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Hello, Gigglebugs!

Laugh a little, Play a little, Do a little dance!

Well gang, It's that time of year again. World Laughter Week is quickly approaching, May 5-11. Celebrate with Springfield, MO and get yourself a clown nose and wear it off and on during work. Buy some for your co-workers, family, friends, students, etc. and have some fun being just a little bit silly for a change!
Remember to enter our on-line photo contest for prizes too!

You can order them from us and we have quantity pricing available, or just pick some up at your local party store. The point is to lighten up and spread some joy across the planet!

Oh, and of course it is our major fundraiser for the year. Just give us a call 417-368-3259 or email and we'll get your order in the mail pronto by priority mail. You can send us a check or donate on-line through the link in this email or on our web site

A Special Thanks to our Beloved Nose Posers this year, From top to bottom and left to right, Chris Lawson at Friendly Ford, Jessica Hart at Springfield Rehab, Mark McFatridge at Metropolitan National Bank, Scott Hutson at Media Com, Diane Elizabeth Osis at Springfield Business Journal, Tyson Farley at ADT Security, Ashley and Chester the therapy dog, and Obi Simpson at Take the Lead Dance Studio. We are so grateful you are such good sports.
And a shout goes out to LaMar Advertising for generously donating our billboards again and to the M.O.B. for your fantastic support.
This Years Nose Purchase locations in Springfield are all 3 Mama Jean's Markets,   Mercy Hospital Gift Shop,    Newks Cafe,   Wickman's Gardens, Jump Mania,    UPS Store on S. National,     Hood's Truck Stop and Restaurant,    Jelly Beans and Staxx

Newks Express Cafe is sponsoring our Take Your Nose to Work Week Kick-Off party on Saturday, May 4th, from 3 to 5pm. Please come on by and enjoy the musical stylings of Seth Pruett,
the talented face-painting of
Karen Lowry,

The balloon artistry of Garland Owens and have your family photo professionally taken with your clown noses on by Dee Albers Photography.

Not to mention the awesome food at Newks and the fact they are donating 10% of all the proceeds to Giggleboxes!
April 4th was a HUGE RED LETTER DAY for Giggleboxes! We received delivery of our first 1000 Giggleboxes.
Here's a couple of shots of the big moment. Thanks to Brad Weber of Marlin House Publishing, De DeArmon from Unity of Springfield and Rob Clements from SOMO Containers and University Heights Baptist Church for the storage.

April 4th held another MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT for us! We finally mailed in our application to the US Treasurey for our own tax-deductible status. Now we wait to hear if it was all filled in to their specs! Cross your fingers!
There are some other awesome things in the works, but you'll just have to wait and find out what great stuff is to come!
In the mean time, know you are loved and appreciated and thanks for your continuing support. Here's a fun video I found the other day! Remember to "Like our Facebook page if you want to get your Daily Giggle! (well, almost daily!)
Remember, unless we love ourselves, we have nothing to give to another.
Be Gentle on yourself and Enjoy.
Love and Hugs,

Susan J. Dempsey
Head Gigglebug

P.S.Special Thanks to Project XXI for handling our web site and  to Brad Weber and Libby Weber at Marlin House Publishing for their help in producing this newsletter!

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  • Kick-Off Party for Take Your Nose to Work Week, May 4th, 3-5pm Newks Cafe
  • Take Your Nose to Work Week, May 5-11, 2013

  • June Bug Jamboree
    VW Car Show
    June 6-7, 2013

  • Your Birthday Party or Event.  Face Painters, Clowns and Fun Delivered to Your Door


(You can donate items or money to buy them!)
  • A Bigger Office
  • New Desktop Computer
  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Treasurer for the Board of Directors
  • 1000 Small Happy Pills
  • 1000 Boxes of markers/crayons
  • 1000 Whoopee cushions
  • 2000 Wind-up toys
  • Make-over for the Inside of Giggle Bus



The Giggle



  • Mercy Hospital
  • Kum & Go Stores
  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Project XXI

BELLY LAUGHERS ($1000-2499)

CHUCKLERS ($250-999)
  • Mercy Auxiliary Gift Shop
  • Jumpmania
  • Wickman's Gardens
  • Mama Jeans Markets
  • KTTS
  • BOB-FM
  • KOZL
  • KOLR
  • McSalty's Pizza on Sunshine
  • Hiland Dairy
  • Jackson Brothers Catering
  • Aleshire Robb PC
  • Skinny Improv Theater
  • Tag Magazine

GIGGLERS ($100-249)

  • Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Foundation
  • Tom Kelley's 1st Choice Auto
  • Suzette Clayton
  • Carla Bass
  • Red Kite Marketing
  • Guen Page Photography
  • Silver Gypsy
  • David Zuhlke
  • Martin Stein
  • Cheryl Sallwasser
  • Carrie Jouflas
  • John Eichenlaub
  • Sunlight Window Well Systems, LLC
  • Mary & Dwane Koppler
  • Bush, Ramlow & Shore PC
  • Liberty Press
  • Carol Jones Realty
  • Anne Magoun
  • Carol & Michael Jehle
  • Michael Childress
  • Bob Heiffner
  • Teresa Kysor
  • Irish Festival Assoc.
  • Robert Gray
  • Chris James
  • Anonymous
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