Showing posts with label fundraisers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fundraisers. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2013

Starting a NEW tradition ........First Friday Pizza Night

New Church Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
The fire company with  traditions the community enjoys
The 4th of July celebration
Haunted Forest for Halloween
and now the tradition of
First Friday Pizza Night!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Guest Bartender Night

Guest Bartender Night at Don's Chicken
and Seafood House
Friday, March 1, 2013

5:00pm until 9:00pm.
An evening of fun and fundraising
20% of proceeds go to the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce.

***Chamber President Josh Nordstrom and Chamber board members will serve your drinks!***

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kids "Touch A Truck" Event ~ Vehicles Needed!!

Gumboro/Crisfield Mudboggers ~
This was brought to your attention at the last race during the driver's meeting.  Since trucks are still very much needed I thought I should bring it to your attention once again.

From Trinity Logistics:
Touch a Truck event to be held 10/6 in Seaford from 10-2. We still need awesome trucks and cool vehicles for kids to clamber over to raise money for our local Fire Dept to purchase a life saving device called a LUCAS device. Can you participate? Information can be found here;  or email Brandy direct.

3rd annual "Touch-a-Truck" family event will be held October 6th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and you’re invited!

We are opening up the Trinity Logistics Seaford, Delaware parking lot to create a child’s (and a trucker’s) paradise! The event will feature all types of equipment for kids to touch, feel, and explore, including trucks, bulldozers, electrical units, fire trucks, police vehicles, limos, and a smokehouse on wheels!

This event is open to the community and we’re hoping to reach out to local children especially.

Fun activities for kids will include face painting, a horn honking show, and "meet the local heroes", where our local policemen and firemen will interact with the youth. There will also be plenty of refreshments! Proceeds benefit the purchase of a local fire company/EMS to purchase a life saving device.

Come on out and touch a truck for a good cause!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Basket Bingo ~ Proceeds Benefit the Mar-Va Theater

Have Dinner At Friendly's Thursday And Support The Fire Company

On Thursday, April 26th, the Pocomoke Vol. Fire Co. will be having a fundraiser  at Friendly's in Pocomoke.

Have dinner at Friendly's 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM  and the Pocomoke City Fire Company will received a portion of the profits.

Spend some time meeting your local fire fighters.

Some fire equipment will be there and maybe even a visit from Sparky! 

Please Support Your
 Local Fire Company

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cornhole Tourneys Help Band Hurt By Tornado

What a great idea for any kind of fundraiser!
By Eric Feber
The Virginia-Pilot
On Wednesdays, you can make a "cow pie" or an "airmail" or toss a "blocker" while helping a middle school get its tune back.

Ken Parsons, owner of Knot Hole Station in Driver, began weekly "Toss for Gloucester" cornhole tournaments May 18 to benefit the band department at the Col. Mitchell Paige Middle School which suffered severe tornado damage April 16.

The back of the Gloucester school collapsed and a storage facility was destroyed. Food service is gone, along with furniture and other items including band instruments, equipment and music.

"We called the city, they said the school needs help, so we called them," Parsons said. "The principal said the band room really took a hit; many of the instruments the kids were renting are gone. So we thought kids and education and extracurricular activities equals a good fit. All the money we raise we'll send directly to the school's band department, for them to use as they see fit."

Players pay $2 per person per tournament. Two to three tournaments, sanctioned by the American Cornhole Association, will take place every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. as long as the weather holds, Parsons said.

"We'll run it all the way through September, until the weather makes us stop," Parsons said.
The tournaments will feature different formats each week including teams formed from blind draws, teen afternoons, contests for various age groups and Boy Scout tournaments. Extending the competitions to Sundays to include children's bouts is also being considered.

"We're looking at ways to make more money for the school," Parsons said. "Last week we made $52. That's a small drop in the pot, but it all goes to the school. And if we can keep this up every week and build on it, who knows? It's one little baby step at a time."

Parsons asks any participants with their own boards to bring them along.

"We have five complete sets, but we'd be more than happy if other players could bring their own. The more we have, the more we grow," he said.

Parsons is holding these tournaments not only because he's a cornhole enthusiast himself - he's about to take the test to be certified as a sanctioned cornhole referee - but to help a nearby community that suffered the same fate he and his neighbors did a few years ago.

"I'm here in the heart of Driver and a tornado wiped us out three years ago," he said. "So we feel that connection with Gloucester. Through God's grace we're getting our lives back together and, with this tournament, we're having fun. It's amazing how much enthusiasm $2 will bring."

And that's music to Paige Middle School's ears.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FirstGiving - Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter Inc - Sprout and Pickles Page

Fundraising Page Image

Hello Everyone.....
As an animal lover and owner I am raising money during a fundraiser for BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue And Care Shelter). I volunteer my time as often as I can at this shelter and since I have known about BARCS I have become the owner of the best pets ever! Animals that live at BARCS are animals that the city has cast out for one reason or another.

