Views of the Neighborhood – A Fund Raising Event

This is the poster announcing the event to raise money for the EMS Toy Roundup and The Port Aransas animal shelter. PALL stands for Port A Low Life one of the sponsors.

Be a pall holiday party

The sign at the Civic Center

The fire department was there.

The EMS was there.

Bud Light was there.

Look a signpost up ahead

It is Santa and not the Twilight Zone.

Th e room is ready for the party.

Silent auction is ready.

The bar is ready.

The food will be ready.

The bounce house is ready

The bandstandย is set up.

Close up of a table.

 

As a result of this event, no child in Port Aransas goes without a Christmas. Also, needed funds are raised for the Port Aransas animal shelter. Those attending have a great time while contributing to a worthy cause.

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  1. John, I hope they have great success raising money for this cause.
    Happy Sunday

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    1. Thank you, Andrew.

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Great causes and hopefully great responses. Thank you for the photo story, John. It’s wonderful to see that Port Aransas takes care of its own through these events. Hope your day is perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope your day is perfect as well. This town does take care if it’s own.

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  3. There’s a lot on offer and a good cause. I bet there’s a great turnout. Good pictures, John.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  4. A terrific community project – everyone wins here!!
    (It’s good to see the Bud Light truck – dilly-dilly!!!)

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    1. Dilly-dilly indeed, GP. Thanks

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  5. I love how involved your community is. Two great causes and plenty of fun while raising money.

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    1. As long as alcohol is involved this town is all in favor. Port A has been described as a drinking town with a fishing problem.

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      1. Ha ha! At least you arenโ€™t workaholics.

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  6. I laughed out loud at ‘Port A Low Life.’ That’s got just enough ambiguity to make it really funny. It looks like the makings of a great party, with something for everyone.

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    1. I think it could draw almost anyone. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. I hope it was a huge success, John, and that lots of money was raised and lots of fun was had in the process. Such a great idea. Did you get a picture with Santa? If I had known, I would have asked you to say ‘hi’ to him for me. ๐ŸŽ…

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    1. I did not get a picture with Santa. He said I was too old to sit on his lap. (He had a point)

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  8. What a great event, John. I love your town…it would make a great setting for a book! “It is Santa and not the Twilight Zone.” LOL! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. ๐Ÿ˜€ I forgot a song for you yesterday. here try this one. Still the Same by Bob Seger.

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      1. Nice! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Helping kids and animals? That is a great cause.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Charles.

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  10. Wonderful event, John. A town supporting and helping children and pets is all good!

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    1. Yes it is. Port A is that kind of town.

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      1. Certainly a role model for other towns, John.

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  11. What a wonderful idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. You guys have a lot of fun events, and this one helps kids and animals. Seems like it can’t miss. So… what are the ten rules to attending a silent auction?

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    1. Ten rules? You have me there.

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  13. โ€˜Port A Low Life.โ€™

    Clever! Where do I sign up? Should I list my qualifications? Scooter is interested too.

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    1. No qualfications needed, Greg. Come as you are.

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  14. Great cause! Disappointed the Molson truck didn’t get there in time.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, John. Good to hear from you (Howard)

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      1. As in โ€œOur Father, Howard be thy name?โ€ Peace, John.

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      2. As in Howard Hughes

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  15. Looks like a fun event for a great cause! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. It was, Jan. Thank you

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  16. A wonderful initiative, John. I have spent the whole weekend making a gingerbread and chocolate house for my fundraising event.

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    1. I read your post. A lot of work.

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      1. Yes, but I enjoy it so it doesn’t matter.

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  17. Good stuff John. Hope it goes/went well

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    1. Went well. Thanks

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  18. What a wonderful community you live in, John!
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring event.

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  19. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love they are raising money for kids but pets, too! Hope it is a sucess.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. More evidence that a community can carry-on after a hurricane. After two years (?) your town still has a positive spirit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. A year and three months. We are still here for sure.

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  21. What a great cause. Nice surfboard in the pic with Santa.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  22. Good for you John,both such worthy causes.I hope you raised as much as you wanted to.

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    1. Thak you, Joy. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  23. What a great event for two worthy causes. I love that Santa came in with a surfboard. He’s the coolest!

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    1. He is cool. Thanks, Deborah

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  24. What a great thing, even if . . just to nitpick a tad . . I’m not much for Bud Light. But the bounce house, who doesn’t love a bounce house?

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    1. Bud light is carbonated defrost in my mind. Of course, this is coming from someone who regularily quaffs 8.5% ale.

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      1. I play keep away when it comes to anything with “light” in the name. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. I agree. I don’t even have a flashlight. (or searchlight)

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      3. And you’ve never once uttered the line “Let there be light,” . . .

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      4. I leave that line to the big ‘un

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      5. That’s probably a good idea . . .

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      6. Yeah. I would hate to add plagerism to my many sins.

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      7. That wouldn’t be good for business . . .

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      8. Or eternal life either.

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  25. I couldn’t think of a better event than one that benefits children and animals. A heartwarming event. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you for the visit Michelle.

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