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Issue: # 42
June 2012

     We had so much fun celebrating our 26th Anniversary last month, and the fact that Ewa has been with Crackerjack for 10 years!
    It was a rainy evening, but warm and colorful in the gallery space at Wallingford Center, surrounded by colorful paintings.

There was lots of food, Prosseco,

Cake, of course,

Family and friends,

Putting on the Bracelet

and cards, presents and lots of well wishes!
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     Don't forget Dads and Grads this month! And those wonderful teachers to whom we all become so grateful! Stop by to choose from some great new gift ideas, including these cheese/cutting boards from  Aloha Oregon:



 And many more ideas:
Father's Day Display


Bonsai Tree

Second Annual Haiku Contest !

See all the entries below, and add your voice to the official judges'.

Vote for your favorite! 
Send your vote via email to: crackerjackcrafts@gmail.com.

 We will also post entries on our Facebook page and invite comments and votes from our Facebook  Friends.  
Things to Celebrate

June 1 - Donut Day
                 Say Something Nice Day - my mom
                       would always say "It's nice to be
                       important, but it's more
                       important to be nice!" One of
                       my sisters found a magnet with
                       this saying on it, and my mom
                       was thrilled!

June 2 - National Trails Day

June 3 - Chimborazo Day - To bring the shape of Earth into focus by publicizing the fact that Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador, near the equator, pokes farther out into space than any other mountain on Earth, including Mount Everest. (The distance from sea level at the equator to the center of Earth is 13 miles greater than the radius to sea level at the North Pole. This means that New Orleans is about six miles farther from the center of Earth than is Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi, so the Mississippi flows uphill.
Mt. Chimborazo
Mt. Chimborazo
June  4 - Audacity to Hope Day
                   Do-Dah Day (a Salute to Silliness)

June 5 - Hot Air Balloon Day 
                  World Environment Day
June 6 - Drive-In Movie Day - do these
                        even exist anymore?

June 7 - Daniel Boone Day
                  VCR Day

June 8 - World Ocean Day

June 8 & 9 - Banana Split Day - we need
           two days to celebrate this, which
           means two cherries!

                Banana Split 

June 9 -
Donald Duck Day
                 The Wicket world of Croquet Day

June 10 - Ball Point Pen Day
                    Iced Tea Day - note: it's tea that
                             is iced, not "ice tea" 


June 11 - Corn on the Cob Day - it should
                             also be Floss Day!               

June 12 - National Peanut Butter Cookie
                             Day - every year when I
                             write this I want to make 
                             my grandmother's recipe -
                             it's the best! See below for
                             the recipe!

                  Loving Day

June 13 - Queen's Official Birthday
                    My Son Asher's Birthday

June 14 - Army's Birthday
                   Family History Day

June 15 -
Nature Photography Day
                    National Flip-Flop Day

June 16 - Fudge Day

                   Bloomsday  - an annual celebration among James Joyce Ulysses fans throughout the world, especially in Dublin where events from Leopold Bloom's day are re-enacted by anyone who cares to participate, and his itinerary is followed all across Dublin.

June 17 -
 Father's Day!!!

June 18 - International Sushi Day   

June 19 - Garfield the Cat Day

June 20 - Summer Solstice!

June 21 - Go Skateboarding Day

June 22 - Take Your Dog to Work Day -
                       which may help explain this
                       alternate celebration -
                     Ugliest Dog Day
June 23 - Great American Backyard
                          Campout Day
                     Pink Flamingo Day


June 24 -
International Fairy Day 
June 25 - Please Take My Children to Work
                        Day - good luck with that!

June 26 -
National Columnists Day

June 27 - Decide to be Married Day - hmm 

                    "Happy Birthday to You" Day

June 28 -  Dump the Pump Day - take
                         public transportation to work!

June 29 -
Camera Day

June 30 - Tour de France
                     N.O.W. Day


Upcoming Events

July 14-29 It's our Annual
     Birthday/Anniversary Sale!

Our Annual store-wide Sale is always fun, and there are many great deals to be had on both new and existing stock! Watch for more details in July. 

Oct 20 - Annual Afternoon with Kristin Ford - mark your calendars, this is a "not-to-be-missed event"!

Kristin Ford Necks 
Haiku Entries
Vote for your favorite by it's number: 

Tintin, reporter
In the thick of the action
Does he ever write?

Mr. Saccharine
He has a sugary name
Ships and lost trasure

Chang lives in shanghai
Tintin saved him from drowning
Companions always

Calculus is deaf
but he sent a rocket to
the moon then back home

sings an aria from Faust
where have my jewels gone

Tintin and Haddock
reporter and sea-captain
friends until the end

Nestor the Butler
He works at Marlinspike Hall
Takes care of duties

Abdullah is bad
he is a spoiled prankster
and he wants ice cream

Jolyon Wagg is
an insurance salesperson
he's quite persistant

Thonpson and Thomson
the silly bumbling pair
canes and bowler hats

Snowy is a dog
He is Tintin's faithful friend
Always by his side

Well, it looks like the Tintin category captured imaginations!! Vote by emailing us at crackerjackcrafts@hotmail.com by midnight June 30, 2012. We will announce the winner in next month's newsletter.

     June is  such a busy month, with graduations, Father's Day and end of school events! Let us help to make it go more smoothly - we are always able to gift box your purchases, so your selection is ready to give when you walk out our door!
     Enjoy all June brings, and thank you again for supporting local and handmade!

Kathleen Koch
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts
My Grandmother's Peanut Butter Cookies
Mix together:
1 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Crisco

2 Eggs
3 cups Flour
1 t. Soda
1 t. Vanilla
pinch Salt

Mix thoroughly, roll into balls, flatten with fork once vertically and once horizontally. Bake 6 - 8 minutes at 300 degrees.

with this coupon 
The June Featured Scent is
        Pear Zents Eau de Toilette
Save 10% on your entire purchase of any Zents product in the featured scent!
Offer Expires: June 30, 2012