March 11th, 2011 by Conor
On Friday, March 4th we were reminded of how amazing the people of the valley are. 200 people gathered at the Red Jacket in support of Danny Toumarkine on his road to recovery. The evening was filled with silent and live auctions as well as dinner and live entertainment. The Dinner was prepared by the Red Jacket, music was performed by Ryan St Onge and Heather Pierson, as well as Sauce- The music was sponsored by Remax Presidential. Dutch Bloemen Winkel created all of the “Dannyesque” décor for the event and George Cleveland hosted a fantastic live auction. We are very thankful for these amazing sponsors of the event that made it possible.
Many different businesses and people in this valley and expanding throughout New England were instrumental in making this event successful. Highlighted throughout the live and silent auction were Solo, ELC Rafting, Glen Junction, The Kruysman Family, Flatbread Company, John Moriarty, The Charity Girls, Northern Extremes, Fischer Skis, IME, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Distributors, Terri Brooks, Kate Roden, North Country Fair Jewelers, Framed Art Super Store, Simple Designs, Nancy McClare, The UPS Store, Minuteman Press, Diane Harmon, Karen Stancik Photography, Old Port Jingles, Cranmore, Ham Arena, Jackson Ski Touring, The Manchester Monarchs, Sally Bags, Lochcarron of Scotland, Green Granite, Spruce Hurricane, Stan and Dan’s, Sue Ainsworth, Conway Family Dental Care, White Mountain Tattoo, Polly Allyn, Tuckerman Brewery, J Town Deli, CeCe Corp, Red Bull, Tuckerman’s Tavern, Delaney’s, Shannon Door, Meghan McClare, Shawnee Peak, Twombly’s Market, Sports Outlet, Stephi Reed Hastings, Burton, Matty B’s, Court Yard Café, The Penguin, The Music Shop, The Notchland Inn, 302 West Smoke House, Linda Sorensen, The Up Country, The Seasons Condominium Resort, Rupprecht, Drew Phillips Photography, Red Parka Pub, Settlers Green, North Conway Grand, Snowflake Inn, Inn at Jackson, Eastman Inn, Debony Salon and Day Spa, The Cut Off Salon and Day Spa, Frontside Grind, AppleBee’s, Green Thumb Farms, Cold River Vodka, White Mountain Hotel, Lupine Inc, Fryeburg Vet, WOKQ, Mount Washington Radio Group, Kheil Logging, Valley Vacation Rentals, Yankee Fleet, Holiday Inn, Gayle Baker’s Valley Travel, Snowflake Inn, Bernerhof Inn, Valley Originals, Jerry Baker, The Muddy Moose, Chef’s Market, Hillbillies Restaurant, Ski Works, Joe Jones, Zeb’s, Cava, Betsy Gaschott, Sugar Loaf, Ameoskeag Beverages, Earth and Fire, Story Land, Simple Designs and Sunshine Daydream Farm and Garden.
The night was a fantastic celebration of Danny’s road to recovery and we would like to thank the volunteers, donating businesses and individuals, as well as all of the people that turned out to support Danny and family.
Last but not least we would like to thank the events organizers: Staci Blair, Talia Brooks and Tom Jannuzzi. These are the people that made this event possible. They spent weeks of their time making sure that the event went perfectly. Thanks to them, it did.