Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday!

It's Cyber Monday and there's deals everywhere! If you're shopping online (we love Target!) you can easily donate to the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation!
You can help us bring holiday smiles to kids, parents, nurses and doctors at Penn State Milton Hershey Children's Hospital!

What we are collecting for kids: 
Legos, crayons & coloring books, Play-Doh, learning toys (see blog post below), interactive toys (see blog post below), socks, Talking Super Grover, Rockin' Shapes & Colors Elmo, wooden puzzles, Singamajigs, books, Chapstick 


What we are collecting for parents: 
Lined spiral notebooks/journals, lap desks, throw blankets, books, socks, Chapstick 


What we are collecting for nurses and doctors: 
Sanitizing hand lotions, hand sanitizing gels 


Gift Cards of any kind! 

We have more gift suggestions in our previous post and items can be shipped to our address or dropped off.
The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation
233 N. Charles St. 
Red Lion, PA 17356 

We do ask please no plush toys or stuffed animals. They cannot be donated even brand new because of germs! Thank you!


If you'd like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone for the holidays you can do so and we will send a card letting them know that a donation was made in their name. If you ever don't know what to get that person who has everything, a donation to made a difference in the life of a child can be the perfect gift.
Donations can be mailed to our address or made via PayPal on the side of the blog. Checks can be made out the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation.


We thank you all for your generosity and love! Without you, this wouldn't be possible.
Thank you to MaryAnn Cook for making neck wraps for us to donate! We are so appreciative!

If you have any questions, please email jtsfoundation@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Wish List

When you're heading out to do your Black Friday shopping, consider picking up a donation for the JTS Foundation this holiday season. We will be making gift donations to children with childhood cancer and their families this winter as well as the nurses and doctors who take such good care of them!

With just $5, $10, $15 or $20 you can make the holidays a little brighter for kids, parents and their nurses and doctors. We have compiled a list of gift suggestions for you to help! These particular products can be found at Target and Target.com.



For a donation of about $5: 

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Mega Bloks CAT Mixer - $3.99 

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Circo Dino Squish Animal - $3.99 

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These DVD's are just $5.00! 

For a donation of about $10.00:

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Circo Alphabet Art Puzzle - $9.99 

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Lego Duplo, Legoville Baby Zoo - $9.99 

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Time4Toyz Jars of Animals - $10.00 

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Imaginext Buzz Lightyear - $6.49 

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HexBug Speed Crawler - $9.99

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Mega Bloks CAT Transporter - $9.99 

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Circo Magnetic Play Doll - $9.99 

For a donation of about $15.00: 

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SingAMaJig - $14.29 

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Okideoke Microphone - $12.59 

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Imaginext Sky Racer - $10.89 

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Mini Glow in the Dark Hoop - $10.49 

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Lego Creator Sets - $14.00 

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Tech Deck Sk8 Shop Bonus Pack - $14.99 

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Circo Bath Time Baby Doll & Friends - $12.99 

For a donation of about $20.00:

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Talking Super Grover or Rockin' Shapes & Colors Elmo - $19.99


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VTech Lightning McQueen Atlas Explorer - $15. 29 

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Pop Arty Beads in a Jar - $16.79


Other suggestions include: 
Lined, spiral journals/notebooks
Popular books for kids & adults (If you are in the York area, check out the new Books A Million!) 
Fun colored, soft socks (lower is better!) 
Pocket Sized Hand Sanitizers & Sanitizing Lotions - 5 for $5 or 2 for $5 at Bath & Body Works 
Chapstick
Crayons & Coloring Books

Donations can be dropped off at 233 N. Charles St. Red Lion, PA 17356 or shipped to the same address (The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation).
We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to making lots of kids smile with your help! Your support is incredible and we love all of you!


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank You!

Looking back at the last few weeks since the luncheon and what we have accomplished in that time because of the money we have raised, we are incredibly humbled and grateful. It is because of you, our donors and supporters, that this is possible for us. Some of money raised at the 2nd Annual JTS Memorial Luncheon has gone to help our first family, some will be donated to the Penn State Dance Marathon, some to Red Lion Area Mini-THON, some to the music program at the hospital, it is helping us build our scholarship fund and continue to do what we do.

Thank you to all of you and we hope that you will stick with us as we continue to fight childhood cancer.

