(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

Wine, Chocolate, Treez – and Beez!

Saturday, March 19, 7-11 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church (across from Wick Park)

Yes, it’s that time of year, when Treez Please invites our many friends and supporters to come celebrate another year of native-plant habitat building in Youngstown. We’ll have some wine, enjoy tasty hors d’oevres, cast our votes for the best chocolate, enjoy live music, celebrate Earth Hour, and dance on into the night–now that we’re officially going ’til 11 p.m.!

Tickets purchased in advance are $20, at the door $25, and $10 for students with ID. For that, you get two glasses of sustainably-sourced wine, the best of “green” chocolate, and the company of really wonderful people who share your commitment to a greener, more environmentally friendly city.

It’s the BEST PARTY in town! Join us!

For tickets, please click on the Donate button to the left and enter the information and payment method. We will hold your ticket(s) at the door. For more information, please call Jean at 330-518-2223.

Building Native Plant Communities in Youngstown, Ohio