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Spark Rally! with Pics!!

Monday, May 06, 2013

This past Saturday was our Missourians Team Spring Rally.

A special thanks to our planning committee:
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These ladies are the reason, the push, the driving force on the Make It Happen program. A HUGE Thanks to them for making this rally a reality! emoticon

We heard back from many people who were unable to attend due to previous commitments. Kudos to all of you who were able to get out and enjoy your weekend, enjoying life. Whether at another 5K, graduations - whatever it may have been - though we missed you, we were glad that you were making the most of the weekend!

We had 4 in attendance, with another SP hopeful joining us at the 5K. Our rally kicked off with a Cinco De Mayo 5K, with proceeds benefiting the Council for Drug Free Youth. The event raised $25,000 towards the cause. emoticon





It was a bit chilly initially, so we bundled up (too much even! ha) and off we went!



We did stay dry during our 5K. Everyone finished in under an hour! Okay, I was hoping at least to finish in under an hour, which I did. Everyone else was waaaaaaaaaaay under an hour haha! Our very own Oakborn even took a medal in her class!!



You can read more of their accounts of the event on their blogs.
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After the 5K, we regrouped at my home outside of California, for a potluck and socialization. We shared our stories, our journey, our hopes, our goals - it was very inspirational and I admire & learned a lot from each of these ladies. We also shared some great food and exchanged recipes.



For those who were able to stay longer, we enjoyed a little horseback ride around the pond.




A couple were able to spend the entire weekend and that was Awesome! I enjoyed having everyone - for as little or as long as they could stay. I loved the fellowship and camaraderie that we all shared. I am looking forward to many more Spark Rallies and Get-togethers, whether Organized or completely disorganized ... it's all good!! emoticon

For more photos, you can visit here:
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"Life's a Garden, Dig It!"
"Everything's gonna happen for me, just so long as I never have no in my heart."
"You gotta keep on keepin' on."
"Things are gonna happen for me, I'm Joe Dirt!"

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WARRIORFIT1 5/15/2013 10:45PM

    Always great to see that sparkfriends are real people! :) emoticon for sharing!

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SHEENADEE 5/13/2013 10:11AM

    Always nice to see some Spark friends in the real world.

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SHANSHE 5/9/2013 3:18PM

    How awesome! It sounds like GREAT fun!
Hugs,
Shan

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LILREDDONNA 5/9/2013 12:43PM

    Looks like you all had a great time! :)

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DEEEBEE 5/8/2013 12:52AM

    I think there will be many more Sparkers at the next rally.

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MARLINDA5 5/7/2013 10:28PM

    emoticon How nice it must have been to get together with everyone and do the 5K.

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    That looks like an amazing rally and get together at
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BECCAZEN7 5/7/2013 12:26AM

    Melinda! Thanks for being such a great host. You are such an inspiration to me. I had a great time and look forward to seeing you again. Give my regards to Mikey and your DH. emoticon
Becca

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PJBONARRIGO 5/6/2013 11:18PM

    What a great weekend! Completely awesome :-) emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/6/2013 10:05PM

    What a delight to meet Spark friends and share a 5K Rally together. You have the gift of hospitality in offering your home. How incredibly generous you were in sharing your love for horseback riding with others. What beautiful SparkPeople . . . those unable to attend are probably experiencing some added regrets with these blogs. Love all the great photos!

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/6/2013 10:01PM

    Fun fun fun! I always enjoy meeting spark people!

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TREYONE 5/6/2013 9:51PM

  What a great event and sounds like you had a great time!!!

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NORWOODGIRL 5/6/2013 9:35PM

    Great description of the event. Love the pictures!

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UNIQUEYGIRL 5/6/2013 7:31PM

    Sounds like a ton of fun! I had some little ones over riding our pony and my Paint as well this weekend.....

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MARILYNROBERT 5/6/2013 7:12PM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/6/2013 5:58PM

    That looks like so much fun!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/6/2013 5:47PM

    Wow!! You Show Me Sparkers sure know how to show the rest of us how to have a spark rally!! Loved the pictures!!

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JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2013 5:29PM

    Sounds like great fun.

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68ANNE 5/6/2013 4:52PM

    Oh that is awesome. Such a great weekend. Everyone is soo happy!

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CHANGING4ME49 5/6/2013 3:50PM

    Looks like everyone had a great weekend. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/6/2013 3:17PM

    Looks like a fun weekend!

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MYRTROSE 5/6/2013 2:51PM

    How cool of you to host! Looks like you had a great time!

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    Looks like every one had fun . emoticon

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    so much fun ... thanks for sharing. Roc
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BIGPAWSUP 5/6/2013 1:30PM

    AWESOME!!

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CRITCHFIELD1 5/6/2013 1:29PM

    Looks like you had a beautiful time and truly enjoyed your time together! Love that pond/lake with the horse!
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LYNCHD05 5/6/2013 1:27PM

    Sounds like fun!

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AVANELL 5/6/2013 1:08PM

    My grandparents lived in California, Missouri and I still have an aunt and a cousin who live there. I enjoyed reading your blog! Your mentioning of certain places brings back fond memories of my growing up years!

God bless!

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123ELAINE456 5/6/2013 12:51PM

  Sounds like Everyone had a very good time. I Like the pictures too. WTG!!! God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    emoticon emoticon Great that you got together with some emoticon s!!

That sounds like such a blast! Thank you for sharing with us! Would love to attend an event like that!

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OAKBORN 5/6/2013 12:12PM

    Melinda, Thanks so much for hosting! It was a great time!
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PATTISTAMPS 5/6/2013 12:05PM

    Wow! That was SO cool! Good for you for organizing & hosting!

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    It looked awesome! Liked all the pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 5/6/2013 11:46AM

    Great report on a remarkable event! Good for Missourian Sparkers!! (I'm a Mizzou grad myself!) -Marsha

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