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St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Auction to benefit Cardinal Cushing Centers.
An evening of dancing, casino gambling and fabulous food!
An all expenses paid wedding, valued at over $40,000 will be awarded to one lucky couple to be chosen later this year. Official entry forms can be found on the Gracie Lou Events website. Entries will be accepted until January 20th, 2014.
Gracie Lou Events has assembled an all-star team to provide vendor services for this event. The Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury Boston Back Bay boutique hotel near Fenway Park has graciously donated the use of their luxurious ballroom for this event including their creative culinary artistry and exemplary service. Additional contributions come from: Nicole Chan Photography, Promessa Films, Persona Jewelry, Bella Bridesmaids, Rentals Unlimited, Dj Raffi music production, Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Mimosa Fresh Floral Design, Demiche Beaute, and Cookie Creatives by Jennifer.
We are still looking for donations of a bridal gown, tuxedo rental, invitation suite and wedding day transportation. Interested parties should contact Gracie Lou Events Owner and Lead Event Planner, Adrienne Duys Mendonca at 617-365-6438.
About Gracie Lou Events
Gracie Lou Events is a fresh, contemporary, boutique event planning and consulting firm that was born out of Elizabeth & Adrienne's love of organization, personalization and all things beautiful. The two share a fierce passion for all stages of the event planning process - from event design and conceptualization through watching a great event unfold.
Boston Marathon Tragedy
Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Below is information to be aware of:
- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. Click here for more info and how to donate.
- AT&T has set up a text to donate line to support The One Fund. Customers who want to support The One Fund can text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10 (standard message and data rates may apply).
Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times
Current world events are very unsettling. The war, economic difficulties, and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need, but following suggestions may help children cope.
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to several staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead.
United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. As people from our area and beyond respond to this heartbreaking tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.
Check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
To donate online, click here.
Massachusetts Designated Driver Program "Good to Drive?"
Every year alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts kill nearly 200 people and seriously injure thousands more. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented through the greater use of designated drivers. The program is designed to promote the use of designated drivers and reduce drunk-driving related deaths and injuries in Massachusetts. The program was launched in Boston and Worcester in June and is now being rolled out to additional communities. In conjunction with the extended roll-out, the Lieutenant Governor has recorded a PSA about the program. To learn more about the program, log onto www.mass.gov/goodtodrive.
Running the Race Against Cancer
Running the Race Against Cancer is a program in which you can run in any race, of any distance, in any city around the globe, while supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund's mission to conquer cancer. All you need to do is go to www.jimmyfund.org and click the drop down and go to "Running the Race Against Cancer" for your online application. You can also join the official Dana-Farber teams in the Falmouth Road Race, New York City Marathon, or the Chicago Marathon. For more information, contact Dana-Farber Marathon and Running Programs at (617) 632-1970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will feature the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Spokes model Beatrice, the Basset hound from the CAPS Transit Ad Campaign. The event will also be an opportunity to support and learn more about this national animal protection campaign. Attendees will also enjoy free Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres, complimentary gift bags, silent auction, and raffle for valuable gift baskets. Tickets to the event are $50.
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