The Lansingburgh community is banding together to help out one of its own. Tim & Marion McDonough, and their children were burned out of their home several months ago. They have been living in a hotel waiting for their house to be rebuilt ever since. As you can probably imagine, the McDonough's are laying out quite a bit of money eating out -- along with other massive expenses related to living in a hotel for an extended period of time.
Longtime friend, Kevin Vandenburgh, along with Pip's proprietor, Janis Zanda, and myself will be hosting a fundraiser at Pip's Athletic Lounge on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 2 p.m. Suggested donation is $20, with every penny going to the McDonough family. Food, music, and raffles will highlight the day, which I'm sure will be strongly supported by the community.
The McDonough family has been in the 'Burgh for generations, and have been active forces in the community.. Tim & Marion have volunteered their time, as their children have gone through Lansingburgh sports programs -- with Tim still coaching. Their daughter Mindy is the new coach of Knickerbocker Middle School's modified baseball team --and doing a fine job I might add! The point I'm making here is that they are a large part of the 'Burgh, and it's up to us, their neighbors to help them out during this major disruption of their lives.
If you can't make it to the fundraiser and would like to make a donation, please make your check out to:
Tim or Marion McDonough
The McDonough Fund
PO Box 251
Troy NY 12181
Tickets will be available at the door, or send me an e-mail at, email@example.com - to reserve a spot..
I hope to see you all there. It's all about the 'Burgh!