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Special Update on Winter Party & Fundraiser

From: Rachel H.
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:19 PM

Dear All,

As you are aware, our Family Friendly Holiday Winter Music Party has become a joint project with the Princeton Elks Lodge to raise money for Sandy Relief.  The Elks have decided to dedicate the funds specifically to aid school-aged children displaced by the disaster.  We think this is a great decision and hope we can help raise loads of money for this cause.

In an effort to boost attendance and increase the amount raised, the Elks have publicized the event pretty broadly.  We have no way of predicting how many people might attend.  The Elks are participating in the potluck, and helping us make sure we have enough food.  All the publicity clearly states that it is a potluck event, and that all attendees should bring something to share. 

We are reaching out to some local youth groups for support in the kids' corner - Sue Bertomeu Albert will be there with her truly wonderful activities for the children, but we need enough volunteers  to make everyone gets some time to make music and enjoy the party too!

The announcements also clearly define the Collaborative as a group of "passionate amateurs."  Even so, I realize that the sheer potential size of the event, and the fact that we might draw a large audience of people we don't know, might make a few of us (myself included) uncomfortable with taking the lead in a performance slot.  While we hope everyone who has signed up will still want to go ahead as planned, please don't feel you have to.  Just let me know if you would like to modify your plans.

If you are helping with set-up or loading in instruments, please plan on beginning by 1pm, so we are ready when the doors open at 2. 

I know the holidays are a busy time, but this is a great event , raising money for a great cause.  Please consider coming and bringing your family and friends

RATED A+ for All Ages!





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