Our guest speaker, Bradley Justice Yarbrough, told the engaging story of John W. “Jack” Ryan who was instrumental in creating the Barbie line along with Ruth Handler! The talk was riveting, and Bradley did a fantastic job of delivering this history. He was also kind enough to hold a Mattel themed identification and valuation clinic for us at the end of his program.
A huge shout out to our favor team who put together the Barbie "LBD" outfit modeled above. This dynamic duo put together 75 of these breathtaking take-aways. Thank you, thank you!
A big round of applause to another devoted team member who created the incredibly eye-catching and visually stunning Barbie-profile lava lamp centerpieces. And to the remarkable seamstress who surprised all of us with homemade cloth flower corsage buttons as a "bonus" event souvenir.
And to everyone who did the real event day legwork, ranging from event check in, auction management and payout, table and venue logistics, and hospitality, it is our efforts together, and the synergies that we create as a club, that makes us shine so brightly.
Dolly kisses and Teddy hugs to our guest, attendees, helpers, and leaders involved in this annual celebration.