M.Y. Promotions, Inc was birthed by two ladies who started out
as crafters. Sally Mere & Donna Youngblood,
therefore the initials MY.
Our idea was to do for Crafters and Artisans what we wanted to
have done for us. We have enjoyed working with a variety of Crafters
& Artisans and have developed friendships that will last a
Donna has decided to leave MY after 10 years to pursue different
interests. We appreciate everything she did and wish her well!
Ron has gotten so busy with his Business interests that he also
bowed out and will not be able to help me. Gene & Shirley Nicalek,
our security staff are invaluable to me. Anything I need done,
they will do it and we will be fine. Friends, please
listen to Gene if he asks you to do or not do something! He has my total
my husband is now staying with me, not just bringing me and
leaving. He decided, beings he is staying all weekend, and he
cannot sit and do nothing, (that drives him crazy) he started
making Wood - Corian and Deer Antler pens. They turn out very
nicely. It is wonderful to have him with me.
Tom and my personal family consists of
2 Daughters & 1 Son - all married. We also have 7 Grandchildren:
5 awesome boys and 2 adorable princesses. Our oldest
Grandson finished his third year of college. My second one is studying to become
a doctor at USF in Orlando, and my eldest Grand Daughter just
finished her second year High School. The
Baby of the bunch is in 3rd Grade. I cannot believe how time has flown by. Both of my Daughters and
Spouses live only minutes from us
and our Son and his Wife live only 10 miles from us. We are truly
Ron & Donna are doing very well. Their family has two married sons,
1 gorgeous Grand Daughter (the first little girl in generations)
2 awesome Grandsons. Matthew
lives in North Port and still looking for another pastoral
position in Florida. The Lord says ask what you exactly
want and if it is his will he will grant it. N.C. is just
too far to see the Grand Sons. Philip is a Fort Myers Police
Officer, and his wife is working at the Hospital. They
too have been very blessed.
We still advertise very well. We use local Papers & Radio
Stations, Banner & Road Signs wherever possible & flyers.
We offer great food at our shows, such as BBQ, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers,
Funnel Cakes, Kettle Corn, Ice Cream, Lemonade and Nuts.
We support a Wildlife Sanctuary "Lions, Tigers & Bears,
Inc". They bring a live Tiger, Bob Cat, Skunk
or any other exotic animal to show and educate the public about
the scarcity of the majestic animals and to ask for donations.
They have to feed over 75 animals daily. It is a great draw.
The most important motto of our company is: WE Care!
We have been in your shoes as crafters and work hard for you,
so that you will be successful also. In helping others to be successful,
we are successful as well. We are on location from the time we
set up until after the show is over, except for suppers.
If you have ANY complaints or Suggestions (which I appreciate),
please see me or Gene. I will NEVER hold anything against
anyone, if you do not agree with me. I make mistakes, I'm a big
girl - I can take criticism. I would like to help solve
problems, not make them.
I heard complaints of me taking in some buy-sell, that is true. But none of
it is in competition with you or is trashy. Please understand that I need
Vendors to pay my bills and draw customers and I try to keep them separate from my Craft Vendors
and Artisans. Nobody has really an idea of how much money stays with me
personally. Most of it is spent on bills, fees and advertisements. I am
hoping and praying that better times will come back. All other promoters accept
Buy-Sell as well, but many don't disclose it.
Last season was better than prior years. Weather was decent - attendance was not bad (could always
be better), but most folks did ok. Small
businesses are still the life blood of our Country. Don't give it up!!
We hope you will join us in our upcoming season.