Posted on 09/7/2011
Our house was the venue for our annual distributor gathering this year, which took place last Wednesday, August 31st. The gathering is a once-a-year event we host for our distributors to get together with them, share news about company happenings and socialize. It is always at a different place and has a different theme each year. We so enjoy our time with them and it always flies by too quickly.
The day was perfect from start to finish. We had a little scare the night before given the rain we hadwe were praying we would not get rained out, although we had tents just in case. Nothing would ruin our day!
The house and our backyard were filled with people and I loved every minute of it! It was like any Sutton get-together...great food, friends and lots of good times! It also so happened to be 31 years to the day that we hosted another very special event at our home...our oldest daughter Paula's wedding. She told the group of distributors that day that exactly 31 years ago, we had another gathering in this back yard...her wedding reception!
I'm so happy not only our distributors were there to celebrate, but also our three daughters Paula, Ruth and Sarah, who all work for the company. I'd also like to thank our daughters for everything they did to make the day an absolute success. Thanks to my husband, Kelly, and son-in-law, JD Heaton too. You 'fellas were each helpful in your own way.
We are so fortunate that two of our granddaughters, Anna Egofske and Erin Borgstrom, work for the company. Both of these beautiful young ladies were in attendance for our annual celebration with our distributors. This is their third gathering and they were so instrumental in its planning, as well as helpful in the day's events. Thank you both for everything!
My friend, Sharon Alsvig, thanks to you too for all the hard work you did before, during and after the event. Without you my dear friend, I wouldn't have been able to do any of this!
As for our distributors...you all are so appreciated and we love to do this for you each year. We look forward to surprising you and doing something nice for you.
This year we conducted raffles and gave away everything from airfare for two anywhere in the Continental U.S. to an iPad to four Cubs rooftop tickets. Everyone who was there walked away with a little something!
I can't forget to thank PFG, who not only donated our delicious meal for the day but also prepared and served it to us. The entire upper management from the president on down pitched in to make our day special. It was so wonderful for all of you to take time from your busy schedules to be part of our day. I have to say the company has been so helpful to us in so many ways over the years. Our account manager, Julie Curran, you are truly the best and help us so much. Thank you for everything you do for us. PFG is really a special company -- they are a terrific partner to us, an indispensable one.
I knew the day was going to be special when in the morning long before anyone else arrived, I went outside to find the president of PFG sweeping leaves off my driveway. I guess he's a man who takes charge of a situation and does whatever it takes to get a job done. I love it! Thank you and all of your team for making our day so wonderful.
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.