Saturday March 1st may have been St. David's Day (patron saint of Wales),
but those who gathered at Churchill's Lounge at the Bostonian Hotel
shared a love of cigars. Smoke was so thick that it looked like London
when blanketed in a pea soup thick fog. But, there were no complaints,
as these individualists defiantly said they still enjoyed an occasional
stogie, in spite of being politically incorrect. Cigar manufacturers
and distributors provided lots of samples. But, in addition to making
a statement about individual rights, those who gathered wanted to do
something to help children who are in state care, seeking adoptive families.
So, for the fourth year, they held a raffle, silent auction, and regular
auction to raise money for Wednesday's Child. This year, when the smoke
had cleared, almost $4,000 had been collected. Said one of the participants:
"It is our pleasure to help these kids. We are so lucky to have
Thanks to these rugged individualists with a big heart! The NERF2008
event was organized by the NEWK.