Craig’s not here. He’s somewhere else. The guy writes a couple of blogs entries and then says he needs to take a week off to work on some “stuff”. The guy is always working on something. He’s busy so you have to deal with me this week. After his blog post last week, this is going to be nowhere near as “eye catching”. This is Kevin; I do what I can for marketing the events that we hold or help with so that you kind folks know to come out and help us to help others. That flyer you saw? That was me. The programs at the events? Yup – me again. The little parade flyers? Guilty as charged. I put those together and my fellow Walla folks help edit them and we start spreading the word for each event. I have a slight problem with the marketing of our next event though and I need your help.
You see, we are working with the Johnsburg Lion’s Club to put together an event to raise money to help the Kinney and Radtke families with their mounting medical bills. This event is happening February 27th, at the Johnsburg Community Club (that’s a Saturday and we start at 5:00pm). I’m working on the flyers for that now, but time is short, so I was wondering if I may ask all of you for a small favor. Could you help me spread the word in the meantime? Could you tell your friends and family about the event, ask them if they wouldn’t mind stopping by for a little while to show their support. We’ll do our best to make it worth checking out. We’re asking for a $5.00 donation at the door. We’ll have some Meat Raffles ($1.00 a ticket), a 50/50 raffle ($1.00 a ticket), there will be a single elimination Calcutta Raffle (each ticket is a $5o.oo donation), we’ll have live music, food, drinks and other stuff going on. The event will go until 1:00am. It’s an event for folks 21 and over. By the way- you should start seeing the Calcutta tickets in the community soon, there will only be a 100 tickets sold prior to the event so if you want one you should act fast. We’ll have detail of how exactly that’s going to work very soon.
If you could let people know we would really appreciate it (especially me). We only have a short time to do this and you can help us make the event a great success to help these two local families through their hardships. All the proceeds will go to Kinney and Radtke families to help pay their mounting medical bills (I already said that didn’t I? That’s why I have the other Walla folks check my flyers before printing- I tend to repeat myself).
Background on Taylor Radtke
- Though tumor’s return likely, it’s good post-op news for Taylor Radtke – Northwest Herald (5/11/2009)
- Radtke family gets heartbreaking diagnosis – Northwest Herald (12/8/2009)
- In a story of too many miracles, hope for one more – Northwest Herald (12/10/2009)
Background on Annmarie Kinney
Annmarie Kinney was driving to class at MCC and a distracted driver crossed the yellow line and hit her. She has had 13 operations and is in danger of losing one of her legs.