PRIDE runs many events throughout the year for both the benefit of our clients and fundraising purposes. Stay up-to-date on PRIDE events by joining the "Huntingdon County PRIDE" group on Facebook.
The annual PRIDE Telethon is a highly anticipated community event televised on the local Comcast Channel 17 and live from the Smithfield Firehall. The 2015 event raised over $160,000! The event combines a three day auction with a talent day in which many local organizations and individuals are featured. In addition, there are many special activities sponsored by businesses, individuals, organizations and schools in the days leading up to event. In the past, this event has raised approximately one-third of the annual operating budget for Huntingdon County PRIDE.
The 2016 Telethon dates are March 16, 17, 18, & 19.
Click here to check out items that have been donated for this year's auction.
‼PRIDE EVENT SPECIALS‼
Please help us to show our appreciation to those groups and individuals who work so hard on our behalf to host SPECIAL EVENTS for Telethon.
There is always much planning and preparation in addition to the event itself, in order to raise special event money which factors into our overall Telethon dollars total.
This year again, those who have stepped to the plate to host special events are as follows:
🎈🎨Sunday, February 28th⭐⭐⭐Kelly Kazora of Studio 115, Huntingdon, will host a PAINT FOR PRIDE party to be held at the Petersburg Legion, 2PM. Donation $35, supplies provided.
🍗🐓🍗 Sunday, March 6, 1to 3 PM. THE ANNUAL PRIDE WING OFF
Smithfield Fire Hall, $8.00 a dozen.
Join fellow wing lovers and sample and vote for the PRIDE 2016 Wing Champions in various flavor categories, as well as Best Overall, determined by the most ticket sales , 1 ticket = 1 vote, as the People's Choice. This popular event provides opportunities to sample some of the best wing selections available by local "Wing Specialists", and a super special thank you goes out to BRENNEMAN's MEAT MARKET for their contribution to this event. We hope to provide several bubble balls at the wing off and for a small contribution, get the opportunity to sample Your own bubble ball experience as well! (Must be over 16)
Saturday, March 19th will be the 3rd year of the "resurrection" of the PRIDE -WALK -A-THON and "MOBILE DANCE PARTY". Registration will be held from 9am - 10am at the bridge site. Walk begins promptly at 10am. DJ David Wessels and Zumba instructor Emilia Passalacqua Scaccia and maybe a Mascot or two, will be keeping the party alive for 5.2 miles - from the Iron Bridge on River Road in Alexandria into the Smithfield Firehall. No pre-registration, just show up with a donation that day. All ages welcome.
Prize incentives are offered to the highest pledge earners and THERE WILL BE a special category for the elementary schools. A DJ'ed Zumba Party will be offered for the elementary school that has the highest $ total of pledges collected.
PRIDE WALK T-shirts are $10. All sizes available! T-shirt orders due by March 4th at the latest.
🙆🏻👏😓Saturday March 12th gives us TWO events in which to work off the Wing Off calories.. (Not that there were many!!!) Zumba Instructor Mary Jane Smith will conduct a ZUMBATHON at the Huntingdon Area High School from 2 PM until 4. Here at PRIDE , anything beyond 3 minutes is SUPER HERO Status! To sign up or answer questions, you can call the PRIDE OFFICE AT 814-643-5724.
🏆🎽🏅Also March 12th, PRIDE will be sponsoring our hilarious, bouncing BUBBLE BALL INDOOR TOURNAMENT! This is great fun and equally funny to watch! This event will start at 10:00 AM at the Huntingdon Area Middle School. Teams will consist of 3, entry fee per team will be $150.00 and it will be a double elimination tournament style event.
ANNUAL events for which we are grateful include:
THE HUNTINGDON WOMENS' CLUB - 🎰QUILT RAFFLE.
