Allison Kirk

First the Worst, Second the Best

April 21, 2017

Well, the 2017 Jail N Bail for Community Recovery Resources, Freed, and Hospice of the Foothills has come to an end. For those of you new to this event…every year a group of people come together as bailee’s to raise a minimum of $1,000 each for one of these organizations. Yesterday, we set up a jail site here at KNCO and Star 94 FM with Tom Fitzsimmons as our strict warden. Together we contacted everyone we could think of to “make bail”. A good friend of mine, Adam Weiss from Weiss Landscaping, was a fellow bailee raising money for CoRR. Unbeknownst to me, Adam had a personal goal of knocking me out of my first place fundraiser status that I have held for many years. After careful research, I discovered that Adam had even contacted my past donors asking them to donate to him instead of me. At the end of our allotted time…my former friend Adam Weiss had taken my top fundraiser status.

This was quite the blow for my fundraising ego. Everyone who knows me knows that nothing holds me back from asking for money for charities in need. Many of you see me coming and just hand me your wallets. Now I appreciate this and hope I can still receive this same response. I always knew someone would come along and give me a run for my fundraising money…I just never knew it would the sweet, kind, quiet…Adam Weiss! He came out of left field and I’m slightly impressed.

At the end of the day, all was done with love and fun for these wonderful organizations that do so much for our community. And for those of you who are used to saying “Oh no…here comes Allison Kirk she’s going to ask for money”, you had better change that to “Oh no…here comes Allison Kirk and Adam Weiss they are going to ask for money”! And Adam just remember… first has always been the worst and second has always been the best.

A very grateful thank you to my wonderful list of donors…

Economy Pest Control, David Jones, Dick Law from Paul Law Property Management, Allen & Sabine Ostrofe from Ostrofe Finacial, Buckley & Laura Armacher¬†from Budget Blinds, Maudie Walker, Barbara Bashall, Eric Sams from Sam’s Investment Strategies, Kyle Smith from New York Life, Pat Tillisch, Shirley & Nor Souza, Jeff & Paula Hunter, Mike Heauser from Plaza Tire, Joe Hevia, Gordon & Lindy Beatie, Carolyn Inglis, Sue London, Lew & Ramone Stark, Lorraine Jewitt, Rita Stevens, Kellen & Emily Fisher, and Nancy Beagle.

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