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Tay-Sachs Benefit Concert
Saturday, 25 August 2012, 10:00am - 08:00pm
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Blue Sky Vineyard is hosting the 7th Annual Benefit Concert in memory of Elise Ryne Rochman to raise money for funding the on-going research needed to find treatments and a cure for Tay-Sachs Disease.  All proceeds from raffle, auction, food sold outside, and one-third of all wine sales will go to Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation.  There will be a silent auction, raffle, and several bands have agreed to donate their time and talent for the event.

For more information on this disease visit Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation or www.caringbridge.orgvisitbabyelise.

FREE Admission

Local Artisans

Music:  TBA - Numerous bands donate their time and talent for this benefit.

Food:  100% of the food purchased outside goes to finding a cure.

Wine Sales & In House Food

1/3 of all wine and in-house food sales will be donated to the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation.

Toss for Tay-Sachs Tournament

$50.00 per Co-Ed Couple

Registration is from 10:30am - 12:30pm.

Tournament begins at approximately 1:00pm.

Silent Auction (10:00am - 5:30pm) - Over 200 Items

Last year's silent auction items included:

  • Private Jet Service for 7 Within a 1200 Mile Radius of Marion, Illinois

  • Recliner

  • Cabin Stay in Saugatuck, Michigan

  • And over 200 more items!

If you are interested in making a donation for this year's festival please contact Fern Palmer at Rochman Investment Group at 618-457-4334.

You can also make donations directly to the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation using PayPal.



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