We had a lot of fun and we’re proud to be part of this year’s Toledo Jeep Fest! I created a custom photo experience for the little ones who attended the event. The parents were able to text or email their child’s animated GIFs to their mobile phones. It soon became clear that the kids were not the only ones who wanted to play! We even had a few k-9 visitors in our photo booth.
I was also able to get out and about with my new Walk-About social sharing selfie booth for a few photos of the crowd. I think I can speak for my entire crew, we all had a great time at Toledo Jeep Fest 2018! There is nothing better than creating and capturing memories that last a lifetime! The beautiful weather was a bonus!
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Last Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure of photographing my second Over the Edge event. This time, I traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana. This event raised money for GiGi’s Playhouse of Fort Wayne. GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome achievement centers provide educational and career training free of charge to those with Down Syndrome. Over the Edge is a unique and exclusive fundraising experience. People raise money to rappel down the side of a very tall building. Don’t worry, it’s very safe. As you can see, everyone is securely harnessed and wearing hard hats. They also have two-way radios to communicate with the Over the Edge staff. All rappellers were provided training before going over the edge.
Everyone who participated said the scariest part was actually climbing over the wall. They had to climb over before they could rappel down. The crew from Over the Edge made everyone feel at ease. Well, everyone except for one lady. But you will have to check out my events page to see if you can find her!
Nancy Gianni, the founder and Chief Believe Officer at GiGi’s Playhouse even participated. Also going over the edge were Icy D Eagle from the Fort Wayne Komets hockey team and Johnny TinCap from their local baseball team. Batman and Alyssa Ivanson from the local CBS affiliate station WANE had a great time rappelling. So did so many others. Board members, volunteers, the CEO and even a couple clients of GiGi’s Playhouse went Over the Edge to help raise money. Meanwhile, down in the lobby, my crew had our green screen photo booth set up for fun photo booth photos that anyone could do. The background was taken from the roof of the Lamplight Inn of Fort Wayne by a staff member at GiGi’s Playhouse. Using this as a background makes the photo booth images more fun and everyone the opportunity to be a part of the event.
We had a fun time, but had to dodge the weather all day. We stated with a delay. Then we had another delay around lunch time. However, the staff of GiGi’s Playhouse did an amazing job and called the rappellers to have them come in ahead of their scheduled time. The staff of Over the Edge were awesome and managed to get almost everyone able to rappel before the skies turned dark! We got off the building just in time! This was the second Over the Edge Event that I have photographed. One day they might even talk me into rappelling! Thanks to GiGi’s Playhouse for having us! For more information about Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booths, my Walk-About Social Booths, or my Infinite Photo and Video Booth, including pricing, please visit my website at www.kurtnphoto.com.
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Toledo is all abuzz about the LPGA Marathon Classic this week at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania. Not only does this women’s golf tournament bring notoriety to Toledo, it also brings in millions of dollars into our local economy. People come from all over the world to the Toledo Area to be a part of this event.
But what I love most about it, is that it raises money for local children’s charities! The very first tournament in 1984 was underwritten by our local McDonald’s Restaurants franchise owners and helped raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Toledo! They have been a core recipient ever since and one of my favorite charities. This tournament has since raised over ten million dollars that it has given to 170 children’s charities in our area.
The 19th Hole – A Party with the Players
On Tuesday night, the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I held it’s New Gala Party: ProMedica presents The 19th Hole – A Party with the Players Benefitting the Children at ProMedica Headquarters in Downtown Toledo. Over 1200 people were in attendance, including many of the favorite LPGA players and local celebrities. Main Street Ventures provided the delicious food and The Pinnacle served up fabulous beverages. Attendees could practice putting and chipping and also take part in the golf simulators. The Toledo School for the Arts provided the musical entertainment for the evening. I took my new Walk-About Social Booth and took some great selfie photos of those attending the gala.
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