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Hello Everyone! We would like to start a Basket Project for our, “Meet and Greet” to benefit Sarge and his wife, who put on these Meet & Greets weekly as long as there is a PIR. Sarge and his wife purchase/make this food for you. His wife bakes brownies every week, it is a free meal; they pay for this out of their own pocket. This is just an idea to help supplement their out of pocket cost in which he puts right back into the next weeks PIR.
What is involved is that you simply volunteer to put together baskets or tote bags with items from their state, or bath items or any other goodie items. All these are brought in and placed on a table at the Meet & Greet with a container in front of each to collect the raffle ticket of the people who want to win it. The 2 part raffle tickets are sold. Attendees have an opportunity to place tickets in the container of their choice. Then drawings are made for the winner. I hear it is great fun!! Participation is strictly voluntary on your part! The total of the items in each basket should be like $25 - $35. You can pack the separate elements in their luggage, then look for a basket or container in Great Lakes, if you want. There is a Super Walmart right smack in the middle of the hotels in Waukegan/Gurnee (Springhill Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard Marriot, Residence Inn). Or the completed basket can be one of their 2 carry-ons. Remember, your purse counts as a carry-on. This info is just what I have gleaned from other groups who have done it.
Let me know if you wish to participate :).

I will be doing one for Florida :)

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Thank you for getting this started.  It's going to be alot of fun!!  :D

Hey no problem :) I think it's gonna be slot of fun as well =)
Lainey, see my post on the main board for another idea. I can help with this idea. I can help putting together Ohio basket. I know for one mom from Ohio, LisaRSB. Let me know anyone else who is from Ohio and like to help out. Go Buckeyes!!!
I can get raffle tickets donated for our cause. I know a member for a local VFW and I can him if they like to donate a roll for us. I will see him at work today.
Stupid auto correct on my tablet. I meant..AT a local VFW chapter.
So Ladies .... I'm from Pennsylvania. When you say about putting together a state basket, do you just mean a basket of anything donated from that state or the items in the basket should be somehow related to Pennsylvania?
My husband loves the idea of the 50-50.
I guess you can do the basket in any kind of theme. And the raffle ticket is a great idea!! So exciting!!!
Thank you.

We haven't flown in years, but my husband mentioned that the airlines limit or use to limit the amounts of liquids you can take (shampoo, etc). Anyone know if that is the case? It could reflect what is put in the baskets.
The thought limited liquids are for the carry ons only?
I found my answer. It is limited liquids in the carry ons but not limited in the checked baggage.

Here an article for USA News about the rules.
Awesome. Thank you!


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