A few months ago I fostered a dog whose family had to give him up due to job loss and could no longer care for him. He came to me a very sad dog and missed his previous owners so much and the small children that once played with him. He wasn't the prettiest dog in the world and had some severe skin issues. I took him in, changed his food, treated his skin and changed him back into a happy dog. A few weeks ago he was adopted and the last I heard he was going camping on the weekends and going to work daily with his new owner.

Currently I have a cat named Billy Ripkin. Billy came from BARCS and every day he sees me off to work and is waiting on the sidewalk when I return home. He walks too, beside me, when I walk the dog.

Pickles is the a cat that no one wanted because his fur looked as if he had gone through shock. Today as a grown and has beautiful long fur with a fluffy tail.

Then there is Sprout, the silly dog, that I have had for over a year. She had not been given the love puppies need nor discipline and was mildly abused This year she has attended obedience school and I am now able to schedule "doggy play dates".

All these animals came from BARCS and otherwise would have gone to a shelter that would have put them to sleep after a waiting period.

BARCS needs your donations so they can continue to take care of the animals that have fallen upon hard times. All of the wonderful people that care for these unfortunate animals are volunteers, including myself, that understand that even animals need out constant care and love.

And that's what Sprout, Billy Ripken, Pickles and I are trying to do.

You will find the link below that will take you the BARCS donation site. You don't have to give alot. The smallest amount will be so appreciated. My fundraiser goal has not been met yet and I did not set it high because I know these are hard times for most of us.

If I meet my fundraising target Sprout will get to parade around in his Shark costume and Pickles dressed as a Pumpkin for Halloween.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for you kind donation and all the animals at BARCS thank you too.

Deborah Northam

FirstGiving - Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter Inc - Sprout and Pickles Page
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

If you have any questions please feel free to email jmmb.
And if you are a frequent reader of this site you have seen some of my pets.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Donuts, Cops, And Special Olympics

Fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland -- 119th Street Dunkin’ Donuts on Saturday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.

As part of a national fundraising effort for Special Olympics, the Ocean City Police Dept.,Worcester County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police will be on the rooftop in an effort heighten awareness and raise money to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of Maryland.

These brave officers will be on the rooftop of the Dunkin' Donuts waiting for your support in donations so they can come down from the rooftop: Chief Reggie Mason, LT Smack, SGT Andy McGee, DFC Kenny Parr, DFC Dale Trotter, DFC Mike Hickman and many, many more!

Stop by Dunkin' Donuts this weekend and leave a donation towards a worthy cause. Let's see how much in donations these officers above will raise for the worthy cause

They'll be watching and they will be waving to you below....Help them out because when you do you help the Special Olympics of Maryland.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Two Benefits This Weekend For Jay Lewis

On May 7th there will be a dinner/auction to benefit Jay Lewis at the Chincoteague Fire House.

The Chincoteague Ladies Auxillary will be fixing turkey, dumplings, oyster fritters with all the trimmings.

Social hour starts at 6:00 PM with dinner following at 7:00 PM

Tickets are limited and going fast!

Contact the Chincoteague Police Department, Chief David Lewis of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company or Mr. Bill McComb to purchase tickets.


May 8 The Chincoteague Police Department and Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company will be sponsoring a Benefit Poker Run for Jay Lewis.

The Poker Run will start at Cycle Creations in New Church, VA with last bike out at 11:00 AM.

The run will go through Maryland and Virginia and end at the Chincoteague Inn with the last bike in at 3:00 PM.

Food and beverages will be available at the Chincoteague Inn along with a live band under the big tent.

Donations will be accepted for the Poker Run. Please give generously to help offset the medical expenses Jay is incurring.

Everyone is welcome!

Jay is in need of a kidney and pancreas transplant due to diabetes. He has been a Police Officer and Volunteer Firefighter for over 16 years and worked with various Police Departments and Fire Departments on the Eastern Shore during that time.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Seashell Cafe Makes Donation To Jay Lewis Fund

Thursday April 29, 2010

The Seashell Cafe invites everyone to come out on Thursday, April 29 where they will be donating 20% of their proceeds for all orders that day to the Jay Lewis Fund!

****Jay is in need of a kidney and pancreas transplant due to diabetes. He has been a Police Officer and Volunteer Firefighter for over 16 years and worked with various Police Departments and Fire Departments on the Eastern Shore during that time. ****

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday Night At The Mar-Va Theater


A night of great music by Brooks Baylis Band and WBOC's own Charlie Paparella!
This event is a fundraiser for the Mar-Va Theater. Donations accepted at the door.
Friday, March 26, 2010
7 PM
Show your support for the Mar-Va Theater

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Coin Turns Red Kettle Into Pot of Gold

It wasn't what suburban Chicago Salvation Army workers sorting through loose change expected to find at the bottom of a kettle.
But last week employees uncovered a rare treasure wrapped inside a $2 bill: a 1 ounce gold South African Krugerrand coin worth about $1,200, reported The Beacon-News.

"It was like carrying the Super Bowl trophy of donations," Maj. Robert Hall told the newspaper.

This isn't the first time an anonymous benefactor dropped a gold coin in the red tin kettles.

Just last year, the same Chicago Salvation Army found four smaller gold coins in its buckets.

