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Monday, July 25, 2011

National Hot Dog Day - Big Success

Despite it being about 200 degrees in the shade outside of Silicon on Saturday tons of people braved the heat either for Scott's gourmet hot dogs or to drop off clothes and sample Rick's rather less special dog's.

Some guests were lucky enough to sample our unique Margaritas using fresh watermelon juice (made by our own Katie Tackman) skillfully blended with limes and 1800 Tequila. As you can see from the picture about we managed to collect a ton of stuff for Cradles to Crayons and many very generous cash donations. Among the donations were a box of new shoes, books, toys, and new and used clothes (some of which came in bags from other old city establishments.

Hawk Krall also sold a lot of hot dogs prints.

Thanks to help of Louis Zimmer, a Cradles to Crayons volunteer, we managed to get a bunch of press with articles appearing in  City Paper, Metro, Weekly Press and nine other places.

The tank of helium was a big hit with a kids that came in (some adults also had too much fun).

There is still time to donate, just visit Cradles to Crayons or drop off during normal hours at Silicon.

Thanks again to all those who took part and donated.

Posted by Rick

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