THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
(from the Board of Treez Please)
Thank you to the wonderful people who came to support and celebrate our annual fundraiser and 5th year of observing Earth Hour with candlelight and poetry!
Thank you to all those who became 2016 Treez Please members and to those who have been past members or will become new members!
Thank you to those who bought tickets for others to attend the celebration!
Please thank and support the following people and businesses who donated food, volunteer time, and/or auction items for our event.
(Note: We did our best to recall all our generous donors and volunteers. Our sincere apologies if we missed anyone)
Aladdin’s Restaurant (certificate)
Avant Gardens Farm (mushroom logs) Martin Berger (dishwasher fixer) Brady’s Leap (CDs)
Mrs. Claus’ Cupboard (North Side Farmer’s Market)
Boulevard Park Blockwatch (lottery tree)
Etruscan Press (books) Fiesta Tapatia (certificate)
Firebird Designs/Marcie Applegate (jewelry)
Firemother Designs/Carol Rastaedt (jewelry) Julia Fuhrman-Davis (Airbnb)
Elizabeth Glasgow (registration table/greeter) Golden Hunan (certificate) Jimmy’s (basket) Rob Joki (jewelry) Kravitz Delicatessen (certificate) Lake-to-River Co-op (basket) Ralph Malmer (photograph) Rick Law (bartender) Hope Lovrinoff-Moran (massage) Jan Pentz (guitar) Clare Puskarczyk (painting) Sue Sexton (massage) Jack and Sandy Slanina (tools) UUYO—First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown (gathering space)
And our featured food and entertainment providers —
The Big Green Thing /Marla Herrmann (soups) Jeremy Avalos (classical guitar) The Labra Brothers (dance music)
A special thank you to the Treez Please Board for the time, effort, donations, food, set-up, clean-up and promotion for our annual fundraiser. These folks work all year ‘round, doing community outreach, collaboration, and education to encourage the planting of native trees and pollinator plants that benefit bees, butterflies, birds and all living things, now and for the future. Our wonderful board members are
Lynn Anderson Mary Arens
Nick Avila Jeff Boggs
Sophia Buggs Terry Esarco
Valeria Goncalves Jennifer Jones
Mary Krupa Ralph Malmer
Kurtis Magnello Marilyn Norconk, Secretary
Elida Schiavone Christine Silvestri
Debra Weaver, Treasurer Hattie Wilkins
The winner of the chocolate taste-off was—for the second year in a row—Trader Joe’s chocolate truffles. Special kudos to Ralph and Marcia Malmer for this delightful part of the evening!
And thanks to all of you, Treez Please added close to $2,000 to our treasury, which we will put to work over the next year to help green up Youngstown—in the most organic and sustainable way possible, of course!
Jean Engle and Susie Beiersdorfer
Co-Presidents of Treez Please