Saturday, March 25, 2017

Local Firefighters Rely on Fundraisers for Key Equipment, Services

Goshen, PA — Across the state of Pennsylvania, volunteer fire departments struggle with two common problems — a lack of funding and manpower.  Goshen firefighters are one local example — but even amid struggles, they have found ways to sustain.  One popular fundraiser is the “Dinner for Donation” event that the department holds regularly. The community is provided with a meal and can give as much or as little money as they would like. Another popular fundraiser is the Square Dances. Kaschalk said the kids seem to really enjoy that one.  Goshen once held a boot drive when there was a temporary traffic light in the township. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

23rd Annual Wine & Roses Gala Fundraising Event

Fort Smith, AR - Fort Smith's premier fundraising event will delight with gourmet food, exceptional wines, a lively auction, an eclectic art experience and lively entertainment.  The 23rd annual Wine & Roses Gala will be held at the Cancer Support House, and the black-tie optional event is like no other.  The experience begins with valet parking and a "red-carpet welcome.”  From there, guests should not expect to simply take a seat and watch the festivities unfold. Instead, they will want to experience all the sights, culinary delights and entertainment dispersed throughout the house, the 22,000 square feet of party space requires guests to engage. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An "Axellent" Fundraising Event

Red Deer , AB - Whether you have had a hard day at work and need a way to blow off steam, want to prepare yourself for the Zombie apocalypse, have the coolest date night, or simply want to feel the zeal of flying steel, axe throwing is where it’s at.  The Wood Shed is Central Alberta’s one and only urban axe throwing facility, and it will serve as the excitement for this fundraising event!  The event will be fully staffed with individual coaching and "target practice" before taking part in a round robin and group playoff tournament. This fundraising event is supporting the MS Society of Canada, Central Alberta Chapter.   Dollars raised from the event will go towards ground-breaking Canadian MS research and to programs and services integral to helping the lives of those affected by MS in the Central Alberta area. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fundraising Event Under the Sonoran Stars

Scottsdale, AZ - The Desert Foothills Land Trust annual fundraising event, Sonoran Stars, is preparing to offer guests a great evening on Saturday, while working to protect the landscape of the fragile desert. “We are looking forward to another exciting evening under the Sonoran Stars. This year we will be treated to a true wild-west experience with gun slinging lawdogs and outlaws,” said Vicki Preston, Desert Foothills Land Trust’s executive director, in a press release.  “It’s sure to be a wonderful evening, celebrating our work to protect the desert we love.”   The Land Trust’s conservation efforts play a vital role in protecting the Sonoran Desert landscape that supports the local community and businesses. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fundraiser to Maintain Historical Building Now Home to Arts Center

Bluefield, WV — A downtown building that was once the home of Bluefield’s municipal government will be the beneficiary April 1 of a fundraiser that will help to keep it maintained and open.  The Bluefield Area Arts Center opened in 1924 as Bluefield’s city hall, Craig Hammond of the Bluefield Union Mission recalled. It remained Bluefield’s seat of municipal government until the late 1970s.  The event will feature the Beach Nite Band, which plays 50s, 60s and 70s music as well as East Coast Beach Music. Tickets are $30 per person and includes hor d’oeuvres, and free drink ticket and the dance. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

On Board Paddling Fundraising Event for Cancer

Welland, ON - While the middle of March with ice still on the water and snow still on the ground might not seem like the time to be talking about stand-up paddle boarding, Welland native Maddie Leblanc is doing just that.  This summer, she’s hosting her fourth annual On Board fundraising event, which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society and brain cancer research.  At last year’s event, she said there were five paddlers and 50 to 100 people that showed up to show their support from the land.  “I would love to see more paddlers out there,” Leblanc said.  Although the event focuses on paddle boarding since that’s the kind of paddling Leblanc does, it is open to all kinds of paddlers.