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!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crab Feed Updates & Details

It's almost here! I hope you're all excited and we thank you for your tremendous support. It should be a great weekend. Here are some details to get you to the event and through the day:

The Crab Feed is being held at Wisehaven Banquet and Expo Center in the Terrace Room. For those of you not familiar with Wisehaven or those of you who are traveling from out of town, my best advice is for you to GPS or Google Map the address.

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Wisehaven Banquet and Expo Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York, PA 17402

The Wisehaven facility is also home to a large pool (one of the only ones still open in our area) and indoor tennis courts. The banquet building is not hard to spot. When you pull into the parking lot it is the one straight ahead! The entrance to the Terrace Room is on the upper left-hand side of the building. Look for red balloons.

Please do your best to park in the back, left side lot. If it is a busy day for the pool, we will block this lot off just for Crab Feed attendees.

More important things to remember:
- Our start time is 1:00 p.m.
- This event is BYOB! If you want to drink it, you must bring it! Soda will be provided.
- Bring your cash! There will be basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle. There's a good chance you'll go home not only with a full belly but with a full wallet too!

If you have any questions, purchased tickets via PayPal and did not receive them in the mail yet or would just like to chit chat, please email us at

We can't wait to see you Saturday! Thank you so very much to everyone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yard Sale

Our first Yard Sale for the JTS Foundation was a successful one! Thank you to all of our buyers, donors and most importantly volunteers! Thanks to our neighbors who let us completely take over their yard for the weekend and continue to support us throughout this adventure. Thank you to all of our family and friends, we love you! Over the weekend we raised just over $930 for the foundation all by selling our stuff (and your stuff). What a deal!

Here's a peak at the action:













Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This is it!

Today (June 15th) is the last day to purchase Crab Feed tickets on the blog! The PayPal feature will be removed at 11:00 p.m. tonight and we will then turn our focuses toward the Luncheon on August 27th!

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this event a success thus far, especially Louise Soskin at Wisehaven Banquet and Expo Center, and stay tuned here for photos of the Crab Feed on June 25th and to learn how much money we raised to fight pediatric cancer!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Down To The Wire

Good evening everybody!

We hope all of you are enjoying the hot start to the summer and have been getting some time to relax.
It's been a good mix of work and play for us as the donations keep coming in, we've joined PNC Bank and final preparations for the Crab Feed are being set.

Crab Feed:
There are only four more days to purchase your tickets! You will find the PayPal drop-down to purchase tickets on the right of the blog. We will mail them out to you after purchase. Tickets will not be sold at the door!
Join us on Saturday, June 25th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Terrace Room at Wisehaven Banquet and Expo Center. We will be serving fresh steamed blue Maryland crabs provided by Capt. Bob's as well as: baked beans, Kunzler hot dogs, sauerkraut, pasta and potato salad, Utz potato chips, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse, cookies and a whole lot more! This event is BYOB too!

There will be raffles so bring that cash and be ready to help us raise a lot of money to help fight childhood cancer. We are hoping to make this event a spectacular one and are so grateful of everyone who continues to support us. Thank you!

Yard Sale:
We are having a Yard Sale! If you're in the York/Red Lion area and like to shop for good, cheap deals come on out for the Red Lion community yard sale days on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th! There will be hundreds of yard sales around the community but you most definitely need to check out ours! Stop by 233 N. Charles St., Red Lion, PA Friday and Saturday for our yard sale benefiting the JTS Foundation. Items for sale include:
Brand name shoes and clothes (new and lightly used) for children, teens and adults
Curtains, Dishes, vases, cooking and home decor items
Mirrors, posters and art
Picture frames and photo albums
Camping chairs, luggage, purses, board games and antiques
Music, Computer, TV and Video game equipment and accessories.
Plus more!

Thank you's this week go to:
- Bob Hershey at Jason's Woods Entertainment for the generous donation of two complimentary passes to the three attraction combo at the legendary Jason's Woods.
- Hands On House Children's Museum for donating four free passes
- El Serrano Restaurant for donating a wonderful gift certificate
- The Lancaster Science Factory for donating four free admission tickets
- Dutch Wonderland for their donation of two free tickets
- York City Ice Arena for their free passes donation

Thank you for your support! We are so grateful to have you joining us in the fight against childhood cancer.

Friday, June 3, 2011

12 DAYS!

There are only 12 days left to get your crab feed tickets! We need to order the crab by June 15th so please get your tickets now!

The crab feed will have fresh steamed blue Maryland crab provided by Capt. Bob's Crabs.
It is BYOB!
There will also be Kunzler hot dogs, baked beans, Utz potato chips and lots of other sides, plenty of desserts and soda.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and basket raffles.
We will be selling JTS Foundation bracelets.

You can get tickets through PayPal (which accepts any of the major credit cards) on the right hand side of the blog and we will mail your tickets right to you. If you are local (Red Lion/York, PA) and would like to pick up your tickets from us just shoot us a quick email at

We can't wait to see you at Wisehaven on June 25th!


Pssst! If you can't make the crab feed, the JTS Memorial Luncheon (our largest event) is happening on August 27th at the Great American Saloon in Red Lion, PA! There will be lots of food, a large silent auction, raffles, live music and free goodies but more on that later. Mark it on your calendars and we'll see you there!