Monday, March 25, 2013

Yay! Received two more banners for Face of America ride!

Many thanks! to the Glastonbury Junior Womens Club in Connecticut!!
For many years they have supplied us with banners to encourage the riders in the
 World TEAM sports Face of America bicycle ride!

If you or a group are interested in donating banners to be used for this year's ride? Here are directions for how to make a banner below (and just send me an email at kasee60(at)gmail(dot)com for the address to mail the banners  )

Making a banner can be very simple or very elaborate. we will describe the simplest and most inexpensive versions and you can go from there.

Materials needed:
ONE light-colored pillow case (e.g., white, yellow, powder blue)

ONE light colored cotton T-shirt (M-XL)


ONE Light colored twin sheet

ONE package of multicolored Sharpie (or any type of) permanent markers (maybe two pkgs if you’re doing a sheet!)


Tubs of tempera paints(a couple bright colors) and paint brushes/sponges, plus permanent markers for folks to sign their names

NOTE: Many fluorescent colors and yellow do not show up well on light colored fabric; select paint/marker colors that have a high contrast with banner fabric.

Optional: Stencils from a craft store to help sketch out the letters in pencil before using the permanent markers or paints (or use stencils to trace and cut out fabric letters)

NO, NOs (please!):

No poles or sticks (hard to transport; all banners will be hung from clothesline or fences, etc)

No paper (gets soggy and tears in rain and morning dew)

No glossy photos (get soggy and tear in rain and morning dew)

Fabric banners are best because they are easiest transport and to secure to ropes and fences with clothes pins or safety pins.

With your pens or whatever, decorate your banner with a simple wish, or cheer, or message of thanks or encouragement and then anyone and everyone can sign their name. J

If your banner will be from a group, I recommend writing the group name along one edge, left or right (across the bottom is less good as that part may drag the ground). Signatures can go all over!

DEADLINE: The banners must be received by Tuesday, April 23,2013.
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