Sunday, May 31, 2009
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.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
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.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Mother pays tribute to her son by helping othersSubmitted by Anna Webb on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 1:55pm.
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
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.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
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.
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.....
Monday, May 11, 2009
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.