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From Lee Hester after his Saturday, July 7 party:
Our 30th anniversary sale was an absolute smash! The response was overwhelming. So many of you came to extend your well wishes, and to congratulate me and my staff for achieving this milestone of 30 years in Bay Area comics retailing.
I must say, I'm the one that's grateful. Thanks to your amazing support, we have been able to keep not only surviving, but thriving over the years. Thank you for being a part of it. For that, I owe you a debt from the bottom of my heart, that I can never repay.
I know we were in for a busy day when folks starting line up two hours before opening time. We gave away all 30 shirts a half hour before opening time. Most people were nice enough to go along with my request to put them on, so I got a great picture of the "Lee's Army", all decked out.
At 11 a.m. we had our big drawing where we gave away 10, $30 Lee's Gift Certificates. That was a huge hit. Henry and the gang from The Geek Speak Podcast was on hand to help with the festivities. Sommer from MightyVille came by to take part in the celebration as well.
My friend Mark Arnold gave me an amazing gift. He had a wonderful anniversary cake made up next door at , and surprised me with it this morning. It is pictured above. It was a beautiful gesture, and an absolutely perfect gift. I can't tell you what a kick I got from receiving such a perfect and thoughtful gift. The Goldilocks staff brought it out after the drawing, and cut pieces for all the customers.
After that, Henry, and the Geek Speak crew interviewed me, the staff and some special guests for ther video podcast. I was amazed at how poised and camera-ready everyone was. And my thanks for all the nice stuff you said. The video is now posted online. Make sure to check it out!