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SillyFace Fundraiser 2014 2017-03-29T21:34:13+00:00

In 2014, I pledged $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every silly face I captured in group photos. I got 1,103 silly faces and gave $1,203 to RMHC. I love these 19 photos :)~

IAFE SillyFace Collage

#19 Silly Face Photo/Collage of 2014 with 29 Silly Faces during the IAFE Trade Show at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas.  I asked Fairs to stop at my booth and make a silly face with there attendees.  29 Silly Faces = $29 donation to RMHC.

NC State Fair SillyFace

#18 Silly Face Photo at the NC State Fair Raleigh, NC. Winner for the year with 130 Silly Faces. An hour before photo, a lady gave me a bag with 58 Ronald McDonald  handheld smiles and said: “you’ll know who this is from”. I handed the smiles out for the photo and counted each as a silly face. 130 Silly Faces + 58 Ronald McDonald Smiles = $188 donation to RMHC.

Dixie Classic SillyFace

#17 Silly Face Photo at the Dixie Classic Fair, Winston-Salem, NC was number two for the year.  101 Silly Faces x $1 = $101 donation to RMHC.

Pitt County Fair SillyFace

#16 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair, Greenville, NC.  59 Silly Faces x $1 = $59 donation to RMHC.

Lee Regional Fair SillyFace

#15 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Lee Regional Fair, Sanford Lions Club, NC.  32 Silly Faces x $1 = $32 donation to RMHC.

Greene-Dreher-Sterling SillyFace

#14 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair, Newfoundland, PA.  58 Silly Faces x $1 = $58 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Fremont County Fair & Rodeo SillyFace

#12 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Fremont County Fair and Rodeo, Riverton, WY.  37 Silly Faces x $1 = $37 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Gage County Fair SillyFace

#11 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Gage County Fair, Beatrice, NE. Silly Faces x $1 = $47 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Great Jones Fair Silly Face

#10 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Great Jones County Fair, Monticello, Iowa. 73 Silly Faces takes 2nd place for the year.  73 Silly Faces x $1 = $73 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Jay County Fair Sillyface

#9 Silly Face Photo of 2014  at Jay County Fair, Portland, IN was a temporary record for 2014 at 100 Silly Faces. Total is 100 Silly Faces x $2 = $200 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Wayne Co 4H Fair SillyFace

#8 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at the Wayne County 4H Fair in Richmond, Indiana. Photo by Sandy House, fair manager. This tied NC State Fair as the highest silly face count to date at 62. It is the highest donation amount of 2014 so far, I doubled my dollar daring audience. Total is  62 Silly Faces x $2= $124 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Danbury Fair Sillyface

#7 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken at Danbury Fair, Danbury, CT. Total is  18 Silly Faces x $2= $36 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Lake Co Fair SillyFace

#6 Silly Face Photo at the Lake County Fair 2014. Thanks to Marks Concessions for sending out Silly Face Sirloin Tip staff for photo. I decided to double my dollar on this one, the total is…  28 Silly Faces + 1 Silly Faced Unicorn = 29 X $2 = $58 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

SW FL & Lee County Fair Sillyface

#5 Silly Face Photo at the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair 2014. I missed opportunity for a silly face photo at the Pasco County Fair last week, so I’m doubling this one to $2 per silly face. 24 Silly Faces = $48 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

FL Key Lime Pie Festival Silly Face

#3 Silly Face Photo of 2014 at the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival. $26 Silly Faces + $2 in cash = $28 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Thanks to Bjarne Kjaer for taking the photo. Note, I’m waiting on a copy of #2 taken at the INAF Convention.

INAF Convention SillyFace

#2 Silly Face Photo of 2014  taken during my showcase at the Indiana Association of Fairs Convention at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Thanks to Candi McKinnies-Shreve taking for photo. This was the hardest one to count so far as a lot of people ended up behind some else. Total is  46 Silly Faces = $46 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Why did I do this?

In 2012, I was trying to capture fun crowd photos of my show for promo purposes. People can look blank watching a show, so I asked crowds to put hands up for a photo. At the 2012 NC State Fair, a lady held up her baby (photo to right). That inspired me.

In 2013, I challenged my audiences into more silliness for photos which turned into “silly face photos” because it was the easiest thing to dare the most people into.

At the end of 2013, for no reason other than fun, I got a 62 silly face photo (photo to left) at the NC State Fair with help from Wacky Wheeler, Steve Trash, Fair Staff and vendors.

I chose RMHC  because my son had open heart surgery a few years ago. The hearts which hugged us while staying at a Ronald McDonald House astounded me.

The best part (photo to the right) is the most awesome thank you package I’ve ever received!