Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rainbow Themed New Beginnings.


Last night we held our annual New Beginnings Program at the church for our youth aged girls.  We decided on theme of 'Taste the Rainbow' and incorporated with that...the value colors and how by working on Personal Progress, each value can create a whole 'rainbow' of blessings in our life.  We held the event in our Relief Society room and I couldn't have been more pleased with the way things turned out!  It was SUCH a fun evening!


We made tissue poms{SUPER SIMPLE!}...as seen here by the podium ...and had them hanging at different lengths all over the ceiling.  We also had helium balloons {in all different rainbow colors} grouped in bunches throughout the room as well.  The pennant banner was purchased at Target in their party section for $3 {SCORE}!


As for the refreshments {my favorite part! smile!} we served:


White chocolate dipped Oreos with sugar rainbows on top.  

Sugar Rainbows were purchased at the ABC Cake Decorating store in Phoenix.  If you have not ever been there...oh mercy...you are in for a TREAT!  They have anything and everything needed for baking and decorating goodies!!!  And their prices ROCK!


I made rainbow themed cupcakes {thanks to an idea I scored on Pinterest}.  Blue frosting, Rainbow sour fruit stripes {in the $ section of Target right now} and white frosting piped around the edges as 'clouds'.  I had wanted to make the base of the cupcakes to look like THESE but...I ran out of time and so I just used a plain yellow cake mix.


Red Velvet Cake Pops.  

Oh. My. Yummy.  

Printable circles were purchased from The TomKat Studio and customized to fit our evening.

Here's the trick to getting cake pops to work...you must and I mean MUST freeze the cake balls once you roll them.  THEN...after they are frozen...you dip them into the chocolate.  And another warning...these babies are MESSY.  My hands were literally dyed red from the batter for the whole next day.  I tell you though...THEY ARE WORTH IT!!!  They were a huge hit.


Soft Sugar Cookies with rainbow colored sprinkles.






Another Pinterest idea found HERE.  My secretary made this up and it was DEE-LISH.  And... it only took one ingredient.  Otter Pops.  That's it!  


The layering of the colors DOES take some time but....again....worth it.  So worth it!!

We gave each of the 'newbies' coming into Young Womens this year a bag filled with rainbow colored gumballs:



My counselor found out a whole bunch of random tidbits about each girl ahead of time and then spotlighted each 'new' girl and presented them with bags full of yumminess.


As for take home favors for ALL of the girls...we purchased the new Jenny Phillips 'Arise and Shine Forth' cds to listen to throughout the year.  SUCH a good CD.  

 

My other counselor was in charge of putting together our program and it was EXCELLENT!

 


 Our cute Beehives did a 'Pageant' themed skit incorporating the values and it was DARLING!!  

{I know some of you have asked about our 'Program' for the evening and if you'd like more descriptive details...as to the speakers and talks..please comment or email me and I will let you know what all was covered.}

I feel so blessed to work with such incredible women.  These YOUNG women really do light up my life and I feel blessed to get to serve them each week. 

96 comments:

  1. What an impressive event. Well done!

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  2. Makes me want to be in YM! So great!

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  3. It all turned out so cute!!! Great decor and desserts. Can't wait to do ours in two weeks. Again great job.

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  4. So cute! Your YW are so lucky - looks like you are having a blast. :)

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  5. So cute!! Love it all!! Our New Beginnings is this Wed, and I'm in charge. I'm envisioning that my decorations should turn out similar to yours. I'm doing hot air balloons/reg balloons, sky lanterns, pom poms, fireworks and garland that I made from scraps (looks simlar to yours!) ect for the Arise and Shine Theme. I'm using all the value colors so it should be colorful like yours!! Love the punch idea--I might do that!! Your chairs look so great too! I dont have a big enough budget for that though!! Glad I ran on to your blog!!

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    1. Thanks Melinda! Our chair covers were actually FREE. A friend of mine has a side business as a wedding decorator and so she let us use the covers and the rainbow colored ties. It was very convenient :)

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  6. Thank You, Marci!!! We had a BLAST. (Medley)

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  7. I am curious what was your budget???

