Friday, July 18, 2008

Women Supporting Women Longaberger Basket & Dinner Event

Jane England or Debra Blair, Women Supporting Women, 410 548 7880,


Your community support group for women coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer,
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN along with THE AMERICAN DREAMS LONGABERGER BRANCH will bring humorist Carol Moore, MS RNC here for the 9th Annual Hope is on the Horizon on August 15th at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. Each year women come together in Friendship and Fun for this event. Live and silent auctions, a 50/50 and a Chinese Auction bring something for everyone.

Tickets are $60.00 and include: dinner, speaker, auctions and a filled Horizon of Hope Basket with protector. The doors open at 4:30 and dinner is at 6:00. It has been requested that you purchase tickets in advance in order for the proper number of Longaberger baskets to be obtained.
For more information call: Joyce Hickman at 410- 749-2147, or go to Joyce’s website: Tickets are also available at Women Supporting Women, 106 West Circle Ave., Salisbury, MD (410-548-7880).
This event is sponsored in part by the State Farm Insurance group in Salisbury, Apple Discount Drugs, Peninsula Cancer Center and Hill’s Drug Store of Easton.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Comment From Women Supporting Women

I received this nice comment from Ms. Jane England of Women Supporting Women concerning the Poker Run this past Saturday. Ms. England offers a list of the services they provide and I am sure there is much more as well. This BLOG will continue to support WSW and will post information about future events as they come available. Thank You Jane for your kind comments.

P.S. see the post below this one for more on Saturdays event.

j.england said...
Joe,Thank you for giving Women Supporting Women space on your Blog! The Motorcycle Ride of July 12 was our best attended yet! At the event , a few people asked me where the money that we raise goes. It goes directly to breast cancer survivors and their families as education, support, wigs, bras, hats, etc. all FREE to the survivor. Several people said to me, at the event, your group really helped my family when "Mom or Aunt Jane, etc." was diagnosed with breast cancer. That is what we do, and thank you to all the participants and volunteers at our 4th Annual Ride for Awareness! Jane England,WSW

Women Supporting Women 4th Annual Poker Run is an Outstanding Success

Before the sun rose this past Saturday morning the members of the Red Men Lodge # 149 in Fruitland were busy firing up the pits for BBQ chicken in preparation for the Women Supporting Women Poker run. 500 chicken halves were cooked over the coals and basted with some of the best chicken BBQ sauce in the area. In the first pic we see Mr. Bill Stevenson busy with a basting mop making sure the flavor of the sauce is properly introduced to each and every piece of chicken. Just for laughs I am told that picture of Mr Bill doing anything is quite rare and a good price could be demanded for this photo. Hmmmm, guess I'll have check the offers at the Lodge.
Next you can see the registration tent was very busy for most of the morning. A new record was set this year with a total of 243 entries! There was one biker from Richmond Virginia to the South and at least one entry had an address of Seaford Delaware. I have to say the ladies and volunteers working this event really hustled to keep things moving so the riders could get registered and on the road as quickly as possible.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes. This is just a sampling of the bikes in attendance. Many of the bikes came in and left as soon as they registered sometimes in groups of 15 or 20 at a time, so it was impossible to get a photo of all of them but let me assure you for a a couple of hours or more there were always plenty of motorcycles in the field adjacent to the Red Men's lodge. Talking to folks and taking photos was real easy too. Everyone was proud of their machine and there were plenty of beautiful bikes to see. I took a liking to this vintage 1970 Harley Davidson Electra Glide pictured here. This bike is owned by John Adkins and he tells me he has owned it for 24 years. The bike has 157,000 miles on it and is still going strong. I asked if he brought it on a trailer and he assured me he did not. "This is my Ride--period" he stated. "I use it all the time."

Mr Dave Suiter presents Ms. Sue Revelle of Women Supporting Women with a check for $500.00 from the local American Legion Post #64. The generous donation from the post was made in addition to Mr. Suiter personally participating in the poker run

As the riders returned to the Red Men Lodge they gathered under the pavilion and enjoyed the BBQ chicken prepared by the members of the Lodge and were entertained with music by a local DJ. Many, many local businesses had donated items for door prizes and tickets were drawn and prizes awarded. Following that a live auction was conducted with the the highlight was a beautiful leather jacket with a Budweiser Logo on the back donated by Eastern Shore Distributors in Salisbury. The winning bid for the
Jacket was $250.
The final event of the day was a 50/50 drawing that yielded an unexpected windfall. Mr. Jimmy Johnson (L) had won the top prize of $100 for the poker run and he decided to use the prize money to purchase 50/50 tickets. Mr Perry Willy (R) joined Mr. Johnson with another $100 purchase of tickets and offered a challenge to everyone in attendance to match the offer. In the end, the 50/50 jackpot was over $600.
When the winning ticket was drawn Mr Johnson was holder of the ticket. In an unselfish and generous gesture, Mr Johnson donated the winnings back to to Women Supporting Women for their cause. Pictured with Mr. Johnson and Mr. Willy is Benita Abbott. Benita, a member of the Wicomico Yacht Club, volunteered to help with the event. The Yacht Club was one of the stops on the Poker Run.
All in all it was a very good day. The weather was grand and the turnout was great. WSW is a phenomenal organization and this event helps them tremendously. I should note also this is a local organization and all the money they raise stays in the local area and the counseling and services they provide is 100% free to the patients in need.
Want to learn more? Write to:
Women Supporting Women
106 W.Circle Ave.
Salisbury, MD
Or call Women Supporting Women at 410.548.7880.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Poker Run! Women Supporting Women

July 12th--Redmens Lodge, Clyde Ave Fruitland.

Motorcycle Ride & Poker run for Women Supporting Women. This local organization servicing Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia supports and counsels victims of cancer. This is especially important in our area as for reasons not really known we have one the highest instances of cancer per capita in the entire nation. Much of the focus of Women Supporting Women is on Breast cancer but counseling and information is available are available for most other types of cancer as well.

Being a cancer survivor myself I appreciate the supreme effort of these ladies in their quest for comfort to those who suffer this dreaded disease.
If you like to ride a bike and would like to help this group with their worthwhile cause, please consider riding in the "Poker Run" this Saturday July 12th. The ride is about 80 miles long and takes about three hours beginning and ending at the Redmen Lodge in Fruitland. Scheduled stops include Bucks Store on Dublin Road in Somerset County, Spikes in Princess Anne, and Wicomico Yacht Club. Entry Fee for the run is just $15.00 and includes BBQ chicken supplied by the Redmen. There will be entertainment, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes as well.

Please come out this Saturday and enjoy the ride as well as supporting a worthy cause.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our History

I recieved this from a friend of mine who will be soon deployed to Afghanistan.
In his words........

"because this is why I fight for this country and what we all stand for."


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two >sons captured. > Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed, and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants.
Nine were farmers and large plantation owners - men of means, & well educated - but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas Mc Keam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

Many of us take these liberties so much for granted??..but we shouldn't. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July >holiday this year, and silently thank and pay honor to these patriots.
Reflect upon the significance of what they did. It's not much to ask, considering the price they paid FOR US.

Remember: Freedom is never free!