Framed print of sunrise over Niagara Falls, from Somewhere In Niagara.

Penny Sale

Being an Optimist is a commitment both personal and civic. I commit to staying as positive as I can in this increasingly crazy world, and joined the Port Colborne Optimist Club to make a difference within my community. To that end, I donated a framed print from my Somewhere In Niagara collection to the penny sale for the Optimist Club Christmas Bazaar last year. It was well received, so I will do it again this year.

The image was this beautiful sunrise at the majestic Niagara Falls. Choosing an image is always a challenge. It could be won by a teen, or a young mother, or an old man. No way to predict the winner. I want to choose a subject that everybody with a wall wants to see it on. Universal appeal is a hard target.

November 18th will see the Optimist team in full stride, as they bring vendors from across the region, run both a penny sale and a bake sale, and also staff the kitchen to keep the expected throngs of visitors fed and watered. I shall be in attendance, helping set up and tear down tables. Taking photographs for the web site. Gophering. The other members do all the real work. I just wave a camera. I iz smart.

For more details on the event, here’s a post I wrote on the Optimist Club web site. You can also see the event on the Club’s Facebook page. We look forward to seeing the hall full of happy people again. The event happens two weeks from today. Everything is ready to roll. I just need to print and frame an image.

Question is, which one?

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