North Santa Rosa

Benefit Successful – Letter to Thank All for Help

Letter to NorthSantaRosa:

You (the community)  helped us raise a little over $5000.00 dollars on Saturday for Gabbie and her family.  This will help them build a room on to their home so Gabbie can come home in April.  We sold around 600 lbs of mullet, raffled off a lot of goodies, and sold a lot of sweets on Saturday to the community.  We had a HUGE turnout, 500 + people came out to support their family.  I was very satisfied with our turnout!!  We had 6 teams play in the tournament.   The team that won didn’t have a name but “Chris’s Team won”.  They started playing at 8:00AM and played until 7:00PM.  A man named “Turtle” deserves a lot of thanks for handling all the tournament duties from the kindness of his heart.  He organized the team together, set up and ran the bracket, and umpired all day.  I couldn’t have done it without him.  Below is a list of business’s and people that were a huge part of the benefit and without this team effort it wouldn’t have been possible.

Business Donations

David’s Catfish- 500 servings of Coleslaw, KFC – 100 servings of Coleslaw, Texas Roadhouse – 200 Rolls, Ollie’s – 5 gallons of oil and a gift card for raffle,  Milton Bakery – several dozed cupcakes and brownies, Local Yokel in East Milton – 500 plates, forks and napkins, 100 servings of Cole Slaw, Southern Seafood – 300 lbs of fish, Derwood Baker (Baker and Son’s Ice) – 300 lbs of fish, Milton Pic & Save – Oil, Ketch up, corn meal, and floor, Over Bay Ranch & Stables (Eddie) – Ketchup, seasoning, paper towels, water,  Scott’s Outdoor Shorts in Jay – Big cash donation,  Pineview United Methodist Church – Big cash donation,  Club 87 – cash donation, Faith Chapel Assembly of God – Big donation,  Titan Waste Services – Big donation, 102.7 radio station – helped promote 98.7 radio station – helped promote,  East Milton Ball Park – donated the park, Heavenly Creation -flowers forraffle, Red Roof Inn – one night stay for raffle,  Open Rose – flowers for raffle! And Pro Build – donated trusses to add an addition to the home for Gabby a new bedroom when shereturns home.

People that helped

Kevin Peaden – (my husband) pick up everything for the day (cookers, coolers and ice)  Helping in every way he could!   Doing everything and anything I asked.  J   Without him I don’t know what I would have done!! , Charlotte “Mike” White –(my mom)  helped serve and picked up food for the day and much much more!!,  Sharon & David Phillips – helps with everything, Sharon was a big help in helping me organize the whole event!, Connie Clark – helped with organizing the event, she had a lot of good resources we used,  Turtle – helped with the whole set up with the softball tournament!!  Umpired and did the bracket. , Marcus Darring & Teresa Temple – helped with serving and cooking and gathering raffle donations, Grover & Pat Peaden – cooked  fish, helped with raffle, she made a bunch of baskets for us to raffle off,  Ty & Jason Peaden – cooked fish and served, and collect donations from local business’s & helped collect raffle items for raffle, Bubba & Molly McDaniel – helped serve and raffle off tickets & helped collect food donations,  Pasty Meade – Helped raffle & serve food & collect food donations,  Scotty & Christine Lindsey – helped serve & set up, Tommy & Tracy Hoodless – helped raffle tickets & serve & handled the bake table, Brandon & Stacy Sutton – helped cook & serve,  Travis & Ashley Tucker & their friend Emily – Helped deliver plates to the local businesses & serve & let us borrow a cook to help cook, Christie Smith – helped with organizing the event & setting up the benefit, Mike, Karen, Logan, Katie & Brooke Lindsey – donated “be a donor bracelets” they came out and sold them all day and donated all the proceeds to Gabbie. , Ray & Gail Eldridge – cash donation, Charles & Melissa Ward – cash donation, Charles & Margaret Sloan – cash donation, Sheila Bennett – cash donation, Jason & Jessica Phillips – cash donation, Lamar – cash donation

We all came together to make it happen!  What great help all these people were.  We had a great day with friends and family.  It was amazed at how the community came together the way they did to help this young lady.  Milton is a great place to live!!  We are surrounded by a lot of caring people.  I just can’t thank everyone enough!

I couldn’t have done it without all this help!!  I hope I haven’t missed anyone!!  I don’t have any pictures, so if you do I would love for you to send them to me so I can send them to Gabbie and even place them on Facebook.  I just got so busy I didn’t have time to take any.  I did send her a video of the day, so that should make her smile.  If you have any questions please let me know.  You can email me or call me at 850-665-1038.

Thank you so much for all your help,

Jamie Peaden

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