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Tinis for the Tinies – A Huge Success!

July 1st, 2011 by jnedley

To the more than sixty in attendance at Olivor Twist for ‘Tinis for the Tinies and to the many others who supported the event by purchasing tickets for the Package Raffle or the Grid Game:


We worked extremely hard to make ‘Tinis for the Tinies a quality event, and your generosity made it one of our most successful yet.

Three of the lovely ladies in attendance smile for our camera.

We raised approximately $3,000 to purchase toys and entertainment for children hospitalized for cancer treatment; food, fuel and parking for their families; and corpus for our endowment, which will provide continuing support for research into treatments for childhood cancer.

Thanks, also, to what seems like an endless list of prize donors, especially Lori Benseler, Mary Ellen Miller and Lynn Oplinger, for their remarkable generosity.

Special thanks to Todd Strauss and to the staff at Olivor Twist for sharing their incredible menu with us and for outstanding service.

Finally, special thanks to our Board of Directors — Sherry Gavanditti, Gregg Gorzelle, Michelle Miller, and Laura Navarro — for their many hours of help.

A complete list of prize winners is below:

The Mini Raffle

1. Children’s Party from Playground World: Erich and Ginger Burnett

2. Handmade quilt (donated by Mary Ellen Miller): Jenifer Burdecki

We pause during our remarks to soak up some applause.

3. Deluxe Gift Basket from Ladies and Gentlemen Salon and Spa: Cheryl Miller

4. Tickets to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Jenifer Burdecki

5. Beach Bag from Thirty-One: Joanne Galitto

6. Doggie Gift Basket: Jennifer Kempton

7. One-Hour Massage at Home from Andy Bania, LMT: Jennifer Kempton

The Package Raffle

1. “I Love the Snow” (snow tubing at Boston Mills/Brandywine, lift tickets at Alpine Valley): Jenifer Burdecki

Sherry Gavanditti and Michelle Miller, two of our fantastic Board members, selling squares for the Grid Game.

2. “The Ultimate Cleveland Sports Package” (tickets to Indians, Gladiators, Monsters and Captains; items autographed by Browns and Cavaliers): Beth Silver

3. “Pamper Me” (cleaning from Molly Maid, tanning at TNT Tanning, massage from Andy Bania, manicure/pedicure at Michael Christopher Salon): Laura Fenton

4. “Date Night” (tickets to Cleveland Orchestra, dinner at Pickle Bill’s Lobster House): Andy Bania

5. “The Sandusky Getaway” (admissions to Cedar  Point, Great Wolf Lodge, African Safari Wildlife Park): Tim Jackson

6. “The Ultimate Children’s Summer Fun Pack” (admissions to The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The Rainforest, one-year membership to The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, gift certificate to Portrait Innnovations): Larry Wesbecher

Olivor Twist donated a portion of sales to The Carter Nedley Foundation. So we made sure to keep them pretty busy.

Finally, congratulations to Benita Munger, winner of our Grid Game.  Benita will receive one week’s rental of a 1,250-square-foot, fully equipped condominium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Our most gracious thanks, again, for all your love and support.  You give us the strength to do the good work which keeps alive the memory of our beloved son’s courageous life.

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