November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009 11:59 am

An important part of our tour crew has returned home and we are all so sad.  Brenda Jensen, Jerry Sullivan and Craig Shepherd worked tirelessly on the transportation and sales of our commemorative merchandise.  The trio of Forest Service pros spent their days and many late nights inside a small trailer amidst boxes of t-shirts, hats and mugs.

At each of our 29 Arizona event stops they jumped through hoops of fire to connect with the scores of folks who came to greet the Capitol Christmas Tree.  Wanting to leave with some type of memento, our “Emporium Team” filled sales orders as fast as they could.  After the first two days of the tour we began to see our inventory dwindle at an unplanned rate.  By the time we hit the mid part of our tour entire groups of items were completely sold out!

Brenda, Jerry and Craig became an integral part of the process and such a wonderful part of our journey.  But having said that… they sold out of all the fabulous Christmas red ceramic mugs before I was able to buy one!



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