NET PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO “OPERATION HOME ALONE!”
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.
TEA TALK TIME SEATED DISCUSSION & EDUCATIONAL FORUM 4-5pm
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!
“OPERATION HOME ALONE”
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. ~~
NOMINEES to receive a “TURKEY GRAM”
From volunteers dressed as Pilgrims & Indians bearing Thanksgiving meal & offerings of flowers, song, poetry certificate from the “Turkey Tribe” (read below), Turkey Beads & visitation!
OUR TURKEY MASCOTS WILL BE ABOARD EACH TROLLEY!
“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 RochelleShows@yahoo.com
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.
~MONETARY SPONSORS STILL NEEDED~
~ Here is the poem that we give to each nominee. It was written by local resident Christine Tozzo of Sarasota. www.Rhymesforreasons.com
TURKEY GRAM 2010
This Certificate is Awarded to “Nominees Name”
Thanksgiving Day is a time for reflection ~ On all of the memories of fond recollection ~