Listed here are the people who helped to make this year's luncheon are a success:


Advance Auto Parts

Advantage Physical Therapy

Allegro Winery

Alyce Martin
American Girl

Anne Parent of Cozy Noggin

Arby’s
Avon Family

Baltimore Ravens

Beth Smith Photography

Boardwalks

Bonnie Jo Greek

Bonnie Stambaugh of State Farm Insurance
Broadway Transmission

Brown’s Orchard & Farm Market

Burger King

Cape Horn Beverage

Central Pizza

Chick-Fil-A

Chris Nagle

Christmas Tree Shops

Cloister Wash & Lube

Cool Creek Golf Club

Country Club of York
D&K Surplus Grocery

Denise Stokes

Don Eaton
Don’s Yamaha Polaris

Dr. Blackall
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Dutch Wonderland

El Serrano Restaurante

Farmer Bro. Auction Company
Fireplace City 

Fishel Automotive
Five Guy’s

Flower World
Flying Feet
Forge Hill Orchards

Foss Jewelers

Frank’s Pizza

Fuddruckers

Fun Flicks
Tina Funke
Futer Bros. Jewelers

Getty’s Pet Shop

Giant Food Stores

Gina Sprenkle
Golden Crust Pizza

Grace & Jim McWilliams & Family

Hair Designs by Holly

Hampton Inn of York


Hands-On House
Paul Harris
Haubert Homes
Heirloom Weavers
Hershey Bears
Holiday Inn of York
Holly & Mike Smith & Family
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Indian Echo Caverns
Infinito’s
Jason’s Woods Entertainment
Jim Mack’s Mini-Golf
Joan Luce Photography
Joy Patterson
Tammy King
Mrs. Kirby
Klein Tools
Kusty’s Corner Café
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Lancaster Science Factory
Laurie Schnitzlein & Family
Leona & Carl Smith
Linda & Doyle Buckley
Lion Pharmacy
Lion’s Pride Restaurant
Little Shop of Scoops & More
Longwood Gardens
Louise Soskin & Family
Lowes
Mack’s Ice Cream by Godfrey’s
Maple Donuts
Marcello’s
Marino’s
Markey’s Building Maintenance
McDonalds
Mediterraneo Pizza
Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union
Mexitaly
Michelle’s Hallmark
Mike Ausherman Painting
Mike Mayer
Mindy Zook & Family
Musso’s

Nate Ehrhart
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Newseum
Norris Jewelers
Oriental Trading Company
Sharon Owens
Perkins

Pittsburgh Steelers
Red Brick Bakery

Rick Marko
Rick’s Ace Home Center
Rita’s Italian Ice
Roburitto’s
Roma’s Pizza
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Sal’s Little Italy
Sam’s Club
Sara Liberte
Joanne & Mike Schultz
Scott Hoke
Shelly Jewelers
Sherry Ward
Simon & Schuster
Sonic
Squire Brown’s
Stampin’ Up!
Steve Farmer & Friends
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
Subway
Sugar & Spice Restaurant
Suburban Bowlerama
Talus Salon
Tastefully Simple
Templeton Performance Services
The Brogue General Store
The Fulton Theater
The Great American Saloon
The Hershey Gardens
The Hershey Story
The Hershey Theatre
The Hershey Hotel
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
The Mill of Red Lion
The Olde Hatchery
The Wrightsville Inn
Tresa’s Pizza
TriBoro Construction
Turkey Hill
Two Sisters
Wal-Mart
Weis Markets
Whitaker Center
Yale Electric Supply Co.
York City Ice Arena
York Revolution
York Tent & Awning Co.
York Volkswagen



Thank you to everyone who donated and joined us last month to help make a difference for families and children battling childhood cancer!


 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

And the total is...

... If you can believe it: $11,490.06

We can hardly believe it but it's true and it is wonderful!

Thank you to the over 130 donors who made today possible! We are incredibly grateful to the Great American Saloon for their dedication to our family, Jed and our Foundation. Without you guys, this event wouldn't be possible at this enormity. Thank you to our family and friends who willingly hit the streets visiting local businesses to solicit donations! The time that you put in is so precious to us. Thank you to our GammAcacia family who continues to love and support us, always. And of course thank you to everyone who came out today from near and far despite Irene and helped us raise $11,490.06 to help fight childhood cancer.


