Hi and welcome, everyone! Last year I was asked to create a few centerpieces for A Warriors On The Water Committee Dinner to be held at my parents home. So I created five of these fantastic JGW MY Hero 3D Combat Boots stuffed them with white shredded crinkle paper and inserted two American Flags. These five boots turned into 75 boots when I was asked to create 70 more for this year’s Icebreaker held here at Sports, USA – Ft. Bragg, NC.
Warriors On The Water is a Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament. It’s a day when 150+ Soldiers are paired with Bass Fishermen to spend a day fishing and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Even more than that, it is a day that someone says to them…”Thank You for your sacrifices!”.
The Icebreaker is held on the Wednesday night before the Friday Tournament. It’s a night of fun for the Military Men and Women who attend as well as for our volunteers and fishermen. They expect over 400 people to be in attendance and will have guest speakers from the Military representing all branches whose troops are fishing the event. The fishermen will be paired up with their Military counterparts and have a chance to talk strategy for the big tournament on Friday.
So this is where the 75 boots come into play. They are centerpieces for all the tables at the Warriors on the Water Icebreaker. WOW, literally! It was such an honor to make these boots knowing, personally, what our service members endure every day whether their home with loved ones or stationed/deployed around the world.
70 more boots! 71 in this photo. We made two extras, just in case.
One helper, my very own hero, my hubby!
One of the first boots from the original post.
One of the original boots nearly a year later.
Wherever you see flags, there’s a boot.
The boots were a huge hit! I think a few walked off, but that’s okay, too.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.