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Do something fun -
                       for a good cause !!!

Here you will find A List of Dates ~ Ideas ~ Stories & Details
(Old & New / Past & Future)
Check for more Benefits/Fundraisers on the "Dance dates",
        "Holiday Stuff", "Car show", "Cruise nights" pages
                 & also see my "Links" page.
Please consider donating or volunteering - It feels sooooo good !!!
How can it be fun ???? Pick something you already love or try something new !

  • Quilting ~ Scrapbooking ~ Bingo ~ Penquin Plunges
  • Pig Roasts ~ BBQs ~ Spaghetti ~ Pancakes ~ Lobster
  • Chocolate ~ Chili ~ Steak ~ Ham ~ Fish Fry ~ Food!!!
  • Car Shows ~ Touch a Truck ~ Tip a Cop ~ Fill a Cruiser
  • Bring a Can ~ Fill the Boot ~ Toys for Tots ~ BINGO!
  • Help Soldiers ~ Wounded Warriors ~ someone we know.... 
  • Fashion shows ~ Hair cuts ~ Manicures ~ Red Carpets
  • Dances ~ Concerts ~ Comedy ~ Radiothons (TV too)
  • Hockey ~ Golf ~ Trap Shoot ~ Bowling ~ Save the Zoo
  • Save Horses ~ Save Dogs ~ Save Reptiles ~ Save Tigers
  • Paddle ~ Bike ~ Run ~ Hike ~ Walk, Walks & More Walks
  • Clean up ~ Donate ~ Pay it Forward ~ Just do it!


Ongoing =

  • Remember our Fallen... This Holiday PLEASE Place a Wreath... Wreaths Across America

  • The Pocono Wildlife is in need of all kinds of help - 
    "Sandy" left them with no power - Please help NOW!
    The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit organization.
    All donations are tax-deductible.
    email: Website: 

  • Quilts of Valor  (See Below)

  • EARS ~ Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary

  • DAWS - rescue in Danbury
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research,
    PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780

  • Save the Z00 - (Beardsley in Bridgeport, CT) (203)394-6565

  • to the Providence Animal Rescue League

  • ReHorse Rescue Ranch - POBox 494, Jamestown, CA 95327
                      Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. 

  • Know any women going through chemo therapy? "Cleaning For a Reason"
    This organization offers FREE housecleaning once a month for 4 months. 

More can be found by going to my "Links" page

June 2016 = NELOL

7/4 - Four on the Fourth Road Race - Chester, CT

July 23>31 - 13th Annual Sunflowers for Wishes - - 
           Jewett City, CT - for "Make a Wish"
9/10 - DAWS - 27th annual Walk for Animals (Danbury, CT)
10/1 - 5th Annual Pounding the Pavement for Pink - Veteran's Memorial Park, Seymour, CT 

10/8 - 3rd Annual Pink Hoedown - Peach Lake, North Salem, NY 


  • Sat, Mar 14, 2015 - Womens Tea For Cancer Patients at Griffin Hospital - Christ Church, Oxford, CT
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2015 - Fish & Chips - Oxford (see below)
@ HAYLOFT BARN, STURBRIDGE, MA - Join Me there!!!!
Can't go but would still like to help - Donations are accepted (and tax deductable) 
If you plan to attend but have not yet registered - please send it in ASAP.
Please tell Forty that you are with me so we can sit together - Space is limited.
Need a form - just email Forty at
  • 11/7/15 - Chili Cook-off - Christ Church, Quacker Farms, Oxford, CT
  • 12/5/15 - Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - Sherwood Is, Westport.


Stories & Details ~ Past, Present & Future 

"Quilts of Valor" ~ This is a really nice story in the News Times. The picture is of Fran Hendrickson of Danbury (in middle holding a quilt) with two ladies from the Newtown Senior Center where she gave a talk and helped their quilters get started. Thank you all for your support. Here's the newspaper article:
For information about Quilts of Valor, visit
For local QOV information, contact:
Fran Hendrickson (203) 797-4686
Nancy Parker
I am proud to have Fran Hendrickson as a Friend !


Fundraiser for Riverside Fire Dept.
Fish & Chips dinner
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Mar 20, 2015
151 Coppermine Road, Oxford, CT
$18 for adults 
(children can get grilled cheese) 



1st Sat of the month Dances + occasional Worshops
Catholic War Veterans' Hall. 161 Center Street. Pine Bush, New York
Thank you to all who have helped us support our Troops in the past...we look forward to seeing each and every one of you again! 
we just LOVE meeting new people!! 

Here's a little background info on Not Just Country Line Dancing:
We originated in April, 2004, in order to help Catholic War Vets Post 1937 continue its charitable works. 
All class proceeds benefit the Post for assorted charities, including the Soldiers' Fund.
This Fund has enabled the War Vets to ship hundreds  of "care" packages, weighing 20-25 lbs. each, to our servicemen & women in Iraq & Afghanistan, along with more than 50 baskets of necessities for the Wounded Warriors Program at West Point. 
All the donations from this workshop will go directly to the Soldiers' Fund.  Please come help support our Troops!


Penguin Plunges are for Special Olympics    (877)660-6667


    • September 3 > 5,  2010
      B-17G Flying Fortress  "Aluminum Overcast"

      Friday through Sunday at the Oxford Airport. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1443 is hosting the Salute to Veterans tour at the airport. Flights will be available at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. all three days. If there is demand, a flight at 12:30 p.m. will be scheduled, said George Daubner, program manager.  Self-guided ground tours of the plane will begin around 1 to 2 p.m. and will run to 5 p.m. If there is demand, tours will be open longer, he said.   Tours cost $5 per adult, and veterans and children under 8 can receive a tour at no charge. Prebook flights cost $359 for EAA members; $399, non-members. Walk-up flights are $385 for EAA members; $425, non-members.  For questions or reservations, visit online at or call (920) 371-2244.

Chickie Stockwell lost everything in a fire in 2008 -
Learn more about this legendary stock car racer (DANBURYARENA) at
IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT to the benefit,
You can send donations of money and/or Racearena memorabilia
to Chick Stockwell c/o (his son) Tom Stockwell,
66 Peter Road, Woodbury, CT 06798.
More in newspaper article - Danbury News Times


American Red Cross Blood Drive. Donors should be 17 years or older, weigh at least 110, and in good health.  Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids on the day of the donation. A single blood donation costs you nothing and can save up to three lives!  Please call 1-800-GIVE-LIVE or visit to make an appointment.