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We never thought we could do it... but we made $56 more than last year! It was a crazy, hectic, fun and humid day! We wouldn't have traded our Saturday to be doing anything else. The money raised today is so important. It will all help children and families fighting childhood cancer being treated at Penn State Milton Hershey Children's Hospital. Some of the funds will do double duty, first being donated to Red Lion High School Mini-THON or the Penn State Dance Marathon before making their way back to the Four Diamonds Fund or the hospital but either way, they are changing lives.

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Thank you to Casey Thompson for all of the FABULOUS face painting & airbrush tattoos!
They were a huge hit and we know you had a long haul to get to us today.
We are so grateful and wouldn't trade you for the world. Thank you so much Casey!


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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Raffle Prizes (Updated)

With only a few days left until the luncheon we thought we would remind you of our extensive list of raffle prizes! Raffle tickets will be available only at the luncheon itself and you must be present to win! Drawings begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the following prices:
$1 for 1
$5 for 8
$10 for 20

Winners will choose their prizes in the order of numbers drawn. Raffle numbers will be called out-loud and also written on a large white board. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to win a night out on the town, Christmas presents for family and friends or a relaxing treat just for yourself. All proceeds benefit the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation to help fight childhood cancer!

Ace Hardware
- Dremel
Advance Auto Parts
- $20
Arby’s – 15 Free Combo Meals

Avon – Pedicure Basket
Barbie Doll
Broadway Transmission
– Free Transmission Service up to $200 (3)
Brogue General Store
- $10
Brown’s Orchard & Farm Market
- $30

Burger King - $20
Cape Horn Beverage
- $20
Carhartt Jean Jacket
– Size Large

Cloister Car Wash – 2 Free Washes

Cool Creek Golf Club – 4 Rounds of Golf or 1 Foursome
D&K Surplus Grocery - $20
Don’s Yamaha Polaris - $20

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater – 1 Dinner & Show Ticket

Dutch Wonderland – 2 Passes

Eagle’s Jersey #10
El Serrano
- $50

Fishel’s Automotive  - 1 Oil Change
Five Guys
- $20

Flying Feet & Brooks Running – Pair of running shoes of your choice up to $140
Forge Hill Orchards
- $50
Fuddruckers of York
- $20

Fulton Theater – 2 Passes to “The All Night Strut”

Getty’s Pet Shop - $25

Giant - $70

Hampton Inn of York – 1 Complimentary Night Stay & Hot Breakfast Bar

Hand-blown Glass Necklaces - 6
Hands-On House
– 4 Passes

Infinito’s – 4 Pizza Buffets
Indian Echo Caverns
– Family Four Pack of Passes

Jason’s Woods Entertainment – 2 Passes to 3 Attractions
Jodi Picoult Signed Book  - “Sing You Home”
Juniata River Fleece – Size Large
Krusty’s Corner Café at Eastern Market - $25
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park – Family Four Pack of Adventure Passes
Lancaster Science Factory – 4 Passes
Lion Pharmacy Basket
Longwood Gardens – 2 Passes
Mack’s Ice Cream by Godfrey’s - $50
Maple Donuts – 6 Free Bakers Dozens
Member’s 1st Credit Union - Bag &  $25 Visa Gift Card
Motorcycle Art Print
Perkins
– 4 Complimentary Meal Passes
Raven’s M&T Bank Cooler
Roburrito’s
- $25
Roundtop Mountain Resort
– 2 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages
Sonic – 8 Meals
Stephen King Pop-Up Book
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
- $100
Suburban Bowlerama Pro Shop - $20
Subway – 3’ Sub & 8 6” Subs
Sugar & Spice Restaurant
- $10
Susquehanna Glass – 4 Hand-Etched Glasses
Talus Salon
– 1 Hour Massage (3), Facial (1)
Templeton Performance Services
– 2  State Inspections & 1 Oil Change
The Hershey Gardens
– 2 Passes
The Hershey Hotel – Dinner for 4 at Trevi 5
The Hershey Story – 4 Passes
The Hershey Theatre – 2 Tickets to Spotlight Tour
The Mill of Red Lion - $25
The Wrightsville Inn
- $20
Turkey Hill – 7 Free Product Certificates
Weis - $70
Whitaker Center
– 2 Passes
York City Ice Arena – Family Four Pack Passes
York County Pizza for a Month – Free Pizzas from Central Pizza, Golden Crust Pizza, Treasa’s, Boardwalks, Roma’s Pizza, Mexitaly, Sal’s Little Italy & Musso’s Pizzaria, Frank’s Pizza, Marcello’s & Mediterraneo
York VW – Oil Change up to $100 (2)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Silent Auction

You learned about our raffle but what about our much anticipated silent auction? There are over forty items up for auction and you can get incredible baskets of goodies at great prices while supporting the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation. All of these items were donated by individuals, local businesses or major companies which means 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the foundation in the fight against childhood cancer!

