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Ladies...There will be an ad book distributed at the grand marshal dinner ( 60 people), to the crowd at the parade itself (over 1000 people) and after party which is attended by 100’s of people... The ad book would be a great venue for any of you who would be interetsed in  

a. Supporting the parade  

     of....

b. your online businesses.

Please consider buying a quarter page ad for the parade ..the book will be distributed to at least 1000 people that day. It is $30. for a quarter page...there are bigger ads if you are interested and I will send you one to show you your ad!

 Now with that being said..I will be asking for Project Children donations in April and will have raffle tickets for sale in late February for $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00 for 2 round trip tickets to Ireland..no black out dates but Christmas. I sold the winning tickets the last 3 years. Last year I sold First and second prize.

the prizes are as follows:

1st prize 2 round trip tix to Ireland OR $1000.00 cash

2nd prize $750.00

3rd prize $500.00

4th  prize 14 kt. gold celtic cross charm

If you are thinking of supporting us with bringing the children over at all this year,it is greatly appreciated. Its $1000. per child...thats round trip air fare and 4 weeks health insurance. Then being the coordinator it is my responsibility to arrange transportation to and from Jfk International in NYC..the bus is $1000. to pick them up and then $1000. to bring them back in July and thats before snacks, drinks and tips for driver. Most of our host families are like us....they are just getting by but love having these kids here for a summer of peace and friendship. I personally cannot wait to see Chloe and Michael, my 2 Irish guests...I talk with them all the time and cant wait to see them in the pool and sitting on the deck at night with my kids and all their friends...age group lines fade...everyone gets along..its just a wonderful wonderful program and i love my guests! This will be our 13th summer in succession hosting and cant imagine not doing it. I will have the raffles by March. I will also be having a chinese auction/beef and beer on April 14, 2012 with music and raffles and surprises. If you care to donate anyything to that it is a way to make me cry, lol..last year Miss Irina donated beautiful Jewelry, in the past Lu donated candles and Yana donated things, Cynthia donated candy...I know others donated too, forgive me as it slips my mind exactly who now. But each big or small gift we receive or gift card is so greatly appreciated and 100% goes to the kids...it goes from my hand to the hand of the guy who buys their tickets! Great organization! Ladies...you are going to be hearing alot about Project Children...even if you cannot donate , please keep up on it with me...it is such a process and i need moral support...counting on my Fabulous friends!

I start taking donations now lol..I have overcome my shyness with asking people. There are only 2 answer I can get...yes or no...better to try and hear no than not ask and never know what one would have said...lol

Mrs. Marie Hempsey  

 1353 Crown Point Rd
West Deptford, NJ. 08093

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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 24, 2012
    • I have participated in this fundraiser before and I highly recommend everyone buy a ticket.  It’s going to a great cause and you never know...you might just win!!  

      I will be supporting Ree...I hope everyone else will consider doing so as well.  heartheart



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      Marie Hempsey wrote Feb 17, 2012
    • You are the best Miss Mary! I cant wait to meet you someday! Im gonna do it too! Ill be down that way someday...not sure when but we are thinking of planning a trip after our baby graduates next summer , 2013, to the Florida keys. Since my husband is a teacher now and gets the summers off and we will have no more children at home, we are thinking of driving to the keys because our son danny is going to move down there to work wit our cousin that lives down there and he is going to transfer to Key West community college. Anyway..we have friends and family all along the coastal states along the way. And..we’ll have no time limit! My husband and i have never gone away longer than over night without our children unless we went out of town for a family funeral or something. So after 28 years together and getting 5 children through high school I think we deserve it...dont you? lol You would DEFINITELY be one of the top people i would want to visit , whether its an iced tea and a sandwich or a day or 2 of visiting or sightseeing..I’d love to spend some time with you! You are like my sister from another mister...lol
      I’ll have the raffles soon. Thanks!



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