The first annual Ellie’s Day was held at Inkwood Iron and Gifts on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Ellie has been at the Boise hospital for more than two weeks. She has been very ill and of course the expenses have been growing every day. So we at Inkwood decided to have a day just for Ellie. We invited everyone we saw, and all our friends on facebook, and we hung flyers around town. All profits on this day will go to Ellie and her husband.
Ellie’s Day at Inkwood Iron & Gifts went great! We had such a great turnout. So many of Ellie’s family and friends showed up to help support her, it was just amazing.
Debi and I were busy all day long. People came in and visited, and we talked about how Ellie was doing. The atmosphere was very uplifting and I hope that Ellie was able to feel the positive energy heading her way from Elgin to Boise.
We had a scrapbook on the table and everyone was able to sign it and leave their well wishes in it. It was an amazing day. When all was said and done, all of Ellie’s friends and family bought enough items in the store that they raised $442 for Ellie in six short hours.
More of Ellie’s friends have been organizing a steak feed and auction, which will be held at the Elgin Stampede Grounds on February 26, 2011. Auction items can be dropped off at Inkwood Iron & Gifts.
Elgin, Oregon is a great place to live. The people are warm, caring, and some of the greatest people I know call this place home.
Inkwood Iron & Gifts is located at 825 Division Street in Elgin, Oregon.