Monday, February 18, 2008

A very successful poster party

The poster party on Saturday was a resounding success! Twenty-seven volunteers showed up (I was expecting 15), many of them as much as half an hour early. I'd barely unlocked the doors of the Education Center when people were already busy rolling and stuffing poster tubes. Despite the obvious organizational challenges, everything went very smoothly. It took a grand total of 5 hours, including a break for lunch, to roll, stuff, label, and sort about 1400 poster tubes! We sent boxes and boxes of tubes with people, to drop off at Postnet in Eatonville on their way home. Now it's Postnet's problem! They expect to get the posters to the store in Puyallup and on their way in the mail over the course of this week, so I expect most people will receive them next week.

Meanwhile, I am immensely grateful for all the help, and impressed (as I always am) by the initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, and can-do spirit of our volunteers.

Here's some pictures from the event:

Hard at work rolling and stuffing posters

The extra-challenging multiple poster mailers

Sorting and bundling poster tubes by zip code

Poster tubes sorted by zip code, waiting to be bundled
and packed into boxes for transport to the Post Office

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