Letter: Create Buckhannon deems elimination dinner a success

Dear Editor:

Create Buckhannon members and friends would like to thank the following for their support for making our first Mardi Gras Evening – Elimination Dinner a success.

Table Sponsors: Thanks to Century 21-Country Roads Reality; SEFPRO-Corhart; Weyerhaeuser and WVU Medicine – St. Joseph’s Hospital for their table sponsors.

Live and silent auction donations: In no particular order: Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, Simplicity Tanning, Goody’s, Anytime Fitness, Pixography, Aaron’s, Lowe’s of Buckhannon, Fish Hawk Acres, Trumps Salon, Anderegg Jewelry, Sam’s Piza, The Daily Grind, Ultimate Image Salon, Lavish Salon, Anita’s Flowers, On Point Athletics, Ron Pugh, Robbie Skinner, Bob and Becky Cook, Pampered Chef-Mimi, Linda Lee; Rich and Lois Clemens, Juliette Oldaker, Las Trancas, Don Paco’s, Ralph’s Furniture, The Wine Seller, Caroline’s Closet, Buffalo Wild Wings, Merle Norman, Marian’s Unique Boutique, Sprint, Citizen’s Bank, Joann Morrison, Dan Hale, Steve Foster, Lanora’s Custom Framing,  Ron Hinkle Glass, Main Street Antiques, Brake’s Dairy King, Deborah Wilson, Ashley Sandy Photography, Linda Lee, Kaitlyn Shaw, Amanda Hayes, Melodie Stemple, Smart Style and to Renee and Susie for gathering up all our donations. Job well done! If we missed anyone we apologize.

Foods-Drinks: CJ Maggies, McDonald’s of Buckhannon, and Walmart of Buckhannon.

Special thanks: To our dining crew; chef(s); set-up crew; tear down crew and our dish washers! Thanks to our emcee and helpers for the evening. You know who you are and all your efforts were very much appreciated.

And Special Thanks to all who purchased a ticket(s) and who bid and won silent and live auction items. Without you our evening wouldn’t have been a success.

The monies raised from this event will go towards our 2017 Festival Fridays Season. It cost from $15,000-$18,000 to do 15 Friday’s thru the summer. Our bands continue to increase in costs as well as our expenses we encounter during that timeframe. We do have sponsorships that will help us. Festival Friday sponsorship of $500 w/logo on banner and Friend of the Festival for $100 with your name on a banner. If interested in helping out this year please contact Melodie at number below or email [email protected] Our 2017 season kicks off on June 2 with performance by Jakob’s Ferry.

Create Buckhannon meets every Thursday at noon on the second floor of CJ Maggie’s. Come and join us to better our community. Contact info: PO Box 991 Buckhannon or 304-472-1757 Ext. 1.

Thanks again Buckhannon-Upshur County,

Create Buckhannon


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