Sunday, May 31, 2009

Riverroots Rafting trip!

Sara and John own and operate their own river raft company. You can
tell how much they love doing what they do. Experts on the water we
were very comfortable and we did great. This is Bob, Michelle (we just met
them on the raft) me, Chyrisa and Gordon. We are ready for a 4 now. This
ride was a 3 and on the Payette River.

Thank you Sara and John for donating to our fundraiser - the winners of this
raft trip are so excited.....

more pictures when I get them for
the raft company.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

A picnic in the park!

After the Memorial Day Services we chilled in the park with a picnic lunch
and a few games of Pegs n Jokers........
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Memorial Day in Caldwell, ID

We had a nice day. It was hot but we were fine. I love honoring our
country and our people for the sacrafices they have made for us..
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Picking the winners

Now this was great fun picking the winners. We could remember some of
the people and that made it fun too. A mother won some of mine and Jean
(Wilcox) beaded bracelets and she asked if her daughter got the rafting trip
(which was an silent auction) I said no because they did not have the same last
name but it turns out it was her daughter she got a $320 trip for $205 and she is taking her sister's bridal party. We made a lot money. The blue topped plastic containers have the raffle tickets in them. We mixed them up good and they Gordon, Charly, Chyrisa and myself picked the winners.

We liked the rafting one some much we called to see if we could go and they called yesterday and said can you come in the morning? So yes we are....

But first things first.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

May 25, 2009

Mark's 25th birthday.
We miss you!
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Channel 2 news in Boise, Id.

Click on the link below and see the what channel had to say......

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A star for Mark!

Charly, Chyrisa's husband bought a star for her, what a neat present.
Mark also has a tree in Isreal from our good friends Jan and Barry.
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Raffle prizes all in place.

We had to construct this table for the news crew and the interview going
on right now as I write. Chyrisa is being interview for her outstanding
committement to helping others in honor of her son Marks memory and his 25th birthday.
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Here is our signage!

Not finished but here is the sign we will put up so everyone can
see what where they want to put their raffle tickets.
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Everyone works!

Gordon working on our raffle prize pictures. We want to show everyone what
we have without having to stand in front of the table where the gifts are. We
did good. Thank you Gordie!
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Working Girls!

Here we are with our computers getting all the signs perfected.
They look so nice. Gordon helped us and did a good job.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Idaho Statemen Newspaper!

Mother pays tribute to her son by helping others

After Chyrisa Quincy’s 22-year-old son, Mark, died in a car accident in 2006, she decided to pay tribute to his memory by organizing fundraisers for local charities on his birthday.

The third annual Mark C. Ellis Memorial Fundraiser is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, May 22-23, at the Albertsons in Eagle, 250 S. Eagle Rd. You can buy raffle tickets and be in the running to win all kinds of prizes donated by local businesses, and organizations.

All proceeds this year, will go to the Boise Rescue Mission’s City of Light Shelter.

Quincy’s story is an inspiring one, and an example of someone doing what they can to transform a terrible event into something better.

“After the accident, I had to choose to live, or die,” Quincy said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were involved in her son’s death. He was on his way to a concert with his girlfriend, when they lost control of the car on a Nevada road.

She admits to being in a bad state, burdened by high blood pressure and grief after her son died. A doctor warned her that she needed to do something to change.

“Starting the fundraiser was a God inspiration thing,” she said.

When she got home from the doctor’s office, she “fell on her knees,” and asked for God’s help, she said.

“When I got up, I knew Mark was OK and he was in a better place. I wanted to honor him and make his birthday special because he always helped people — young, old, mormons, punk rockers,” Quincy said.

The first year after he died, he took up a collection and bought toys and other items for a children’s charity. The second year, she collected $1,500 in cash and gifts through a raffle for the Nampa Crisis Center.

Organizing the annual fundraiser for her son keeps her busy, she said.

“And I can honestly tell you, last year when we were pulling names for the raffle, it was the most exhilarating feeling. I had a picture of my son when people bought tickets, so they knew why I was doing the raffle. My mom and I sat down like two little girls to draw out the names, it was really cool,” Quincy said.

Questions about the event? Contact Chyrisa Quincy: 695-1105.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another Standing O at Toastmasters!

Gordon and I got to attend one of Chyrisa speeches at Toast Masters and
it was so good I felt sorry for the people who followed her. There was not
a dry eye in the house when she gave her speech on SERVICE THROUGH
ADVERSITY! She started with reciting her lyrics to her song BLACK
TWISTED METAL and went straight to your heart.

She will be speaking professionally some time in the future.....
I am so proud of her accomplishments.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fund raiser in progress!

Here is Chyrisa meeting with local tv and radio people to get the word
out about her fund raiser to be held in 8 days at the Albertson (in Eagle, ID)
in 8 days. Now a yearly event supported by Albertson Grocery store and
many other business in Boise.

Thank you for all who have donated gifts and money. It is not to late
if you would like to help.
Chyrisa Quincy
2818 S. Royal Meadows Dr.
Nampa, ID 83686

Thank you to the Boomers for your generousity.....

All proceeds go to the City Light Home for Women and Childrens Rescue Mission.

Chyrisa does this fund raiser to honor her son Mark's memory.

I am so proud of her and glad we are here to help.....
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day at the Eagles!

Gordon and I surprised Chyrisa for Mother's Day. We told her we were
camping with friends and we would see her the next Wednesday. BUT we
secretly rode into town and parked at my new Arie. I rejoined the Eagles
and this is where we were when her husband brought her in for Mother's
Day breakfast and there we were waiting for her. She was so surprised
and I was so excited I could hardly eat - can you believe that.

It was a really good day.

Charlie, Chyrisa, me and Gordon.
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Just so pretty!!!

I loved driving close to the snow capped mountains on a day trip.
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Our visit in Elko, NV

We visited with my sister Lana and husband
Jeff for 3 days. She made a good dinner.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Elko, Nevada

Gordon and I got here to Elko to visit with my sister, Lana and husband Jeff. We spent over one month in Pahrump and it was our best visit. We did lots of stuff and won lots of stuff, dinners, shows and money. We are staying a few days then on to my daughters house in Nampa, ID.