Saturday November 20th LongevitTea Party to Benefit Operation Home Alone

Sarasota Florida

Seeding Memories of Happiness on Thanksgiving!      
The 4th Annual Turkey Trolley “Operation Home Alone” hits home with local residents Dr. Pamela & Dale Robbins. Their story is a tragic one that has impacted so many in our community. The experience of such profound loss with the recent death of their son 17 year old Alton Yung, a Pine View School student, has been an emotional challenge to the Robbins family.  Quoted in the Sarasota Herald Tribune March 17, 2010 Yung’s stepfather Dale Robbins writes “In his brief life, he has touched countless people.” Now Dr. Pamela & Dale Robbins of Longevity Wellness Clinic are contributing to the communities 4th Annual Turkey Trolley “Operation Home Alone” outreach.  “If we can help make this a success and give someone a day of happiness, then that’s what we’re going to do!”  Bridging the divine line and touching the lives of those in the community as Alton has done, is in itself a way to continue on the memory of Alton Yung. The extension of the Robbins gracious donation will seed many memories of happiness through this holiday season.    ~ The “LongeviTea Party” to be held on Saturday November 20th


Registration Starts at 3pm

Meet & Mingle from 3-4pm in the tasting room at the TEA HOUSE at ASIAN ARTS 5437 Fruitville Road FloridaTea & Tidbits will be provided.


Experience the exotic tastes from various regions around the world.  Unique tea’s including Moroccan Mint, Temple of Heaven Gunpowder, Traditional English & Orthodox Asian Samplers, Ancient Forest Yunnan, Snow in the Tropics, Fuzzy Navel, Buddah’s Cup, Holy Detox, Vanilla Black Organic among others.  

 Q & A Tea Tastings continued through 6pm

COST $9.95 Per Person ~ Participants will also receive a gift from Longevity Wellness Clinic.

Preview opportunity for the Traditional 4th Annual “Turkey Trolley” Operation Home Alone Transport will be on location!  

Board the Trolley and meet the Turkey Mascot! 


Since 2007  “People in the community, for the community.”

~~ Nominate someone who is home alone!  This is not based on economic standing.  Our primary focus has been to help offset seasonal depression. ~~


From volunteers dressed as Pilgrims & Indians bearing Thanksgiving meal & offerings of flowers, song, poetry certificate from the “Turkey Tribe” (read below), Turkey Beads & visitation!


“I started this program in 2007 after realizing how many people were home alone on Thanksgiving.  To be alone for many, is a sad start to the holidays.  I decided then that I would do my part to help make a difference and bring a bit of  joy to those in the community. Since then hundreds seeking to help show up on Thanksgiving Day to provide true community compassion & warmth to others.” remarks Rochelle Herman, program developer.

WHEN: Thursday November 25th

WHERE: Delivering to nominees in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Osprey, Nokomis & Lakewood Ranch.

Thanksgiving Day Meet Streetside of Mattisons City Grille, 1 North Lemon Avenue Sarasota.

TIME: Start up 9am ending 4pm

RSVP 941-730-5555 or

NEW ~ Cattleman Cafe & Pizzeria owner John Tatum has offered to open his shop to prepare & deliver pizza’s for Trolley volunteers during break time at The Big Cat Habitat for a surprise “Feast with the Beasts!” 

Volunteers & local businesses committed to the 4th annual Rochelle Shows Charity “Turkey Trolley” includes; Mattison’s City Grille, FedEx, All Faiths Food Bank, Whole Foods Market, Beneva Flowers,  Pinchers Crab Shack, Cattleman Cafe & Pizzeria, Easter Seals,  Starbucks, Doc’s Dermatology, Longevity Wellness Clinic, Rogan & Associates, LTM Party Store, Madfish Grill, Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Natural Awakenings Magazine, GEICO became a major contributor with a recent donation of $1,000, along with Rooks Advertising Agency, Medallion Homes and Florida Homes Magazine. 

Local volunteers have included Dr. Dave Marshall Assistant Principle of Braden River High School along with his wife Debbie,  Joyce Stone of Sarasota has been busy working on handmade Pilgrim & Indian hats & headresses  for participants! 

~ FedEx to assist as an extention  of the Rochelle Shows Charity Turkey Trolley with a fleet of FedEx trucks on day of event.  

All Faiths Food Bank will be providing Mattisons chefs with additional food allowing them to prepare double the amount of meals that we delivered last year!  Since 2007 we were limited to 40 dinners each year.  Volunteers in past years have made the trek to reach those nominated that lived further out than the trolley’s could reach. With FedEx offering to deliver outward bounds, the volunteers can now stay together on this outreach.  


 ~ Here is the poem that we give to each nominee.  It was written by local resident Christine Tozzo of Sarasota. 


 This Certificate is Awarded to “Nominees Name”

Thanksgiving Day is a time for reflection ~ On all of the memories of fond recollection ~ 

You may feel alone but there are people who care! ~ We’re pilgrims and indians with this message to share…..Paying homage to you for just who you are ~ Wishing you blessings on a bright shining star! 

Happy Thanksgiving ~ And all things good and bright! 

May peace, love and happiness ~ Turn every darkness to light! 

The “Turkey Trolley Tribe” November 2010