....that before The Farm Chicks Show became The Farm Chicks Show....
I had tried for years to convince a local organization that I should organize a similar event annually, to benefit a charitable cause. I eventually stopped trying to convince the organization it was a good idea and decided to hold a sale on my own. I asked my friend Teri to join me in my dream of a little sale.
The sale was originally supposed to be held in this barn, owned by friends of mine:
When my friends grew concerned that the barn wouldn't be big enough for the possible crowds, another friend, who I volunteered with at my children's school, offered her barn as a substitute.
We named it The Spirit of the Farm Sale and hand-lettered homemade advertising signs in my living room:
My sister drew our first sale flyer:
I met a reporter for our local newspaper at a committee meeting for our schoolboard. I told her about our planned upcoming sale and she wrote a wonderful article:
The article attracted hundreds of shoppers:
After the second sale, we decided to change the name of the event into what we had called ourselves from the beginning: The Farm Chicks. And the show was officially born.
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