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  8. It looks like it turned out great! I would love more information on the talks and the pageant.
    Thanks!
    Mindylsmith@hotmail.com

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  9. Love it all. I was just put in as president a week ago and have to new beginnings. I love your theme. Could you email me the information covered? Thanks - Rachel rseiboldslp@hotmail.com

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  10. Hi Marci! I pulled up your cute blog (my cousin posted it on pinterest)and realized I know you! This is Emily Bott. Your New Beginnings looked awesome. What are you doing for camp? Tell your mom and Steph "hi". emilybott@hotmail.com

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  11. Hi, I would be interested in the value skit. Will you email me the program that you did & the script?? Thanks tralphs01@gmail.com

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  12. Love everything about this! I could i get the skit and program stuff! Thanks! nelliegirl85@msn.com

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  13. Very cute! We just finished ours ( also a Aarise theme with sky laterns etc) but I might use this for next year! turned out so cute!

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  14. I love it all! Can you please email me your program information? Kasangus at hotmail dot com. Thanks!!,

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  15. Love this-we are doing this too in Gilbert! Please send me the details for your skit ASAP. I would love to incorporate this. Thanks! Debbie K debbiekimball2002@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi Marci, I found your blog through Sugardoodle today and I am in LOVE!! I spent years serving in the YW organization...and your fantastic New Beginnings made me miss it so much! I LOVE all the little details, thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to do that otter pop punch for our St. Patricks Day's festivities...maybe I can find a way to tie it into Activity days too! :) I am your newest follower, can't wait to see what else you do!!

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  17. Love this idea. We are totally going to do this. Please sen me the details for your skit A.S.A.P. I would love to incorporate this. Thanks Ginger D. gingerocks3@gmail.com

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  18. Please send me the info on your skit. Thanks.
    Gittins.1@netzero.net

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  19. Hi, Marci. I love your blog. I would like to get a copy of the program too. chinguli6@gmail.com Please!

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  20. Great job, I am sure your ladies loved it! Will you plese email me the info on your skit and copy of the program as well. Thanks! fowlerlc@comcast.net

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  21. Awesome!! Could you please email me the information covered? Thanks! cocorrata@gmail.com

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  22. Love it, love it! Please send me the detils of program and skit please!!! marylinch@yahoo.com
    Thanks:-)

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  23. This turned out so cute. I would love a copy of the porgram. Thanks
    whimpeys@gmail.com

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  24. Very cute, would love a copy of the program and skit, please. Thanks, cairlissa@gmail.com

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  25. Can you please send me some information on the skit? Thank you jdwaldram@msn.com

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  26. Very cute, but you must have a huge budget!!!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing :( We could never afford that, especially the CD's! Jealous!! It looks so fun!

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  27. Hey I was just wondering if I could get the skit? Totally love the idea:) Thank you for sharing your time and talents! My email is hillstead5@yahoo.com

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  28. Just linked over from Pinterest and HOOOOOOOLY COW have you got some awesome ideas over here. Just got called into YW and this has totally got my wheels turnin'. THANK YOU!

    Sincerely,

    rebecca / follower #226 :)

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  29. P.S Just saw that your last name was Coombs.....do you have any family in the Fresno area??

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    1. Thanks Rebecca!!! Thanks for KIND compliments! Pretty sure we don't have any relatives in Fresno area. Are you related??

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  30. Hi Marci! I love how you did your New Beginnings idea! Will you please send me your talk and skit info. I have been trying to find ideas and this is totally what i have been looking for. My email is chandlie.neal@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  31. I'm so impressed with your blog! I was recently called as camp director and came across your blog while scouring the internet for theme ideas! I couldn't get off your blog! I just kept pinning things to pinterest! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Devony! This will be my FIRST year as a leader at girls camp...I'm looking forward to it!!

