Monday, November 1, 2010

TBG Soiree

by Tiffany George

A very good friend, Ted Michael Everidge, tragically passed away on March 1, 2008 after being involved in a fatal motorcycle crash. Ted left behind his wife Brandi and two adorable children, Logan and Faith, who were 6 and 3 years old at the time. Ted was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was the kind of person to drop everything to lend you a hand, and to then make you feel as though it was you who had helped him. He loved life, worked hard, and sincerely felt happy about the goodness in the lives of others.

I have wanted to do something to benefit Ted's children for the past 2 years. I think of Ted all of the time, whether it is when I see a helicopter fly over head, reminisce about high school math or listen to a classic Springsteen song. And while I am happy to remember Ted, I wanted to do something more, and I think that a lot of people feel the same way. Ted was a hard-working, selfless, genuine friend who deserves to be honored, and this is my small contribution to that end.

I finally thought of this idea to basically have a party in his name, with the proceeds going to his children. I contacted the Rochester Elks who are generously donating the hall for the benefit, and then I sought out my favorite DJ, Tom Pomeroy, to request his services for the night. Everything fell into place and now we are on to publicizing the event.

The evening of Friday, November 19th will start out with a dessert bar, a cash bar and time to mingle with other guests. The raffle items will be introduced and shortly thereafter the dancing will begin. If you have questions on the specifics, please email me at

Here are the details for the night:

TBG Soiree

Where: Rochester Elks Lodge

When: Friday, November 19th

Time: 7 - 11 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door. We will also have various prizes up for raffle at the event, as well as a 50/50 raffle

Here are some great ways that you can help:

1. Purchase your tickets at the door

2. Spread the word!!! Print this flyer to promote the event to friends, family, and the community

3. Sign up to donate a dessert for the dessert bar. Please email Tiffany at to let her know what you plan to bring!

4. Sign up to donate a gift basket or certificate for the raffles!

Thank you so much for considering! We look forward to seeing you there!

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