I Ain't No French Maid!!

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Real Estate Agent with Homequest Real Estate

 

 

  Last night we had our long planned for 2cd Annual PIC Charity Auction Fund-Raiser. It was held at the Plasuwa Country Club in Pembroke, New Hampshire.  I don't know yet how much money we raised but I do know we really had a Blast!

 

 This years venue was more conducive to a fun evening. room It was smaller (seats about 100) and with the tablecloths, candles and flowers it was a very warm and friendly atmosphere! barThere was a very nice Buffet and a Cash Bar. We had several raffles (always popular) even a 50/50...cash draws them in every time!

 

  Terre Brownell of Arrow Auctions was our Auctioneer. Terre Terregenerously donated his time last year too. The crowd absolutely loves him  his banter and  wit are completely entertaining and he can nudge an extra dollar out of the tightest of wallets!

 

  We table had lots of really fun items. The most popular were the Weekend Overnites at Various Hotels and Dining Certificates. There was a whole lot of intensevariety to choose from auction items Even tickets to the Boston Ballet and The Blue Man Group. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Signed Red Sox Baseball did very well but the best selling item of the evening was the Personal Chef, Dinner for 8, served in your own home. The dinner was donatedLogo by My Brother a Chef in Maine. The Servers will be the PIC Executive Director and Me (I'm the Board Chair). I was thrilled that it was the highest bid item........ This is the rowdy group that bought us!auction

 

 

SUL MARE

 

 

 

 

  There was one stipulation I must vehemently disagree with, they want us to dress as French Maids...    Problem??

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I AIN'T NO FRENCH MAID

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

 
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Comments (23)

Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Dan...that Aww come on seemed to be the mantra for the evening....no way!
Nov 18, 2007 02:10 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Hi Kathy...actually it was the idea of one of the couples who bought it (they chipped in) he is one of our Board members and thought it was hilarious!
Nov 18, 2007 02:12 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Joe...Nope I draw the line at short ruffled black dresses with seamed tights and plunging decolletage...but I am considering one of those t-shirts with a bikini body on it!
Nov 18, 2007 02:15 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Joan -- I am laughing -- good for you -- I think the t-shirt would be a hoot.  Maybe we should both come into the first PPC meeting with one of those t-shirts!  It sounds like the fund raising was a great success!
Nov 18, 2007 02:17 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Sally...yes it really did go very well...it was so much fun. Is there anyplace maids wear long black pants?

Nov 18, 2007 02:18 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Joan...maybe we should go to the retreat dressed like that! No....I guess not! I don't know about the money...but the event was successful!
Nov 18, 2007 02:21 PM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Joan-you cracked me up with the French Maid, no way!  I would have to pass as well.  The fact that this was charity related is wonderful.  It looks like you had the joy of a wonderful evening. 
Nov 18, 2007 03:19 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Good Morning Joan,
Congratulations on your successful fund raiser.  French maid?  Funny, no doubt a man had the idea for that!  I think your idea about the t-shirt is a winner, go for it.
Nov 18, 2007 11:34 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Joan, I'm glad the event went so well but think of the photo opportunities of dressing up as a French Maid and coming back to share all those pictures on AR :)!  You could be famous!!  Funny post and I'm sure dinner will be wonderful.
Nov 19, 2007 12:57 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Hi Julie...yes it really was a lot of fun. Thirty years and 60 lbs. ago I may have considered it!
Nov 19, 2007 01:05 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
You called it Cynthia...it was a man. The guy in the yellow sweater! A real jokester!
Nov 19, 2007 01:09 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Why Carole...I never knew you had such a dry sense of humor! Now if there was CASH involved!!!
Nov 19, 2007 01:11 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
Oh my gosh- YOU GET TO EAT THE LEFTOVERS!  I'd bring some plastic bags- that food is going to be amazing.  French maid?  GO FOR IT- could spice up the holidays at home, too.  LIVE A LITTLE (saysthepersonthatwouldn'tbecaughtdeadwiththatoutfiton)...
Nov 19, 2007 08:05 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Wow, Joan!  I'm off the board for a day or two and I return to learn you are entertaining a career change?  Are you sure a French maid is a step up?  LOL  But, in all fairness, the benefits might be a little better...  ;)

So glad to hear that your event went so well.  The participation and success are a true testament to the organizers and your cause.  Congratulations! 

Nov 19, 2007 10:57 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Laurie...no matter what we end up wearing I'll definately record the event! It is a really fun crowd...
Nov 19, 2007 12:46 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Hey Carol...You just have to watch me every minute! Any special plans for the holiday?
Nov 19, 2007 12:48 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Hey Joan -- I know it has been a slow year -- maybe we could raise some money if we wore the french maid costumes to the retreat and served everyone lunch  I am sure the tips would be GREAT~  LOL  -- I would love to see Jeff's reaction!  

Nov 19, 2007 03:58 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Joan...I'm sure it would get their attention! That's for sure!
Nov 20, 2007 08:09 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
LOL Joan! I don't blame you a bit! I bet your brother doesn't look good as one either ;)
Nov 20, 2007 11:06 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Lysa....now that's a thought. Actually he's in great shape and would probably look pretty good!!
Nov 20, 2007 12:51 PM