Summer Edition, What's been, What's Coming and Silliness
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Hello Gigglebugs,

Laugh a little, Play a little, Do a little dance!
(If your looking at this on your phone, make sure you go all the way to the end or you'll miss some funnies!)

Here's shot of the 1st prize winner in the Take Your Nose to Work Week Photo Contest. the caption is:
"A Clown Born Everyday"
Pretty Darn Cute Huh?
We had a really fun thing happen during the week. A Masked Marauder of Merriment appeared. Someone named Mr. Anderson purchased a whole bunch of noses and handed them out around Springfield. It was kind of a Secret Santa thing.
He had us deliver noses to Boys and Girls Town, The Boys and Girls Clubs, NAMI, Carol Jones Recovery Center, The Missouri Hotel, a Nursing Home, a Bar, a Sorority, and O'Reillys Auto Parts corporate office and SRC Remanufacturing. It was a very cool, fun thing to be a part of. He really spread a whole lot of Joy all over town!
Thank You Mr. Anderson,
whoever you are!
It was a great event. Giggleboxes raised over $3000 toward the toys and stuff to go in the Giggleboxes we are donating to our kids with cancer.

Our next event this Spring was the June Bug Jamboree. That was the 20th annual VW show and sale in the Ozarks. They had picked us as their charity of choice and total proceeds were $750 to Giggleboxes! Yeah! They even passed out the Gigglebox Choice award which we got to vote on. Our winner was a 1959 VW Bug, white convertible with a black top. Simply beautiful, but it was a really difficult decision!

A special Thanks to Hood's Restaurant and Truck Stop for all they did that week too!

The next stop for "Giggles", the bus is the 46th Annual Ozarks Antique Auto Club's Auction and Swap Meet  on August 16,17,and 18th. They're expecting 50,000 people from 23 states, so this will be our biggest event so far. The clowns are ready, face painters limbering up and I'm taking a vacation for 2 weeks in Michigan just prior. I'll make sure and let you all know how it goes when we recover! From the event, that is, not the vacation!

In our last newsletter to you in the Spring, we made a major Goof! When I was telling you about our awesome Nose Poser's I must have had a brain F*RT big time. Our dear friend Obi Simpson, an awesome guy and friend to Giggleboxes deserves an apology. I put his competitors studio name and web site in the newsletter, instead of his!!! Holy Cr*p!!! I apologize Obi and I hope this makes up for it in some small way.
Here's the place to go to come out looking like Fred Astaire and have fun in the process. A great way to meet fun people and get some exercise without even feeling like it!

"Take the Lead is a goal-oriented dance studio which  uses a musical/movement approach, focused on teaching life skills in the areas of relationships, physical fitness, stress relief, confidence, and fun. Our goal is to see each student acquire skills which will extend far beyond the dance floor, improving their very quality of life.

Take The Lead offers dance instruction in a fun, low-stress environment and can make learning to dance fun for everyone!

Our social dance lessons include Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country, and Wedding Choreography. Additionally, our adult fitness classes consist of Hip Hop, Zumba, and Ballet classes."

Phone: 417-234-7511

Please go see Obi and start swinging! Thanks.

Random Silliness

There's been a lot of the behind the scenes stuff going on, like applying for two grants, getting started with a new Quick books program, moving noses around the state, working on the CD and editing our movie, and a couple of board meetings. All necessary, and exhilarating on this end but fairly boring to report on. so I won't bore you with the details. Of course you can always contact me if you really want to know and I'll be thrilled to share.

More Random Silliness!
There are so many folks to thank and Giggleboxes is so grateful to all of you for your support.

We have some other really awesome things in the works, but you'll just have to wait to find out!

I will give you a hint though........

What is our biggest milestone?
The one you've all been patiently waiting to hear???

That's right! It's coming this fall! WAHOO!!

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, especially for Pet owners!
Remember, unless we love ourselves, we have nothing to give to another. Appreciation of what is, is the key. You can do it!
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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