Monday, May 14, 2012

Abandon Ship -- I Don't Think So:

The Troy Motor Boat & Canoe Club has been having quite a time dealing with the damage done last year by Hurricane Irene. They suffered more than $165,000 worth of damage, and now are looking for your help. Being they are a private club, the group was not eligible for any federal funding for repairs to their docks, or property. The group will be hosting a series of fundraising events over the next two months to help raise some much needed cash. Being they are our neighbor here in the 'Burgh, I encourage everyone to support their upcoming efforts. Here's a look at what they have planned to assist their effort.
Saturday, May 26th // 8am to 3pm: Garage Sale, Bake Sale & Chicken BBQ:
Look around your home and take this chance to donate items that are in decent condition and worth selling. They will sell those items in the garage sale and use the profits for continued dock re-construction, and general maintenance around the boat club. They could also usae your assistance to help sort, lable, and selling the items. You can also donate baked goods, so that they can incorporate a bake sale with the garage sale into the mix. By the way, the leftover items that do not sell, will be donated to Joseph House in the 'Burgh. They will also be offering a chicken BBQ, starting immedietly after the rummage/bake sale, at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 per dinner. Cash only please. The rain date for this event on 5/27. The group also has raffle tickets to win an Ocean Kayak Cabo Tandem for $10.00. Some of you may say, "well, it's a private club, why should we help them out? We should help them out because they are a big part of our community. They've never said no to me whenever I was looking for a contribution for whatever fund-raising effort I've been involved in. Plus, they've donated the use of their facilities anytime I was involved with. My belief is that we should assist our neighbors in their time of need. The Boat Club has been a good neighbor, let's all pitch in and help out. For more info, call the boat club directly at, 235-9697.

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