We've got a GREAT update to share! But I'm going to save it for just a moment while I tell you about some other important things the Friends and Family for Frank benefit is doing right now in support of Frank.
We've raised a lot of money so far, but we still have a long ways to go and a lot of bills to pay off for Frank and his family. So we've got a couple more fundraisers lined up ... emphasis on FUN!
FIRST, we're having a big PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND YARD SALE May 18, at the Lebanon Valley Youth for Christ building on Grace Avenue in Lebanon. Here are the details:
BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND YARD SALE (link: http://on.fb.me/18dfOUd)
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
WHERE: Lebanon Valley Youth for Christ, 1691 Grace Ave., Lebanon
WHAT: Combination breakfast (pancakes, bacon, fruit, orange juice, and coffee or tea) and yard sale (featuring gently used goods, probably lots of clothing, and maybe some classic vinyl records!).
HOW MUCH: Breakfast is $7 for adults and kids 13 or older, $5 for kids 6 through 12, free for children 5 and under. You can rent your own yard sale table for $10 to sell your stuff. If you're coming to browse the goods, the yard sale items are priced to sell, baby!
ADDITIONAL INFO: All profits from breakfast and yard sale table rentals go to Frank and his family. Sellers keep all profits from any goods they sell. Let us know if you want to donate food or rent a table!
SECOND, about a mile and a half away (as the crow flies) or 3.2 miles away if you want to drive on roads instead of through private farmland, a BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT is also happening.:
BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT AND BAKE SALE (link: http://on.fb.me/1044qU7)
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. until ... whenever it ends!
WHERE: Heisey's Diner Field, 1740 Rt. 72, Lebanon
WHAT: Enjoy watching a blast of a baseball tournament: Between 10 and 12 teams will battle for a cash prize! It should be a beautiful day. You don’t want to miss it!
HOW MUCH: Free to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the game! Baked goods will vary in price. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. If you want to play … please see below.
ADDITIONAL INFO: A few more teams are desired! The cost is $100 per team plus $10 for the ump each game (an additional $20). If you’d like to play, tell us, and we’ll put you in touch with the right folks. If you have a table we can borrow to sell baked goods from at the game, let us know!
Also, in case you're waiting or wondering: The "Keep Calm and Fight for Frank" T-shirts you've come to know and love should arrive by the end of the week. We're working on a good pickup time and location and will let you know we figure it out.
Anyway, here's the BIG, GOOD NEWS: After weeks in the hospital, some very frightening days of uncertainty, and an awful lot of prayer and support...
Frank is coming home on Friday, May 3!
Not sure when he'll be taking visitors or showing up at church, but believe me, he's ready to be home. I know people throw the term around a lot, but Frank's journey (our collective journey!) has been "epic" in every sense of the word. What an incredible reminder of God's blessings, and to me, a constant encouragement to be a blessing to others. We've still got more love to show Frank, the local community, and (hopefully through our family and friends) the rest of the world too!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more! (link: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsAndFamilyForFrank)