Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fundraising Can Be Fun

Thanks to the many people who attended, the entertainers who entertained, the people who danced, and the staff who helped put this all on, the fun was definitely put into this Fun(d) Raiser for the people of the Philippines who were so profoundly hurt by the recent typhoon there.

Here are some photos from this event, which was conceived by the Hawthorne Hotel's Director of Catering, Karen O'Kane.

Chris Madigan and Jessica Wright of the Hawthorne Hotel staff checking in the guests for the event.

Katie Ndirangu, Karen O'Kane, and Rory Burke

Pat Curtin, Maribel Steadman and Maryann Curtin 

Walter Lederhaus and Mike McLaughlin

DJs John and Patrick of Bedrock Music were the DJs for the first part of the event.

Karen O'Kane, Director of Catering, of the Hawthorne Hotel

The Ward Eights, a great band who donated their time to play for the event.
Here is a note that we received from Maribel Steadman, who lives here in Salem, but is originally from the Philippines.  As you can see from the photos and this note, Maribel was very touched that the Hawthorne Hotel would go to the effort to put on a fund-raiser for "her" countrymen and women.

Hi Christine,

That is good news! Once again, thank you to all of you at the Hawthorne Hotel for the wonderful gesture.
$1,400.00 will go a long way-- especially to the people who were left with nothing.

Please extend my sincerest gratitude to all who volunteered their time, effort and talents.

Maraming Salamat! (Thank very much!)

Maribel N. Steadman

Thank you so much to everyone who came, who donated, and who care!

Juli and the TEAM of the Hawthorne Hotel

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