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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Upcoming Benefits for Dante

We wanted to let everyone know about a couple of upcoming benefits organized to raise funds for Dante's medical and living expenses.

First up, on November 11th, a group of moms from my Sweet PEAS group are hosting a spaghetti dinner at Dante's preschool. They have rounded up some great raffle prizes, including gift certificates from local restaurants, Publix gift cards, a Tickle Me Elmo doll, personal training sessions, and more! There will also be entertainment and children's activities provided by Movement Gallery. Tickets are $10. This event will be held at NorthEast Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on 1st St N and 38th Ave N at 5:30pm on 11/11/06. For more information, please call or email Stacy at: or 727.521.0555. Chris and I are going to try and make it out and see everyone. I am excited to see all the raffle prizes!

Next up, on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18th, there is a Fancy Pants consignment sale. The sale is at St. James United Methodist Church - 845 87th Ave North in St Pete. (Just off MLK Blvd near Gandy.) This is a group of moms that sell consigned baby/children's items about 4 times a year. They are accepting donations to sell things that directly benefit Dante. Again, the Sweet PEAS group are organizing this and gathering up items to tag. FYI - this is a big event and many people consign items, but there will be items specifically tagged with a little heart and Dante's name for those items whose sale will benefit him. So please come on out for some great deals and if you happen to have some good quality children's items you want to add please contact Cynthia at 727-667-6895.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the previous benefits held for Dante.
Over at My Little PlayTown we wanted to extend our gratitude to Caroline and Jennifer for putting together a wonderful, fun-filled event that featured all sorts of great auction items, and really cool entertainment.

We would like to thank Ms. Brenda Bonnell and everyone at Northeast Park Preschool for extending such gracious consideration on Dante's behalf, and for making us a part of their community. The people that make up this community - The teachers, the staff and of course all the families, have been such an inspiration. Indeed, they have proven to be, as Dante's pediatrician said, the best kept secret in St. Petersburg. We are so grateful to have been welcomed into their hearts.

We would also like to thank our neighbors, friends, coworkers, and of course, our family, for finding unique, thoughtful, and ever practical ways to make our days easier and our journey smoother. Sometimes it's homecooked meals, sometimes it's Publix gift card. A well thought of activity to pass the long days in the hospital, or maybe even a day off for us to run errands. Please know that we are overwhelmed by your efforts and are eternally grateful for your support.

Thank you.

With love,
Chris & Jen


  • Looking forward to the Dinner event and we hope you can make it too! We would love to know what Sweet PEA keeps telling us its just a veggie, but it sounds like a great group of people!

    By Anonymous Erica and Sean, at 7:48 PM  

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