Project Love extends a huge thank you to all those who supported its Aug. 23 ‘Fun in the Sun’ fundraiser. We were amazed at the incredible generosity of community members and local and area businesses.
Hats off to the Rusty Wheel food truck folks for providing refreshments. More than one event visitor enjoyed their ‘chicken and waffle sammich.’ We are grateful to our many event volunteers.
Having never held an outdoor charity event such as this, coupled with the challenge of following CDC guidelines during COVID-19, we weren’t sure how the turnout would be. Even with the 88-degree temperature, we had a steady stream of people, with the large majority choosing to get out of their vehicles and not opt for the drive-thru aspect.
It soon became evident to us that folks were craving human interaction and wanting to enjoy something different, while supporting a local cause.
We enjoyed seeing and chatting with many friends and relatives, while maintaining our social distance. Everyone kindly purchased 50/50, lottery tree and basket raffle chances and some offered donations.
Krissy Schneider was the lucky winner of the 50/50. Dee Gante won the lottery tree tickets. Winners of the assorted gifts baskets, in order of the basket numbers 1-18, were Sherry Ferko, Jim Proctor, Carol Wakley, Dawn Carsone, Andrea Petrone, Diane Ziccardi, Terry Campbell, Fred Moore, Michele Danowski, Ellen Otto, Fred Moore, Sharon Heslop, Carol Wakley, Karen Donaldson, Terri Bauer, Dawn Lewis, Dawn Lewis and Linda Rihel.
Winners in order of baskets 19-36 were Don Spellman, Sherry Ferko, Susie Dada, Sue Stritzinger, Amanda Moody, Norma Jaroszewski, Lori Ion, Fred Moore, Carol Wakley, Sue Stritzinger, Ange Proctor, Marleen Pondo, Shannon Eller, Marleen Pondo, Fred Moore, April Phelps, Doug Slater and Kim Becker.
The real winners are the local families whom Project Love supports by giving Christmas gifts to their children from birth to 13 years old.
Thank you to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser.
Your generosity will enable Project Love to continue its mission of helping local families and their children have a brighter Christmas.
Tamme Erb, Project Love chief executive director