Some of the items up for auction are:

Small Husky Tool Bag
Includes: 3 flash lights, a road lantern, a Power Glide finish sander, an air nailer, a nut and screw driver set and a $10.00 Lowes gift certificate.

Large Husky Tool Bag
Includes: Ratchet screwdriver set, tape measure, drill bit set, essential tool set, wrench, combination wrench set, hammer, screwdriver set, cutting set, socket set and a 14 piece electrician tool set.

Emerson 52" Oak Ceiling Fan

John Deer Game Set & Toy Tractor Case

York Revolution Basket
Includes: Hat, bobble head and 4 game tickets.

Kitchen Corner 7 Piece Cookware Set & Farberware Knife Set

Towel & Bathroom Basket
The Olde Hatchery Basket
Includes: Sweet & sour sauce, blue buffalo dip mix, blueberry jelly, coasters, tea towels and more!

Hair Care Basket
Includes: Professional shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, gel and hairbrush 

Hallmark Stationary Basket
Includes: Stationary, Note writing book and address book

Futer Bros. Jewelers Silver Earrings
Sterling Silver Dangling Earrings by Adami & Martucci

Foss Jewelers Pandora Bracelet
Pink Braided Leather Pandora Bracelet with One Bead

Flying Feet Runners Basket & $100 Gift Certificate

Sports Memorabilia Basket
Includes: 1992 Series Baseball Cards (never opened), Alex Rodriguez & Cal Ripken Jr. plaques, signed baseball, Eagles Christmas Ornament, Signed Photo of Hines Ward
signed Photo of Hershey Bears Hockey Team

1974 Major League MVP Steve Garvey Signed Baseball


2012 Season Pass to all events at Carlisle Events, Sara Liberte Print & TShirt Size XL

ICON Alliance SSR Helment Size: Small

Medium Folding Dog Crate
Includes: Crate, Clip on Water Bucket, Food Dish, Leash & Collar

Two Red Folding Camping Chairs

Stampin’ Up! Ultimate Stamper’s Collection Basket

Vera Bradley Wallet/Clutch

Longaberger American Cancer Society Horizon of Hope Basket

Tastefully Simple Basket

Christine Price Tinley Purse


Baby Girl Basket
Includes: Handmade blanket, hat, bib, picture frame & blocks

Baby Boy Basket
Includes: Handmade blanket, hat, bib, picture frame & blocks

Bright Colored Baby Set
Includes: Handmade blanket, pillow, picture frame & blocks

Handmade Rag Rugs (3)

Joan Luce Photography

Savannah Smith Photography


Kindle & Case

American Girl Doll of the Year, Kanani, & Book

Youth Bike with Removable Training Wheels

Pop-Up Circus Play Tent


One Year Family Membership to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Allegro Winery Basket
Includes: A private wine tasting for up to 10 people with the Wine Maker, tour of the winery, barrel tasting, tasting of finished wines and a souvenir wine glass.
Newseum: Four VIP Day Passes

Country Club of York, Round of Golf & Dinner for Four at The 19th Hole


Beth Smith Photography $150 Studio Session

Cozy Noggin Basket of Knitting


Start looking now for the things you'd love to bid on! There are more auction items coming in every day! We are looking forward to seeing all of you on the 27th and cannot wait to make a difference for so many families. Thank you for your continued support!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Raffle Prizes

Because I know you've all been waiting, here is a list of all of the fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs at the 2nd Annual JTS Memorial Luncheon on Saturday August 27th. Grab your tickets from the Google Checkout button above or at the door the day of the luncheon.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the luncheon for the following prices:
$1.00 for 1 Ticket
$5.00 for 8 Tickets
$10.00 for 20 Tickets

You choose your prize! You pick your prize in the order your number is drawn, so keep on the look out for the things you like now! Drawings will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Are you ready to hear our fabulous prizes!? I know you are! So here they are:

