Well, we have been mighty busy these last few weeks planning our event for July 11. From creating flyers, spreading the word to classic car owners and gathering items for the silent auction, it seems like we haven't stopped! However, we are excited to finally be able to tell everyone all about the great day we have planned.
But before we tell you all the details, we must first ask your help spreading the word about this event. See the flyer right here? If you click on it, it will bring you to a larger version of the image. Save a copy to your computer, print as many as you can (or let us know if you can't and we can give you some) and give it to as many people as you can. Hang it at your supermarket, ask the manager at your hair salon, stop in the local bakery on the way home and see if they will take a few - ask whomever you can think of to post it at their business. You can also attach it into an e-mail and pass it along that way. Our objective is two-fold: to get as many people as we can to come by, but also to spread the word to classic car owners (as well as show cars and motorcycles). There is no pre-registration (cars and bikes can just cruise in), but there is a $10 entry fee. At the end of the day, one entrant will be chosen to win a FREE Backyard BBQ hosted by Texas Roadhouse! So be sure to spread the word to anyone you know with classic or show cars or bikes.
Speaking of Texas Roadhouse, Scott and Jessie Strumar have agreed to host fundraising nights at their Cranston location July 10, 11 and 12. All you have to do is print the voucher and present it when you buy food on any of these days. And, if you would be so kind as to pass that along to everyone you know as well, we'd be very thankful.
Now, on to the good stuff. Here's what we've got planned so far:
Magician Steven Craig has not only donated a certificate for one of his Sillytime Magic Shows to our Silent Auction, but he will be appearing at the event beginning at 11 a.m. for about an hour. Steven and his wife Darcy heard about Cady through their child's daycare and knew right away they wanted to help. We are very grateful to Steven and Darcy for their generous donations.
Not only that, the kids can have a blast on the Moon Bounce (be sure to wear socks!), get their faces painted and explore police vehicles at the Touch-a-Truck station. There will be a Cranston Police cruiser, the dive truck, SWAT team and the K-9 Unit present. What could be the best part of all has yet to be determined as we are currently trying to get a dive tank and a Cranston Police officer to sit in it. How much money do you think we could raise if people had three chances to Dunk A Cop for $5?? We will be sure to let you know as soon as we know if that will take place.
As we mentioned earlier this week, DJ Tommy Tunes has agreed to come out and play some music for us. Tom, who also does weddings, private parties, backyard functions and other special events, hosts karaoke nights at Fitzpatrick's on Park Avenue in Cranston on Wednesday and Sunday nights, Rosie's on Airport Road in Warwick (formerly Sha-na-na's) on Thursday nights and Meatball Mike's on Friday nights (also in Cranston). If you are out and about on any of these nights, please stop in and say hi. We know he'd love that!
Next up: BAKE SALE! We will be selling all kinds of baked goods including brownies and cakes, chocolate chip cookies. If you'd like to bake something and donate it to the sale, please let us know; we will gladly accept any yummy treats you think others would enjoy.
We will be giving away some great raffle prizes including a grand prize of a NINTENDO WII!!! We are very excited about this fantastic giveaway and can't wait to see who the lucky winner might be. We'll also have lots of other cool stuff including restaurant gift certificates, liquor and gift baskets, certificates for free lobsters and a $50 gas card, just to name a few.
And don't forget about Silent Auction. Bidding will begin right at 10 and will end at 3 p.m. We're still compiling the list and descriptions of items, but once we do, they will be listed here.
That's all we've got for now, but keep checking back for more news and info.
With Peace and Love,
Friends of Cady