resort Established July 2008
Marissa is A rock star ! Aside from a legal career and a busy mom, Marissa has fostered so many dogs for our rescue. She opens her own home many weekends to manage and facilitate transports with dogs arriving from other states so that they can meet their new foster and forever homes here in NJ. Marissa Is also our volunteer legal council. Her 2 daughters, rescuers in the making help her with the dogs and rescue projects!! We are lucky to have her on our team and appreciate ALL that she does for us and the dogs !!
Carolyn and Dean Nasson
Long time volunteers for the Last Resort. Carolyn and Dean have helped us save so many lives over the years ! Always ready and willing to sacrifice their weekend to help transport pups far and wide to get to the safety of their new foster and adoptive homes. Or donating an entire Saturday driving to some remote location to do a home visit so that a pup can finally start their happily ever after. They are always willing to help whenever and however they can. You would be hard pressed to find to kinder, more stellar humans !!!
Janice has been a volunteer with our rescue in many forms for many years. From fostering multiple dogs, to unexpected roadside rescues, to random road trips to bring dogs to safety!! Janice helps us screen applications and do home visits. With a get-er-done attitude and fearless rescue spirit. She is a true Rescue warrior ! And we are so very grateful to have her on the team!!