Thank you to the hundreds of individuals who attended the benefit concert for Old North St. Louis Restoration Group this past Saturday or supported the event in other ways.
We especially want to thank the bands for performing for us:
Last to Show First to Go (in the photo below)
…including Old North resident Phil Valko (shown below)
…and, all the way from Athens, Georgia, Five Eight (shown below)
We also need to acknowledge that none of this would have come about had it not been for the initiative and tireless efforts of ONSLRG Board Member Doug Rasmussen (in the knit cap below):
Thanks also to ONSLRG’s staff, including interns, who handled a lot of the event prep, from recruiting raffle prizes to promoting ticket sales all the way through to staffing the merchandise table and clean up after the event.
Thank you also to Chris Bay and KDHX for tremendous assistance with the planning and coordination of logistics and arranging the venue, and so much more. (Chris really was there at the event, but we neglected to capture a photo of him.) Speaking of the venue, thank you to Plush St. Louis for really cool space for the event and for handling all of the ticket sales.
A key piece of the advance promotions involved professionally designed flyers and posters, thanks to the creative talent of ONSLRG Board Member Bryan Reckamp.
In addition to all named above, we also received additional support from Schlafly Beer, Chase Park Plaza, and the following raffle prize donors: the Fountain on Locust, St. Louis Cinemas, Lodge of the Four Seasons, Morgan Ford Massage & Spa, Ameristar Casino, and anonymous others who donated St. Louis Blues tickets and a Toshiba laptop and HP printer.
Congratulations to the following winners of raffle prizes:
- Julie Cole
- Jill Delston
- Leslie Duling
- Betsy Havens
- Julie Lawson
- Linda Quinn
- Colleen Thomas
We also are incredibly grateful to all of you who came out to attend the event - a great crowd that included Old North residents, friends from other neighborhoods, community development partners, and staff from a variety of other organizations working with ONSLRG.
Proceeds from the concert ticket sales, raffle, and other contributions from individuals who could not attend all add up to help us cover a variety of the operating costs necessary for our comprehensive, neighborhood-wide revitalization work. Saturday’s event was a great help. But we still have a ways to go to make up for some funds that we did not receive this year that had been committed at the time we prepared our budget for the year. If you could not attend the event but still want to support ONSLRG’s ongoing initiatives which are revitalizing the physical and social dimensions of Old North, please click HERE or on the image below to make a secure, online contribution right now.
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