Monday, October 12, 2009

Veteran's Monument Event


In case you haven’t heard or just need a reminder, there is a Live and Silent Auction on Sat., Nov. 7th at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course, 1418 Woodside Rd. from 7 to 10:30 pm to raise funds for the veterans monument at Veterans Square Park on the corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads.

It will be hosted by PHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach and all-around good guy Frank Sciolla. Tickets are only $35 and include appetizers, desserts, music, and games. Cash Bar.

· Our Vision: To create a timeless monument to honor veterans of the past, present and future in a peaceful, community park setting

· We hope to educate our children about the sacrifices of our servicemen and women in an uplifting environment

· We have a design team donating their talents to create this monument

· We are a nonprofit and have the support of our board of supervisors and many respected local businesses and individuals

There are over 120 items to bid on across the spectrum – across all price points – truly something for everyone. Here’s a sampling…

Do you have a special birthday or anniversary to celebrate, or want to throw a party?

· How would you like Chef Eben of the Yardley Inn to come to your home, prepare a 5-course meal for 6 people, each course paired with an extraordinary wine? You help select the menu; all preparation and clean-up taken care of.

· Or how about visiting the gorgeous grounds and private party room at Crossings Vineyard and Winery – a VIP party for 8 with 8 to 9 wine selections and appetizers, music and more.

· Extended family coming for the holidays? How about a moonlight wagon ride through Shady Brook Farm’s 15th Holiday Light Show followed by a party for 20 in a heated tent featuring wine, cheese, fruit, hot cider and cookies – appropriate for the whole family and hosted by Shady Brook’s Director of Fun!

· Adults Only: Local band “Run to Sandy” will entertain at your home, with a margarita machine at your disposal. You just need the chips and salsa!

· House Party featuring “SixString” Acoustic Duo, playing classic hits from the 1970’s on, accompanied by pizza and/or BBQ

Collectible Art:

· Veterans Square Sculptor Robert Girandola is donating a framed, signed limited edition print of the sculpture he created for NYC Engine Co. 6 which lost 4 firefighters on 9-11

· Viet Nam Pilot Sanford Kaplan is donating 2 one-of-a-kind collectible Viet Nam-era model planes, with 6 and 8 ft. wing spans

· Art from renowned local artist Colleen Attara, who creates beautiful, collectible one-of-a-kind pieces of art from recycled products

· Many pieces of pottery, art pottery, blown glass, framed art, jewelry, and tickets to local attractions, theaters, and museums

For the Sports Enthusiast: Tickets to the Flyers, Sixers, Phillies, signed Sports Memorabilia, a ski package, yoga lessons, a brand new bike, and a chance to coach a Pennsbury High School Boys Varsity Basketball Game!

For the Foody: Many restaurant certificates and gourmet food, coffee, tea, and baskets of good cheer! Wine-a-month from Rose Bank Winery. Magnum of wine from Truchard Vineyards of California which hosted a wine-and-food-pairing dinner at the Yardley Inn

For Kids: 6 months of Karate, many summer camps including basketball, tennis, horseback riding, acting, piano lessons, dance classes, birthday parties and camps at the NAC. A quart of Ice-cream-a-month at Uncle Dave’s of Shady Brook; a tour of the LMT police station with Chief Coluzzi, a ride in a patrol car, photo and finger prints; a tour of the fire station

· Weekend in the DC area, special passes to gallery floor of the US House of Representatives, and photo op with US Rep and Veteran Patrick Murphy

· Visit to Harrisburg and lunch with PA State Rep. Steve Santarsiero and a trip to Hershey

· A weekend in a lovely 5 bedroom, 3 bath Ocean City home

· A weekend at the elegant Princeton Hyatt, two dinners, and tickets to the McCarter Theater

· A getaway to the lovely Inn at Stoney Hill in New Hope and dinner at Marsha Brown’s

Many lovely items for the home, and a home energy audit and Sensaphone Security System; professional services including interior design, computer consulting, photography, photo transfer to a DVD, teeth whitening, framing services and landscape/lawn services

Don’t forget to pamper yourself with several enticing spa and salon opportunities, plus much more!

How can you resist? Come for an evening of fun, meet some new people and support a great community effort to honor those who serve!!

For tickets: visit our website or contact John via email at or via phone - 267-566-2056. Hurry, tickets are going fast! Tickets are also available from members, and from McCaffreys, Shady Brook, and Crossing Vineyards.


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