And it all ends with a smile.
But, it began with fifteen baskets filled with goodies at Paragon’s Zone 15 Meeting & Quarter Auction. Curious what makes a basket bring smile? Maybe a child’s Easter basket with a giant stuffed animal pig, an Easter selfies kit that's #unforgettable, Peeps, bubbles and assorted candy; or a Jewels & Drinks basket…a Sterling Silver 18” necklace, Godiva and Ghirardelli chocolates, and a bottle of wine would bring a smile to your face.
Every year we enjoy our Quarter Auction event where we throw our lucky charms into the Leprechaun’s hat. This year’s event will be Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:00pm at the Fairfield Optimist Clubhouse. The evening starts with a zone meeting, followed by an Irish dinner (Irish Stew and Shepherd Pie), and then the fun begins…the quarter auction! The money raised goes to a different local charity each year this year’s charity, New Life Mission in Hamilton, OH.
The parade of baskets begins, paddles are raised into the air, a lot of hopes for the luck of the Irish, and everyone can’t help but smile and laugh in enjoyment. Baskets all range from 1-8 quarters. With every smile our pot of gold grows and so does the contribution to our community! This gift just might put a smile on their face, and when they smile, we smile.
And there it is, a basket can help a child or family in need…..which brings a smile :)
Images from last year's Paragon Optimist hosted Zone 15 meeting & quarter auction