Wednesday, May 20, 2015
New Markets Grocery Stores and Robinson Fresh Partner to "Melon UP!" and Raise Funds for Francine's Friends
" I think we accomplished several things: Created awareness for a fantastic cause, raised money for a great local charity organization, sold some watermelon, and created a foot print for future events," said Doug Knowles, New Market, North Manchester. " It has been a pleasure working with Francine’s Friends on this charitable event."
Watermelon provides a huge dose of antioxidants, about 80 percent of the daily vitamin C requirement, and 30 percent of vitamin A, or beta carotene. Watermelon also contains lycopene, the famous cancer-fighting substance found in tomatoes.
Beginning on May 4th, New Market received $1 and $5 donations (names written on paper watermelon slices) at the cash registers. Donations were signed and posted prominently in four New Market stores.
On 5/8 and 5/9, customers were offered a free watermelon with each $5 donation. In-store promotions included watermelon samples, carving demonstrations, an info table, and activities for kids.
Click here to see more photos on Facebook.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Every year "Ms. Sue" would remind Alice, Emilia and Gabrielle's mother, to have a mammogram done and her husband a prostate screening. Ms. Sue was a strong advocate of preventative measures as it pertained to breast cancer. Therefore, Emilia and Gabrielle decided to hold a Pink Out and donate the monies raised to go to Francine’s Friends.
"Tonight our Lady Knights are trading red for pink in honor of a dedicated women's basketball fan for Luers, Indiana Fever, and Purdue basketball. She was my neighbor for about 11 years and she was my second mom...when Ms. Sue passed away, I lost my best friend, my mentor, my mom, my coach, my cheerleader, my everything. While she was just one of many who had this disease, she was a wonderful woman and she left a huge mark on this world and sepecially on me. I love you, Ms. Sue."
Click here to view photos from the game night in February on FB.
second row; Rick Brown, Bishop Luers Athletic Director and Mark Pixley, Bishop Luers Varsity Lady Knights BB coach.
What a wonderful group of young women! Our thanks to all of the Lady Knights, the coaches, players, athletic supports, fans and everyone who participated in "trading red for pink"! You all are incredible!
Friday, May 1, 2015
On hand for the proclamation were: first row: (L-R) Tena Woenker, Town Manager, city of Waterloo, Norm Yoder, Mayor of the city of Auburn; Ron Walter, Mayor of the city of Butler; and Tonya Hoeffel, Mayor of the city of Garrett.
In the second row: Melissa Eshbach, Tri Kappa of Auburn, Francine's Friends board member and secretary Glynda Harris; Francine's Friend's board member and vice president Judy Springer; Francine's Friends board member and president Sharon Simmons; Francine's Friend's board member and treasurer MaryAnn Ziembo; and Shelley Smaltz, Tri Kappa Auburn (photo courtesy of Melissa Eshbach).
Click here to read offical KPCnews post: http://www.kpcnews.com/news/latest/eveningstar/article_61aa2c8d-85e4-59a8-a39c-54e65edf0b39.html
Official Tri Kappa Presents "Pink Out DeKalb County" events include a Pre-Event - Zumbathon, on Saturday, May 2, with pre-registration from 5-6 pm and the Zumbathon event from 6-10pm at the Auburn YMCA.
Thursday, May 21 - Tri Kappa Presents "Pink Out DeKalb County 2015" in Auburn!
Click here for details: http://www.francinesfriends.org/p/events.html or www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Kappa-of-Auburn
All proceeds to benefit Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography. Special thanks to Melissa Eshbach, Shelley Smaltz, and Natalie Taylor-DeWitt, of Tri Kappa of Auburn, for doing such a wonderful job of organizing this first-time event!