Months and months of preparations are coming to light and we couldn’t be more excited.

435 is ready and filled with the most beautiful Art Fair pretties to date!

Some of you have even started arriving in Fort Wayne. If you are one of those who have, WELCOME!!!!

Do not mind the rain; the weather man said the rest of the week should be nice.

Tomorrow will just be just the beginning of a very fun filled and exciting weekend.

We promise that dinner will be delicious, the tour will be fun, and that you will arrive safe for the Grand finale (Pre-Shopping).

 Not to mention you will learn about The Mighty Acorn Foundation and how you can help.

There is one change, however, for Thursday nights “Trolley Tour” event.

Instead of dinner being at Denise’s home, the dinner will now be at our old location (435 E Brackenridge St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802)

For those of you who are ticket holders for the “Trolley Tour” event, we will pick you up at 4:45PM at the downtown Courtyard Marriott and Hilton and head to 435 for dinner first. Please come hungry and ready to laugh.

I know you all understand why the location has changed, and although Denise will not be present, you will see her in all the work she has put into making this event extra special.  It’s been so heartwarming to see all your “well wishes” and I can tell you she feels the love too.

So in honor of Denise this weekend, do something nice for someone.

 Tell a stranger you like her outfit

Buy coffee for the car behind you.

Donate to your favorite organization

Or simply just smile!!!!

Denise built Matilda Jane on the belief of helping  others, to brighten their day and to be the best person you can be. She has touched many lives, like mine, with this belief and I think it is the least we can do this weekend while is focused on her recovery.

Will you join me????


PS. Can’t wait to meet all of you

gail smith - July 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

Best wishes on a speedy recovery!

Gran - June 30, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Kayla, it was great to meet you! Art Fair was even greater than my mind had imagined. All the hard work by the MJC team was so evident and so appreciated!!

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - June 27, 2013 - 12:47 pm

What a wonderful post, Kayla! 🙂 Denise can rest and heal knowing that the Art Fair and MJC is in all of your very capable hands! Can’t wait to enjoy the pre-party tomorrow night!

CarrieP - June 27, 2013 - 11:09 am

Started a PIF in the coffee line this morning. I appreciate the sentiment behind this blog post and wish everyone at AF an amazing time (and fast healing to Denise).

Missy - June 27, 2013 - 11:05 am

What an amazing accomplishment Denise has made to create an empire based on love, faith, giving and a TON OF CUTENESS! I have not a doubt in the world that she will overcome this obstactle with grace and will continue to do what she does best and spread the love! She is lucky to have such wonderful friendS who are as deciated as she is to MJC! I can not wait to get there tomorrow to meet you!!!

Brenen - June 27, 2013 - 6:52 am

Soooo excited! It will be a weekend to remember, thats for sure! See you ladies soon! Brenen (Payton Jo)

Rachel - June 27, 2013 - 1:09 am

Praying for you Denise and for a super duper wonderful art fair. Lots of love

Mama Hope - June 27, 2013 - 12:10 am

Kayla, when did you have time to even write this?

Denise, I took a gaggle of your hardworking gals out for pedicures! Ya, it brought some smiles & laughter! You’ve touched my life and I think about you every time I pay it forward!! You picked out the perfect candy to create a rainbow!!

Debbie Kajfasz - June 26, 2013 - 11:51 pm

We love you Denise DeMarcus get well hurry back….

Lil - June 26, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Beautifully said Kayla. Have a great weekend!

Alexandra F. - June 26, 2013 - 11:03 pm

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be there in a celebration of all Denise’s accomplishments. Thank you MJC team, for all you do and for all the hard work you all put in to making this event happen. I feel privileged to be a part of it.

Brie M - June 26, 2013 - 11:03 pm

I will absolutely join you!!! 🙂