As April approaches, this young man's heart turns to thoughts of the Annual Bryn Mawr Small Engine Repair Day. Photos from last year's event are available at http://www.jhooker.com/smallengines/2003/
This year, the Board of Director of the Bryn Mawr Small Engine Society voted in secret ballot to make it a fund-raiser for One Great Hour of Sharing, and it was UNANIMOUS! One to nothing!
The tune-ups are offered on Lisa Bullard's Wall-o-Bids for the One Great Hour of Sharing Silent Auction, but I wanted to make a separate pitch as well. First, I encourage you all to come on by on Saturday, April 24th, starting at 9:00AM. Stay as long as you like, eat the fine cuisine grilling in the backyard, and we'll all raise a lot of dough for One Great Hour of Sharing together. Besides, it's cheaper if you bring your own machine and stay!
Secondly, talk your neighbors into forking up some cash, and we'll tune up their machines, or better yet, talk them into coming and playing with the engines with us! The more the merrier. No advance notice necessary.
The details are all below - hope to see you or your small engines there!
One Great Hour of Sharing announces new partnership with the 2nd Annual Bryn Mawr Small-Engine Repair Day.
On Saturday, April 24th, the dedicated crew of the Bryn Mawr Small-Engine Repair Day, will combine their considerable skill and knowledge to a new fundraising effort for One Great Hour of Sharing.
They offer a smorgasbord of services:
1) Get your Lawn Mower in tune
Imagine your lawn mower, chain saw, or weed-whip - sad really, isn't it. Now imagine it with a cleaned engine, new spark plug, oil change, fresh gas, and ready for the season - Much Better!
2) Put your Snow Blower away for the summer
Your daily companion last December, your snow-blower, is tired and aching for a long summer's nap - but the oil is like sludge, the gas is getting gummy, and the sparkplug looks like a charcoal briquette. Get it ready for bed, and for a quick start next season, by treating it right this spring.
Suggested bids $30 - A wonderful crew of folks will pick-up, tune-up, and drop-off your machine. $10 each additional machine.
or $20 – Bring your machines and spend a couple hours as part of the wonderful crew! Eat crew food! Use crew tools and supplies! Reap the benefits of collective expertise and wise-cracking opinions!
In a seemingly unrelated offer, you can also:
3) Have sharp knives in your kitchen again!
Remember the last time you tried to cut a carrot and almost chopped your finger off? Or sliced a tomato and ended up with what looked like tomato soup? All due to Dull Knives! Let us while away our time between tuning engines by sharpening up those old blades for you!
Suggested bid $2 - for each straight bladed knife in your kitchen
4) How about garden tools?
Are your spades and hoes all rusted and sad looking? Let us roughly scrub the rust, brightly hone the edge, and lovingly apply linseed oil.
Suggested bid $5 - for each tool in need of a face-lift