Today Lauren and I got to participate in a really great cause. We went to Dream Ride 2009 in Farmington, Connecticut. Dream Ride is an annual motorcycle ride to help benefit the Special Olympics.
We were welcomed to the event by some really great volunteers. They told us where we needed to go to set up. When we turned into the parking lot, we saw rows and rows of motorcycles and a huge American flag hanging from the ladder on a fire truck.
We parked beside the lunch tent and the Dodge Motorsports truck. This was a prime location for two reasons: 1. We caught everyone after lunch. They were definitely ready for some dessert, and 2.Penelope felt right at home (she is a Dodge Sprinter). I also enjoyed the location because I drive a Dodge Dakota, not to mention they had a black Challenger parked beside us (I really want a Challenger), but the best part was that we were parked beside Kasey Kahne’s racecar. He’s my favorite. He’s also my future husband, although he is not yet aware of that fact. Okay, that was a little more than two, but you get the picture.
We are so glad we were able to be a part of today’s event. It is such a good cause, and we met a lot of really great people. We passed out samples for about four hours today. We had a non-stop line. That is no exaggeration. We passed out a total of 1488 samples. If I did the math correctly, I think that is about 372 samples an hour. We only passed out 1488 samples because that’s all the freezers hold. We wish we had more freezer space so we could have passed out samples for four more hours.
We met some people who already know and love Ciao Bella. We also met a lot of people who had never heard of us before. We were immediately asked where the product was available.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the event today. You really are making a big difference in the lives of a lot of people. It was such a privilege to be in involved in Dream Ride. We can’t wait for next year’s event.
P.S. Make sure to visit facebook.com/ciaobella to see all the pictures from today’s event.