The 28th annual Holly's Club Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m., in the Clayton Fire Hall on Railroad Avenue in Clayton.
Over the past 28 years, the club’s Spring Fling silent and live auctions, baskets of cheer and Holly Tree raffles, fall fundraisers, and “Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It...or lie about it” projects have enabled the club to contribute not only service, but also financial support to various organizations and needs in the community. Well over $500,000 has been pumped back into the community and the state, making a phenomenal positive impact.
Previous beneficiaries have included Delaware Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, SOS (Show our Support) of troops at Dover Air Force Base, Kent General Pediatric Unit, Make-A-Wish Foundation, CampNew Hope, American Red Cross, Kent County SPCA, Alzheiemer's Associaiton, Meals on Wheels for the Mamie A. Warren Maturity Center, Mid-Del Chapter of Associaiton for the Rights of Citizens with Cognitive Disabilities, Leukemia Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Smyrna/Clayton, Bayhealth Early Detection Breast Cancer Program, American Diabetes Associaion Sugar Free Kids Program, Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Schlerosis Society, fire companies serving the Smyrna-Clayton community, the Smyrna-Clayton Ministerium, Smyrna Library, scholarships for local high school seniors, and the Holly's Community Fund which helps local families in need such as after a fire, or major medical expense.
The theme for the 2012 Spring Fling is “Know It, Fight It, End It: Holly’s Club Battles Pancreatic Cancer.” The primary recipient will be the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to provide resources, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. Unfortunately, this disease is affecting many families in the Smyrna-Clayton area and the Holly's are hoping to provide greater awareness of this disease. More details of this organization and their goals are available at www.pancan.com.
As always, the Holly's promise an outstanding food selection during the evening. An array of delectible appetizers will compliment the traditional hearty fare prepared by the awesome ladies of the Clayton Fire Company Auxiliary. Chocolate covered strawberries and other mouth-watering sweets will finish off the evening! There will be a cash bar and designated drivers will be available to drive you and your car home for a donation to the Clayton Fire Company.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased from Cindy Deakyne at 653-6519, or any Holly's member.
Corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Michele Anderson at 242-3085.