19th Annual Fruits of the Harvest (FOTH)
Fundraiser for All Outreach Ministries
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Four to Nine o'clock
$55 per person
Join us for our biggest fundraiser and party of the year for Outreach Ministries
Over $507,000 raised over 18 years to support over 24 organizations
FOTH is a parish-wide event that has grown into Saint Timothy's largest fund-raising event to benefit all the
ministries that we support through our grants
and with our hands-on projects. It involves a large number of
volunteers who have a great time working together to do the work He has given us to do.
Funds raised: In 2015, FOTH netted an all-time record of $46,767! We thank all our generous donors and
volunteers. The Parish rallied to support
Outreach even though our yearly allocation of $25,000 had been
cut due to the church budget deficit. We were still able to give only 10% less
in grants to
the 14 ministries
that we support.
This year, we have had $5,000 reinstated, (plus $2,500 for other non-Outreach designated organizations)
and we are so grateful, but we need your help
we still have to work hard to make up for the $20,000 in
that we won’t have to help our brothers and sisters in great need.
Outreach Ministries: All 14 ministries we support are represented by a liaison who will be wearing a large
their organization so you may ask them
what their organizations do. We hope you will become
with them on the Beneficiaries page on this site.
Get ready to have fun: This is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship, for the whole parish to come
together to put
on the event, and for newcomers to
in and meet people. We go all out and dress
according to our theme,
if you got a hankerin', so get your plaid shirts, jeans, and boots on and come party.
your friends and
neighbors to join us. We have extra invitations.
Here's the lowdown on the hoedown:
Things will never be the same down on the farm.
Silent Auction, Raffles, Country Style Buffet
Wall of Wine, Fund-A-Need
and bring your boots for some
Boot Scootin' Boogie line dancing!
No Host Watering Hole
Sign Up: Check out the rolling FOTH bulletin board after Sunday services. There will be sign-up sheets
jobs and to donate items for the
silent auction. You can also register and donate at our FOTH
website via www.SaintTimothysDanville.org after April 10th.
Auction & Raffle Donation ideas: Your donations are what makes this night a success. If you need help
with ideas, just talk to the folks at the table
by the FOTH board or ask Susan Cyr, our Auction
Chair. Help our
silent auction by soliciting or donating gift certificates from restaurants.
Parchment auction donation forms - These have display ideas and important deadlines on the back.
All donations must be accompanied by this form
so we can have a full description for the catalog.
Auction solicitation letters - Please take some with you to your favorite restaurants if you would like to ask
them to donate dinners.
We welcome donations of all sorts: game tickets, special outings, wine, vacations homes, handmade items,
services, restaurant dinners, dinners given by parishioners, original art, and we encourage any new ideas.
Please, no rummage. We are also asking for support from all ministries at St. Timothy’s with
gift cards to
restaurants or services in lieu of gift baskets.
Dates to Remember:
Now: Sign up your donations and volunteer to help
April 10 to May 14 - Sign up your donations on the bulletin board or on the website.
May 9 - $50 Early Bird pricing ends. On May 10th it is $55.
May 10 - Last day to sign up donations for inclusion in the auction catalog. Thank ye kindly for helping us
keep our sanity by not waiting until the last minute.
May 15 to 19 - Bring in your donations to Grace House Library
May 20 - Bring donation items to Parish Hall by noon.
May 20 & 21 - Event set-up starts at 9:30. Lunch is provided! Friday is a full day so we'll take you for as
as you can give. On Saturday,
you home by 1:00 so you can get gussied up for the
party at 4:00.
The Silent Auction and raffles will be over by 6:15 p.m. (before dinner) so don't be late or you'll miss it.
4:00 Check in and register. Purchase raffle & beverage tickets
Silent Auction and raffles begin! Start your bidding.
5:00 Howdy and Thanks a Bunch
5:30 Raffles and Silent Auction tables will begin to close.
The auction will conclude at 6:15
6:15 Things you need to know, and Amazing Grace
6:30 Skedaddle to the patio and find a seat
Fund-A-Need for all Outreach Ministries
Country Buffet Dinner
Raffle for Reserved Parking Space
8:00 BARN DANCE - Line Dancing instruction.
Join the fun and dance!
9:00 The cows come home
ST. TIMOTHY'S DINNER EVENT
BLACK HAWK GRILLE
Sunday, August 21, 2016 5 p.m
FIXED PRICE of $105 PER PERSON
Join 65 of your friends from St. Timothy's for a a lovely dinner and a wonderful evening of fun to benefit FOTH at the popular Blackhawk Grille Restaurant in Danville.
The dinner includes appetizers, a choice of soup or salad, choice of two entrees, and a delicious dessert. $40 of the ticket price is tax deductible. $65 pays for the whole dinner which includes tax and gratuity. (Prices have gone up everywhere.) No-host bar, and you may bring your own bottle of wine for a $15 corkage fee.
Tickets are non-refundable, and you may charge them on your credit card right now on this site. There is also a signup sheet at the table by the FOTH bulletin board outside after Sunday services if you wish to sign up and pay by check there. Your payment is your reservation.
All Farm Hands Needed to Clean Up the Barn- All pitch in at the end of the night as the crew has been working
for days and we are plum tuckered out. The Parish
Hall has to be ready for coffee hour the next day.
Sunday Morning after- We also need fresh hands to help at 10 a.m. to put everything away in storage. We'll provide
lunch. Even if
you did not go to the event, you can
contribute with your time and effort to help us clean up.
Props Needed: Let Leslie Firth know if you have items we can borrow to decorate for the night. Examples:
of farm equipment, old saddles,
old signs, mason jars, quilts or blankets, washboards,
horseshoes, old crates, etc...
nothing precious or valuable, please.
Watch for FOTH news in the Sunday Bulletin, The Titus, the weekly 411 online newsletter, the monthly
For event questions, contact:
Leslie Firth, email@example.com, 925.314.3044
Tania Hanson De Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, 925.876.0433
For auction or web questions, contact:
Susan Cyr, email@example.com, 925.552.0335
of the Harvest 2015