Th new donation will go toward the chapter's goal of $211,000 in kettle collections.

"We are already $1,000 ahead with just this coin," Lt. Rick Garcia told the newspaper. "It's a relief and a blessing. We're glad someone is listening to our bells."

Go to The Beacon-News for the full story.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hospital Staff Boogies on Down for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is long gone, but that doesn’t stop the staff at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. From administrators to nurses, cleaning crews to surgeons, everyone threw on a pair of pink gloves and got down in the spirit of raising awareness for breast cancer.

Click on the video below to watch hospital employees cut loose for breast cancer awareness.

More Bollywood than ER, the video is an infectious, upbeat dance to Jay Sean’s “Down.” Kudos to the elderly man with a broom for the best solo performance. It’s a tie between the lab technicians and the surgical staff for best small-group choreographed dance. “Our employees put together this video to generate breast cancer awareness throughout our hospital system,” according to the video’s YouTube page. “We had a ton of fun putting this together and hope it inspires others to join in the cause.” The video shows that there’s more than one way to fight cancer. Although the clip lacks professional dance moves, it sure makes up for it in charisma, style and hope.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Adult chat line accidentally printed on school shirts

A "typographical error" resulted in the recall of student T-shirts at Linda Vista Elementary School's recent jog-a-thon, after a parent called the phone number printed on the back of the shirts and was connected to an adult chat line.

T-shirts were handed out to all students participating in the Oct. 16 jog-a-thon during recess and recalled before students left at the end of the day, Principal Jackie Howland said. The school believes that all of the T-shirts were retrieved, but parents were called just in case, Howland said.

The T-shirts featured the school mascot – a lion – running with a 1-800 number featuring words instead of numbers.

The number was written as a cute slogan for the jog-a-thon, but turned out to be an actual number, said Rosemary Gladden, public information officer for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

Linda Vista PTA is not the first group to make a mistake with that exact spoof number. The two word 800 number shows up online as part of a popular running slogan sold on T-shirts and merchandise.

But a Google search for the 1-800 number on its own returns news articles and blogs about schools in Ohio and Iowa that made the same mistake.

The 1-800 number goes to an adult chat phone line.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dude Perfect

These young men (Dudes) do this completely for charity...

and this is The World's Longest Basketball Shot by Dude Perfect.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Newport News Girl Sells Toys to Buy Vests

There was round of applause at Tuesday night's Newport News city council meeting for a local girl taking action and getting results.

Kayleigh Crimmins has been raising money to buy bullet resistant vests for police dogs.

This one will go to a Newport News sheriff's department K-9 called Vader.

This is the fifth one she has bought with money from selling her toys on Craigslist.

"I think she is amazing I think she is determined I think she loves dogs, and there's no end to this she's made that very clear," says Kayleigh's mother Lee.

Kayleigh has also been holding yard sales and recently started a new project, 'Cans for K-9's' to help with her fundraising efforts.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


ALL YOU CAN EAT – The Fourth Annual Crisfield Waterman's Festival will serve steamed crabs, oysters, fried and on the half shell, fried fish, clam strips, grilled chicken and more for $40.00. The event will be held on the Somers Cove Marina grounds. More details will be available later.

$40.00 per person. Call (410) 968-2501 for more details.
Visa and MasterCard accepted.

When; October 16, 2009 - Friday 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where; Somers Cove Marina

Download Ticket Order Form


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Mark Mckinzie Family Needs Your Help !

Mercy and Wayne Yaeger are looking for help for their oldest son, Mark Mckinzie. Mark, a 20 year old Wor Wic student, was having trouble concentrating due to persistent headaches. Then one august evening he had a seizure. A CAT scan revealed Mark had a brain tumor. He was flown to John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where emergency surgery was performed. After several surgeries, more than 95% of the tumor was removed.

Mark must now face extensive physical therapy and then radiation and chemotherapy treatments to treat the portion o the tumor that could not be removed in surgery. Health insurance covers portion of Mark’s care, but Mark’s mother, father and two younger brothers are facing a financial battle involving lost wages, mounting medical expenses, and the cost of commuting and staying in lodging to be by his side.

If you would like to help his family, there is a Spaghetti Dinner, DJ Dance and Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on October 17th at the Elks Lodge #1624 in Pocomoke.

For more information or to make donations contact Kathy Perry at (410) 202-6101 or Bert and Sandy Ramsay at (410) 957-2524.

Details: There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Golf Ball Drop and more. It will be held at the Elks Lodge #1624 in Pocomoke on October 17 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00 per person and carryout will be $10.00.

The Golf Ball drop allows you to win %10 of the proceeds. Purchase a golf ball for $10.00. The goal is to sell 2000 golf balls. The big drop will be on October 17th at the Elk's Lodge #1624 during the benefit Spaghetti Dinner.

All proceeds will benefit the Yaeger family of Pocomoke for medical costs of their son Mark.

Tickets may be purchased at YMCA Pocomoke, Crown Sports Center, Eastern Shore Lanes and the Holy Name of Jesus Hall (Tues-Thurs).

Please make checks payable to Mark Mckinzie Benefit Fun.