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Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon


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March 21, 2012 - One of the great perks about being a creative person is having creative friends.

As another way to raise money for March for Babies, besides talking, asking, and begging for monetary donations, my friend has created an online auction.

If you missed one of my previous columns, I am walking in the March for Babies on April 28 on Team Thor's Strength for my nephew. He was born one month early (he just couldn't wait any longer). He spent his first week in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

As part of the team walking in the event, I knew I had to come up with something to help.

Sometimes it takes one idea to ignite a million tiny ideas to aid the main idea. Once I was able to sit down and think about the people I knew, I realized I know a lot of creative and helpful people.

Next came throwing a shot into the dark and hoping for the best. The best came through and because generous people, the auction is going to be great. I hope it will. It would be great to raise money for March for Babies.

Not only do we have a few creations from family but also a few donations from some from Clarkston as well. But not going to give all the details away.

Does it get you curious now? And a great part – the auction is online. You don't have to go anyplace and it is before you leave for spring break. Well, hopefully before you leave for spring break.

The auction is April 1-3 and and the items are listed on www.facebook.com/ThorsStrengthMarchForBabies. If you want to donate, leave a message there.

Again, you are more than welcome to walk to us or cheer everyone on April 28 in Lapeer. For more, www.marchforbabies/jetauntwr.

As for my other nephews and my niece, they are doing well.

Last thoughts, as I prepare for Hollywood to release Hunger Games to the public, I am excited but worried. Please, Hollywood, don't mess this up. There is nothing like enjoying a book series and seeing it botched on the big screen.

Speaking of which, Michael Bay, do not turn Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into aliens. If you missed the news feeds he is going to have the beloved four be aliens. Sorry to the 1980s or 1990s child – I ruined your day. I was trying one last plea to someone in Hollywood who would listen.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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