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  32. What a great theme! I love it. I like the others would love more program information and such. Please share! Thanks! skcricchio@yahoo.com

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  33. This New beginnings look so cute and fun will you please give me the program information and such. Please share thanks chboss12@msn.com

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  34. Loved your ideas for your New Beginnings! Could you send me a copy of your skit and program? Thank you so much! larea@getinandgo.com

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  35. Your New Beginnings looked wonderful! I would love a copy of your skit. Thanks so much for sharing! Hwagstaf@cox.net

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  36. Fabulous job! Could you send me a copy of your program/skit? Thanks!
    utefan40@gmail.com

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  37. What a great idea! Could you send me a copy of the program (skit, talks, etc) jmridpath@gmail.com This is my first time and am so lost! Thank you so much!!!

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  38. Your New Beginnings looks amazing!!! What a great job you guys did. I would love it if you could send me a copy of your program/ skit? Thanks so much!! lnnjnn@yahoo.com

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  39. can you please send me a copy of your program ASAP. Thank you so much. Love the idea.
    jharmer1@bellsouth.net

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  40. Hi Marci! I was just put in YW about a month ago and the old presidency decided to let us do New Beginings so it would be "ours". I'm really pretty bad at this sort of thing, but I'm learning a lot from you! Would you mind sending me some info on your program, like what the speakers spoke about, and some tidbits on the skit. (such a great idea!) We are going with the theme "without rain there would be no rainbow" so I think it'll go right along with your theme. thanks! sarah
    syerke30@hotmail.com

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  41. I would love to know the information presented especially the skit. Will you email me, please? robandhollybaker@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Has anyone received the files for this New Beginnings? Can you send it to me? I know it seems late in the year, but we are just getting to it. Our president has put me in charge. I have never done this and would love the extra help.

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  43. You are so super creative and have such wonderful ideas. Love your blog and would love more info about your skit and speaker topics, etc. Thanks so much.
    melaniejo0220@hotmail.com

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  44. I hope you are still checking for emails! I would love more info. Did the parents come too?
    caralee.johnson@gmail.com

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  45. Hi Marcie... You did an amazing job ! I would love to get more info on your program. Thanks for sharing you great ideas.

    tam@cluffs.net

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  46. I would love to know more about the full program. It looks so bright and fun!! Thanks so much!!
    Mypackclan@yahoo.com

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  47. I just love this idea, it is so fun and colorful. I have one new beehive coming in this year - and want to make her welcome extra special since she is all by herself. This idea is absolutely perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to know more details about the actual program when you have a chance. veronicagilmore37@gmail.com

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  48. I love this idea! I would love to use it for our night of excellence! Could you also send me the details of your program? Thanks!! :)
    cherrievanilla88@yahoo.com

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  49. Hi Marci - could I get a copy of the skit and the program you guys did. Love your blog and your awesomness~

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  50. Awesome ideas! Can you please email your program outline? Thanks!
    lcweiler@yahoo.com

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  51. I would love to have more details about your program and talks. Thanks
    kfall52@aol.com

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  52. We plan on doing something similar for our YW in Excellence program. I'd love more details if don't mind sending them!
    lindseynatter@hotmail.com

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  53. I would love more details too! We are doing this for YW in EXcellence. Did any of your talks tie into this theme somehow? Can you email me more info? Thanks!
    Jaimeea_25@hotmail.com

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  54. Hi I'd love the ski details ashlynnsuzy@yahoo.com

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  55. This is an amazing layout! I was just called as the YW President for our little tiny ward down here in Douglas AZ. Is there anyway you still have this information on hand and could possibly send them to me?

    tiffany.last7@gmail.com

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  56. I'd love to "borrow" a few of your visuals to use as motivators/reminders this year. Do you have the "Taste the Rainbow" tags saved in a format that you could send to me? I'd really appreciate it! kvorwaller1@yahoo.com

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  57. I am doing this awesome new beginnings this year . Could you please send me the skit and program it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch

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    1. I would love to Liz...please comment with your email address so I can send it to you! xoxo

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    2. Could you send me a copy of the program (skit, talks, etc) @elizabeth.leituala@hotmail.com

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  58. I am a new comer to your blog. It is amazing. I would love the skit and program if you have the time. Please.
    j.bruce@shaw.ca

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  59. Would love a copy of the skit and program as well. jjhgray at gmail dot com
    Thanks

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  60. Hi Marci,
    Hopefully you'll get this comment since it's on a old post. I'd love the skit and program information if you still have them. Thanks for all your great ideas. You are one creative lady!

    heytrube at hotmail dot com

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  61. Hi Marci! I'm a newcomer to your blog as well. It would be fabulous if you could email the skit and program for your New Beginnings night!

    dllambson at q dot com

    Thanks!

