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Scentsy Event Benefits Refugee Community

Scentsy, locally headquartered in Meridian, is joining with local refugee agencies to host a special fund raising event. The public is invited to the Scentsy headquarters at 2701 E. Pine Avenue, Meridian on Saturday, August 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Organizations such as Artisans4Hope and Create Common Good will offer their arts, crafts and services for sale. Food and locally grown produce will also be available. The goal is to raise $100,000 to benefit local agencies and programs. The event will also include music, games and other activities, as well as information on how you can volunteer to work with area refugee organizations.

Come on out and join the fun and pick up a few gifts at the same time. You will be glad you did.

Event Planning's Dirty Little Secrets

Successful events don't just happen. Many people work behind the scenes to handle the myriad details - the good, the bad and the downright disgusting. Following are some of the dirtiest jobs involved in producing a special event.
Port-a-pottie transport, set-up and clean-up. If your event requires the use of portable facilities, someone has to provide and maintain them. You probably won't see the person or give them a second thought, but what would you and your guests do without them?
Animal pooper-scooper. If your event will be held at an outdoor location or will involve animals in any way, someone must clean up behind them. This includes cleaning up behind the ringbearer dog, cleaning bird droppings off tables and chairs (sometimes off the linens as well) and cow patty patrol at places like Pioneer Park in Stanley before setting up tents, tables and chairs.
Dishwasher. Washing dishes for your family is one thing, but doing it for 300 guests can be an ordeal - scraping, rinsin…