Advance Auto Parts - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Arby's - 15 Free Combo Meals
Brown's Orchard & Farm Market - $30.00 Gift Certificate
Carhartt Jean Jacket - Size Large
Cloister Car Wash - 2 Free Washes
Cool Creek Golf Club - 4 Rounds of Golf or 1 Foursome
D&K Surplus Grocery - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Don's Yamaha Polaris - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater - 1 Dinner & Show Ticket
Dutch Wonderland - 2 Passes
El Serrano - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Five Guys Burgers & Fry's - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Fudruckers of York - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Fulton Theater - 2 Passes to "The All Night Strut"
Getty's Pet Shop - $25.00 Gift Certificate
Giant - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Hampton Inn of York - 1 Complimentary Night Stay with Hot Breakfast Bar
Hands-On House- 4 Passes
Indian Echo Caverns - Family Four Pack of Passes
Juniata River Fleece - Size Large
Krusty's Corner Cafe at Eastern Market - $25.00 Gift Certificate
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park - Family Four Pack of Adventure Passes
Lancaster Science Factory - 4 Passes
Lion Pharmacy Basket
Longwood Gardens - 2 Passes
Mack's Ice Cream by Godfrey's - $50.00 Gift Certificate
Maple Donuts - 6 Free Bakers Dozens
National Aquarium in Baltimore - 2 Passes
Perkins - 4 Complimentary Meal Passes
Raven's M&T Bank Cooler
Roundtop Mountain Resort - 2 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages
Stephen King Pop-Up Book
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center - $100 Gift Certificate
Suburban Bowlerama Pro Shop - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Sugar & Spice Restaurant - $10.00 Gift Certificate
The Hershey Gardens - 2 Passes
The Hershey Hotel - Dinner for 4 at Trevi 5
The Hershey Story - 4 Passes
The Hershey Theatre - 2 Tickets to the Spotlight Tour
The Wrightsville Inn - $20.00 Gift Certificate
Turkey Hill - 7 Free Product Certificates
Whitaker Center - 2 Passes
York City Ice Arena - Family Four Pack of Passes
York County Pizza for a Month Package - Free Pizzas from Central Pizza, Golden Crust Pizza, Boardwalks, Roma's Pizza, Mexitaly, Sal's Little Italy and Musso's Pizzaria
York VW - Oil Change up to $100 (2)


And this list just keeps growing! Check back later this week to see our list of items up for grabs in the silent auction! Get your tickets for the JTS Memorial Luncheon today and help us fight childhood cancer!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Volunteers Needed!

It's been a while but posts here are going to pick up! We promise! Keep on the look out for updated lists of what is up for grabs at our luncheon silent auction and raffle.

For now, the JTS Memorial Luncheon is in need of some young, charismatic, friendly & energetic volunteers! We are looking for student volunteers to help us out at the Luncheon on Saturday, August 27th. Volunteers will be needed from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. but can work in shifts if needed. Volunteers will be able to help themselves to food and beverages from the buffet all day long.

We are looking for students who are willing to collects entry tickets and money, sell raffle tickets and tshirts, watch over the silent auction and answer any questions that may arise from guests and mingle among the crowd as helpers doing various tasks. Some volunteers will be assigned positions and some may float from one position to another.

All hours volunteered count for community service served to the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation as well! If interested, please contact Savannah Smith at jtsfoundation@gmail.com, 717.825.5845 (text or call) or even Facebook! We would greatly appreciate your help!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crab Feed - Final Totals!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Crab Feed a success! We couldn't have done this without all of you. You helped us raise $2,290 for our first official fundraiser as the JTS Foundation and we couldn't be more proud. A special thank you goes out to Louise Soskin, her family and Wisehaven Banquet and Expo Center. This wouldn't have happened without you.

We hope that you all left full and happy yesterday and had safe drives home, especially those of you who drove hours and hours to join us for the afternoon. We are honored. So many children and families will be helped because of your love and support. Together, we making strides in this fight against childhood cancer.

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Thank you again to everyone who came out on Saturday!
We are looking forward to seeing you on August 27th at the Great American Saloon in Red Lion, Pa for the 2nd Annual Jedediah Thomas Smith Memorial Luncheon! Tickets are available here on the blog and at the door the day of the event for $20.00.

Look for our event on Facebook!