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  62. I love this, amazing! I am in charge this year, so......will you please email me the skit and program info?
    Thank you so much! I am truly thankful for people like you in this world ;-)

    fridals@gmail.com

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  63. My brain doesn't work like this!! That's why people like yourself are such a blessing. I woul love it if you would email me the skit and program info:) thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Luvmykids6@msn.com

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  64. I would love a copy of the skit and program as well. leavitt10@aol.com
    Thanks!!

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  65. Could you please send me the skit and program it would be greatly appreciated. Love this :)

    email: seueal@ldschurch.org

    Thanks a bunch

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  66. Can you please email me the copy of the skit and program as well? So super cute! I love it all! Thanks for sharing!

    alisa.florence@gmail.com

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  67. I was just called this yesterday as the YW President. We were already planning a rainbow theme for our new beginnings. I would appreciate if you would email me a copy of the skit and program as well. Thanks for the awesome inspiration. lescouch@yahoo.com

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  68. Has anyone successfully added virtue into the skit? It probably sounds silly but I don't want to be inappropriate but feel like I need to add it in somewhere. The opposite of virtue is vice...That's all I've got!

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  69. I would love details on the program. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    jtauanuu@gmail.com

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  70. I would love the program/skit info! Thanks!!

    mellowbrownie@yahoo.com

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  71. I would love to get information about your program/skit. Do you have any ideas of how to tie in the colors of the rainbow to our YW values and how rainbows fit into the Personal Progress program? Thank you kjhaskins@comcast.net kathy

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  72. c@an we please have a copy of the skit please: makerita.leituala@live.com

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    1. My email is : dalawnab@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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  74. could you send me more info on the program and skit? thanks. thtshowitalk@yahoo.com

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  75. DARLING! Would you be able to email me more info on your program?

    Thanks!

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    1. Of course DaLawna! I just need you to comment with your email address so I can send it over! xoxo

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  76. I would love a copy of the program and skit. We are doing the taste the rainbow theme for our New Beginnings and would love to see how other wards do it. chelseyfowkes@hotmail.com

    Thank you so much! I love everything you did for your night. It was so colorful.

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  77. I would love a copy of the skit and program please. Thanks so much! You are a truly amazing person? Your ideas have saved me many times. Thanks so so much. my email is mamesser@aol.com

    my New beginnings is Sunday so I need this real fast hope you get this.

    Thanks
    Amanda

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  78. So many wonderful ideas! We are a new Presidency and are trying to come up with some ideas for the coming year. I love the rainbow theme for New Beginnings. Are you still emailing copies of the skit to those interested, if so I would love a copy. connielc2@gmail.com Thank you again.

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  79. Such a cute idea. I love the bright and happy colors of everything. If you could send me a copy of the skit also that would be great. Thanks richtabitha@msn.com

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  80. I would love a copy of the skit and any other information you could email me :) Thank you so much. This is sooo adorable! lizno31@yahoo.com

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  81. i would also like a copy of your program/talks & spotlight ideas. Thank You!
    jcnshauni@yahoo.com

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  82. I would love a copy of the program and skit, please!
    Hugs from Brazil!
    dani-bv@hotmail.com

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  83. We are going to use your same theme for this year. I would love any info if you wouldn't mind sending me the talks, programs and skit. thank you so very much. reblnelson@gmail.com

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  84. great ideas! Would you please share with me? amymartin95@yaoo.com

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  85. Hello. I hope you see this as it's an old post but we are doing this for our new beginnings. Could you send me a copy of your program/talks/skit/spotlight? Thank you
    Heatherarave@msn.com

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  86. Super cute theme! I would love a copy of your skit and program please! Thank you!!!
    taysiakai@gmail.com

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  87. i would also love details on your program. thanks so much. thesteady5@gmail.com

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