Category : Charity

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to get famous without even trying

Doug and I were asked by our good friend and customer Susan Violette about assisting with a charity she supports, United Family Services’ Lake Norman office. United Family Services (UFS) offers counseling to those facing financial or emotional crises, and to those seeking to heal from the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child sexual abuse. Last year with community support, UFS supported 1,400 Lake Norman residents as they found hope in the face of crisis.

Susan had volunteered to help with marketing for the UFS’s second annual Cruise for Change, a fundraiser dinner cruise and silent auction.  Helping out on the night of the cruise would be Sheri Lynch of The LINK 107.9’s famous Bob & Sheri Show.

Our contribution to the silent auction was our lighthouse that used to accompany us at every trade show. We have since changed our layout so wanted our former icon to be used for a good cause. We were pleased and delighted when Sheri Lynch placed the winning bid.  On the night of the cruise she told Susan that her radio co-host Bob Lacey loves lighthouses, so she planned to present it as a surprise gift to him.


Here’s where the “getting famous” part came in. Before we knew it, we were being videotaped delivering the lighthouse to the Lacey home (those pesky paparazzi!). Our film star debut was brief and gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “15 minutes of fame” but we enjoyed the experience nonetheless. We thought you might like to be among the first to see the video before it comes out on Netflix, LOL.

No word yet on how Mrs. Lacey plans to decorate the lighthouse for Christmas but we will keep you posted if we hear anything.