Saturday, August 30, 2014

Save the Date: International Babywearing Celebration and Membership Appreciation Picnic, October 11, 2014

International Babywearing Week is coming up soon!

We've got lots of fun events planned in our Facebook group but our big celebration will be a picnic and playdate event at Crump Park in Henrico County, on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 11am-1pm.

Come early, come late, come whenever your littles allow.  Big kids, spouses, and friends are welcome!  We have reserved picnic structure number 2 which is near the playground.  We will have some food courtesy of our fantastic sponsors but please feel free to bring a dish or snack to share (with ingredients clearly labeled since we have many food allergy families) or just your own picnic lunch to enjoy.

The highlight of our event will be the membership appreciation raffle!  We already have more than 30 great prizes donated by our members, friends of the group, and local businesses and there are more on the way.  Watch out for more information on the great prizes you can win over the next few weeks!

So, how do you get raffle tickets?  Lots of ways!

Members (all members, regardless of when you joined or renewed as long as your membership is current) get 30 tickets just for being members.

Everyone who comes to the party in person, adults, including spouses, also gets 5 tickets for coming to the party!  So members, if you attend the party in person you will get 35 tickets for free!

You can earn extra tickets by referring a friend who buys a membership (5 tickets), buying a gift membership (5 tickets, plus if your friend redeems it they get 30 tickets too!  Bring them to the party!), ordering a BWI of CVA t-shirt (5 tickets), or donating a carrier (or funds to purchase a carrier) to our carrier drive benefitting the Mama Bear Shop (5 tickets).

You can also obtain extra raffle tickets by making a donation to BWI of Central Virginia (1 ticket per $1 donation, or 30 tickets per carrier donated to the lending library).

You don't need to be present to win (although prizes do need to be picked up at a meeting or from a leader) but we hope you will join us!

We look forward to celebrating International Babywearing Week with our friends and family.  Thank you to all of our members and participants for all of your support over the past year!

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