Archive for July, 2011
Festa Parties has made a cash donation to the Pelotonia Ride in Columbus, Ohio, benefiting cancer research,in conjunction with our friend and event attendee Andrea Easley, who will participate in the 2-day bike ride.
The donation will fund essential research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. By supporting the Riders and Pelotonia, we are helping improve lives through innovation in research with the ultimate goal of curing cancer.
Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. It is a cycling experience that will take place August 19th-21st. The ride will span two days and will cover as many as 180 miles. Andrea’s personal goal is to ride 108 miles from Columbus to Athens, Ohio. Pelotonia is very proud that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research at Ohio State.
Festa Parties is pleased to announce that we have made a cash donation benefiting the Illinois Special Olympics through our participation in the 6th annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, brought to our attention by our Royal Court Member and Reigning #1, Tracey.
Special Olympics Illinois improve the quality of life for nearly 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through Special Olympics, the world comes to know that these are talented, courageous, joyful individuals who share the same hopes and dreams, and the same competitive spirit, as any other athlete.
Splashdown for the Duck Dery is scheduled for 1 pm on Thursday, August 11th at the Columbus Drive Bridge and Chicago River. The Family Festival will start at 10 am at 400 N. Michigan Ave. (in front of the Wrigley Building). Enjoy music, games for children, entertainment and team mascots.
Festa Parties, and our sister corporation, Great To Be Here Tees, are pleased to announce that we have donated over 150 items of new Childrens Clothing to the Chicago charitable organization, New Moms, Inc. – a Christian non-profit serving homeless teen moms and their children by building stable, self-sufficient families. Festa donated a variety of new logo-imprinted as well as blank t-shirts and baby onesies for children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years, as an effort to put to good use some great merchandise that we just had some odd lots left over from. The merchandise has a retail value of approximately $2,300, and will be distributed out to at-risk adolescent parents in the Chicagoland Area. For more information, visit the New Moms Inc. Website or call 773-252-3253.
Congrats to the WINNERS of our raffle from our 3-Legged Pub Crawl! We just did the drawing in our home office and are pleased to announce these winners of wonderful gift certificates from Southport and Wrigleyville! We are going to try to call all of you in the next 3 days — but if you see your name here — CALL US AT 773-478-3378! You have until July 20 to claim your prize! Thanks again, everyone, and thanks to the bars for generously donating these certificates!!!
$25 Gift Certificate from Bar Celona – Jennifer Hart
$25 Gift Certificate from Bar Celona -Christine Raczkiewycz
$50 Big Onion Tavern Group Gift Certificate – Kelsey Maruyama
$50 Big Onion Tavern Group Gift Certificate – Jessica Ariu
Schoolyard Tavern Free Party – Spencer Anderson
Schoolyard Tavern Girls Night Happy Hour – Alison Mayer
$25 Newport Bar and Grill Gift Certificate – Krishna Soma
$25 The Stretch Gift Certificate – Eric Galamback
$25 Southport Lanes Gift Certificate – Candice Grant
$25 Southport Lanes Gift Certificate – Amanda Zasate
$25 Mystic Celt Gift Certificate – Kim Spitz
$25 Mystic Celt Gift Certificate – Ben Schoepke