Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thank You for Your Support!

We would like to thank the community and everyone who came to our Silent Auction and 60th Birthday Party this past weekend (May 24). We had lots of fun and raised some essential funding for Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School! It was great to see all the friends, neighbors, parents, and former teachers and students of the nursery school. Magic John the Magician amazed the kids (and grown-ups) with his magic show, and artist BobKat drew caricatures non-stop the whole time! We are so grateful to these two gentlemen (aka John Anderson and Bob Anderson) for adding their talents to our event.

Personally, I was blown away by the generosity of our guests as they bid, and bid, and bid again on the many items we had to offer. In just one short afternoon, these kind folks contributed a great amount to our school, enabling us to move forward into the next school year with confidence. We extend our thanks to each and every one of our guests.

A big thank you goes to Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church for hosting the party in their lovely building. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the church for their 60 years of generous support of the nursery school. Thank you especially to Reverend Peter C. Smith, Reverend Traci M. Smith, Linda Rumon, Grace Crone, David Roberson, and Bill Slone for taking such good care of us here at the church, which has been our home since 1948.

We would like to thank the following financial contributors without whom our event could not have happened:
The Indian Village Women’s Garden Club, The Historic Indian Village Association, Bob VanDeventer and Susan Nye, Karen and Ken Cherven, Becky Dudash and John Canzano, Joan and Nat Morris, Fay and Rolland O’Hare, Phil and Shannon MacVean, Patti Little and Mark Lezotte, M. Elizabeth Bunn, Sandra H. Smith, and Harbortown Market.

We also wish to thank the following generous contributors to our party: Jacklyn & Cliff Kaye, Renita Clark, Michelle Potas, Anne Riha, Keith Martin, Betty and Larry Roberts, Bettermade Snack Foods, Sweetheart Bakery, Costco, Target, Dollar Daze, PizzaPapalis Rivertown, Indian Village Market, Jets Pizza Harbortown, Staples Detroit, and M-Pressions Marketing, LLC.

Thank you to the members of our Silent Auction and Party Planning Committee who donated countless hours and resources to get this event off the ground: Renita Clark, Jacklyn Kaye, our wonderful teacher, Michelle Potas, and yours truly, Jackie Hoats Shields. It was hard work for this small group, but it was worth it.

Finally, we are very grateful to the generous donors of the goods and services offered in our auction:
edmund t. AHEE Jewelers
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
AuraStella Jewelry (Christi Franklin, Consultant)
Avalon International Breads
Box Seat Video
Castaway Café in Howell
Chuck E. Cheese
Cirque Amongus
City Knits
Cupcake Station in Birmingham
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Lions
Detroit Repertory Theater
Detroit Science Center
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Yacht Club
DISH Restaurant
Emagine Theater
Entertainment Express
Family of Pets
Famous Dave's Restaurant
Franklin Athletic Club
Haverhill Farms
The Henry Ford
HOUR Detroit
Terrie Hylton
Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Jefferson Veterinary Center
Jungle Java
Kimbrough Dry Cleaners
Kathy Krasity
Mary Kay Cosmetics (Esther Jones, Consultant)
Massa Therapeutic Massage
Susan Nye & Robert VanDeventer
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Park West Gallery
Pewabic Pottery
Pointe Peddler
Zeno Potas
PRP Wine International
Pump It Up of St. Clair Shores
PuppetArt Theater
Putting Edge Miniature Golf
Red Robin
Betty and Larry Roberts
Jacqueline Hoats Shields
Slows Bar BQ
Smart Mom Jewelry
The Townsend Hotel
Uptown Palladium 12
Walt Disney World
Williams Sonoma

Best regards,
Jackie Shields
for JCNS

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