Buy ticket chances for $1 on a beautiful quilt, given for this purpose each year. Ticket will be drawn and winner announced live, Saturday night , March 19th. Tickets available from any Huntingdon Womens' Club member or call the PRIDE office. 643-5724.
JACKSON'S PLACE -March 5th 🍲🐷 HAM POTPIE ... None better!! Chefs Jody, Jeff Jesse and Harley will have this delicious dish available to Eat-in or Take-out from noon until it is all sold. Just make a donation to benefit PRIDE AND HURRY BEFORE IT IS ALL GONE!
KIWANIS PENNIES For PRIDE - This event involves year round commitments to place, collect and tally jars of donated change from jars placed at numerous business sites county wide. Pennies CONTINUE to be collected all day Saturday, live at the Smithfield Fire Hall. We LOVE being able to see these kids in person, talk with them on air and share in their delight of helping others with their donations. So be sure to stop over in support of the amazing Kiwanians and have the kids do a little well tossing!
Speaking of tossing!, the PRIDE JAIL will once again hold those selfless captives, willing or not so willing to generously donate some time and effort on air Saturday to raise funds from their "bail money" for PRIDE. To send a family member, friends or maybe, not so friends!! to jail requires a $50 pledge... To be released with pride, $200 Freedom Costs require live or prearranged donations from the "inmates" (former!!) friends and sympathizers. It is a blast and inmates get a chance to plead their case on live TV. TO ADVANCE SCHEDULE A JAIL TIME FOR AN ARRESTEE WITH PLEDGE, Submit names and donation pledge amount to the PRIDE OFFICE, or Dorri Fortson and Jen Cowher, our fearless jail wardens OR CALL the Telethon LIVE 814-643-5001, Saturday March 19th, and make a jail pledge.
SPREAD SOME SPRINGTIME 🌼🌼as a pay it forward kindness OR for 🌼a friend, 🌼a family member or 🌼to brighten your own day with those eternally sunny daffodils. Flowers are $10 /bunch and can be ordered through Diane Snare at email@example.com or call the PRIDE OFFICE 643-5724. Additional daffodils will be available for sale at the Telethon.
MORE THANKS TO KIWANIS:
Kiwanis is hosting "Pictures with the Easter Bunny." This Event will be held at Danielle Lightner Photography, March 5th at 216 5th St in Huntingdon. From 11-2, come in and make a donation to PRIDE, and get your child's (or your own) picture with the Easter Bunny.
AND on , March 12th...Kiwanis will be standing outside of WalMart in Huntingdon, collecting pennies from 10-4.
AS ALWAYS, WE ENCOURAGE AND INVITE ANY AND ALL TO COME TO THE FIREHALL ON SATURDAY AND JOIN US LIVE TO SHARE YOUR SPECIAL TALENTS. (To perform on Telethon, a $50/1-2 persons or $75 for 3 or more group is required.)YOUR PERFORMANCE AND THE PLEDGE MONEY CALLED IN ON YOUR BEHALF, BENEFIT SO MANY AND CAN IMPACT LIVES BEYOND OUR AWARENESS. EACH AND EVERY EFFORT MADE BY ALL,TO RAISE THESE DOLLARS, IS A GIFT PAID FORWARD. PRIDE'S BLESSINGS ARE MANY AND WE THANK EACH OF YOU AS ONE OF OUR BLESSINGS.
TELETHON DATES: Auction; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. March 16-18, 4PM.
Talent, Awards and Fun: Saturday, 1PM. Comcast channel 17 and Online - Live- www.huntingdonpride.org. (Reminder, live auction bidding involves a several second delay. So close dollar bidding may not be recommended.) Arrangement for pickup and or shipping of successful online bid items are the responsibility of the recipient.
PRIDE OFFICE -814-643-5724. FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/huntingdoncountypride
Huntingdon County PRIDE, INC is an EOE, 501C3 registered Non Profit Organization and we are so proud to say, 100% of every dollar raised stays here in Huntingdon County to help fulfill our mission.