A “Girl” from the past, and her simple request.

To those of you who know me now, I have happily settled into another version of “Girl Friday” at Cannon Wealth Management Services. This has been my home for over four years now, and I love it here. I get to do what I love to do, take care of people. I get to write my blogs, arrange special events, “Mother” my advisors and love on our clients. I get to do all the things I love to do, but still…it isn’t the High Point International Furniture Market for sure!

Santa GirlI’m referring to my wonderful past life of being a “Santa Girl” working with my mother and sister hand creating beautiful custom Santa’s for the High Point Market. We were very lucky to meet so many people and were blessed to befriend Kay Lambeth and Carol Jollay in the very beginning, and fortunate that they helped us get started. In the next coming years we meet several amazing women like Rhonda Jackson and Lauren Estep and her beautiful mother Judy Dayvault while we had our business. It was an experience I will never forget.

I also worked with my beautiful friend Ruth Olbrych and helped her out as “Zaar Girl Friday” at her amazing Zaar Design Center along with my side kick daughter Ansley as a child. It was a beautiful way to raise my daughter until Pre-school. It was also an amazing way to set an example that she still remembers.  Surrounded by beautiful and powerful women at work, together…supporting each other. In the midst of it all, I got to hang out with the powerful forces of Withit! I loved High Point and the Market! I miss the energy at times, the build up and excitement…it holds a special place in my heart, as do all of my memories. It seems at times to be a lifetime ago, like a glorious dream.

I am reaching out to my High Point friends in the hopes that some of you remember me, and those of you that do, know how I feel about volunteering and being a force for good. I wanted to reach out to you and tell you I am a part of the efforts to raise money for a wonderful placeMen who Cook here in Winston-Salem, NC, The SECU Family House. If you ever attended any Ruth’s market parties I catered, you know I LOVE to cook, and this “Men Who Cook” event allows me to cook with my husband Eric.

The SECU Family House provides a warm, safe, and community environment for families to stay in for extended times when they have loved ones in our two incredible hospitals. Many times these stays are unexpected due to unforeseen accidents, or the patient lives outside of the surrounding area and needs medical treatment. Staying at the Family House enables them to get the care they need without worry of distance.

Eric and I are trying to raise $1000 in tips before the event on Saturday. We are over halfway there! I truly hope that you will consider looking into this beautiful cause, and feel like “tipping” Eric and I to help the Family House reach their goal.

I know we have companies much larger then we are that will dominate the leaderboard, and win the trophy, but I have hopes that my friendships in High Point will help us have a good showing! Besides, if we can help support this great cause, it is so worth it in the end. You never know when someone you know and love might need shelter from their own storms.

Thank you High Point, I miss you!!

Always and forever, your “Santa Girl”: Men Who Cook Event!