Thanks for your help at the Sports BBQ – it worked!

I don’t think I know anyone who works harder for the schools than Elisa Howard, or with better heart. After the success of the fundraiser this weekend (here’s more), the Purple & Gold prez had a ton of folks to point out as the ones who made it all happen…here’s more:

It was a successful fundraiser….

The May 2nd fundraiser at the Beaverton Valley Business Park was a huge success – we raised close to $53,000 to sustain Friday Harbor High school’s fall sports program! Although Purple & Gold spearheaded the event, it could not have been as successful without the many helping hands and organizations that made it happen!!

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the following; for use of the facilities, David McCauley; for all the food that was donated for the dinner, Valmark.

For the outstanding cooking and food setup, chaired by Donny Galt and the Masonic Lodge # 175 crew; Brad Smith, Glen Hargrove, Glen Gullickson, Bobby Erickson, Dave Shaw, John Kurtz, Paul Register, Craig Starr, Frank Hasting John Zerby and Kent Meeker! Thank you to our athletic director, Rod Turnbull, for being one of the cooks!

I would also like to thank Don & Sarah Galt with Friday Harbor Athletic Association for all your time, efforts and support.

Ed Ashcraft for chairing the entertainment: Janet Olson and the Friday Harbor High School Jazz band, Bob Leytze and Mike Adams, and Steve Cutting’s band the Dirt Monkey.

Scott Bell for being our MC and the FHHS cheerleaders for giving a big “island rumble” cheer!

For chairing our decorating, Tammy Ashcraft, with help from Michelle Meyer and the volleyball players and coaches.

To Eric & Diane Jangard and students, for setting up the tables and chairs and returning them on Sunday.

To San Juan Vineyards, Vinny’s Restaurant (Becky Day), Harbor Rental, Masonic Lodge, and Wood Duck for use of their tables and chairs.

Thank you to the auction committee who put in many hours to make the auction a success; Mary Elford, Jane Burton Bell, and Liz Covert.  Thank you, Mike Adams, for not only performing but also being the auctioneer.

Thank you Laurie & Tanner Buck and all their helping hands for the slide show.

To all the parents and students who provided desserts.

To Printonyx for printing our posters, tickets and forms.

To all the coaches and players that contributed to the event, auctioning services, bringing desserts, making posters, serving food, busing tables and collecting dinner tickets.

To Rod Turnbull and Rich Warin for setting up the stage.

To the Purple & Gold board and members; Stacey Baker, Sherri Lawson, Dora & Hamid Ukra, Sue Neilson, Penny Dunn, and great job selling merchandise and inscribed bricks, Becky Nash.

Lastly, to the community; to everyone who contributed with their gracious donations, and the 600 people who attended that evening! Each and everyone who attended understood the importance of making sure our athletic program stays strong for our island children – thank you!

Sincerely,
Elisa Howard
Purple & Gold President

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm by
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