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 2016 event raised over $170,000! 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 2017 Telethon dates are March 22, 23, 24, & 25.
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:
PRIDE WALL CARDS - The MEDICINE SHOPPE - Washington Street in downtown Huntingdon is selling PRIDE Wall cards. They are $1.00 each. Help cover their walls in cards!
Our friends at ABATE are having a hoagie sale to benefit PRIDE! Hoagies are $5.00 each. They are All American Hoagies on Pacifico rolls. Orders are due to Ed Wilson 599-0480 by February 21st, and they will be delivered on February 26th!
🍗🐓🍗 Sunday, March 12, 1 to 3 PM. THE ANNUAL PRIDE WING OFF
Smithfield Fire Hall, $9.00 a dozen.
Join fellow wing lovers and sample and vote for the PRIDE 2017 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.
Saturday, March 25th will be the 4th year 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. No pre-registration, just show up with a donation that day. All ages welcome.
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 25th. Tickets available from any Huntingdon Womens' Club member or call the PRIDE office. 643-5724.
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 25th, and make a jail pledge.
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 22-24, 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.