The Relay for Life leadership summit was an intensive training session over two days for new and returning event organizers. Last year was the first year for Westford to have an event and it was run by a regional person while this year it’s being taken over by someone who ran the event at her college and wanted to stay involved. Being so far the only two active members of the organizing committee we both attended the summit this weekend in hopes of aquiring some useful knowledge for getting our event a little more firmly established. The hours were long and I’ve come home with a binder full of ideas and a CD packed with even more. As we emerged late Saturday afternoon we were all suprised to see it snowing like crazy. I had to clean at least an inch of snow off the car before I could leave. I’m going to be the online registrar and will be attending a class tomorrow night to learn how to do that.
On the way home from knitting yesterday morning I stopped to pick up some pumpkins for our Halloween decorations. Daniel created a pirate design, the little word cartoon says, "argh!" There’s a hat design as well that’ll be more visible when I take proper pictures with a tripod tonight.
I picked up some wood carving tools and used a v-channel knife to create my design. I got the idea from "The Pumpkin Carving Book" which I stumbled across at the library earlier this month and snatched up in preparation for this weekend.