NewDay Foundation thanks concert supporters
Again we celebrated another successful concert with the 13th Annual NewDay Concert Fundraiser on April. 30. A sincere thank you to everyone who attended, supported and donated. To Brad Hindsley and Sara Burgess for chairing the event — a very special thanks. Brad also provided appetizers for more than 300 guests. Great music by Matt Kennedy and Friends, Cripple Creek and NewDay Band was enjoyed all evening. Many hours are spent in preparation by the musicians from many miles away.
A big thank you to Jim Kabacinski for the use of the Silver Palace and to his staff for the beautiful set up. Special platters of homemade cookies were donated by the ladies of the Door Village United Methodist Church for each table. Many generous local businesses donated raffle baskets as well as handmade items from many donors. Our young ticket people were very much appreciated to help with the success of the evening. Trish Wainscott donated her time for the live auction.
The Connie Yagelski-Marhanka music scholarships, $1,000 each, were awarded to Caitlin Stout of South Central who will be attending Ball State University and Sara McMahon of LPHS who has been accepted to IU Jacob School of Music. A special thank you to Chris Yagelski for preparing and presenting the scholarship applications to all La Porte County High Schools.
The effort of the NewDay Foundation is 100 percent volunteer. All proceeds will assist local cancer patients and their families with financial and physical support as the struggle with the everyday challenges of cancer. All monies stay local as the need is great in our community. Last year we helped more than 90 clients spending approximately $45,000. Your continued support is needed so we may continue this mission of Door Village UMC and NewDay Foundation. This dreaded disease touches each one of us directly or indirectly.
We are truly blessed to have the support of each and every one of you! Together…we are making a difference.
Blessings to all.
Cathy Day, president
Joyce Marhanka, secretary