Thursday, November 18, 2010

Third Thursdays at Chick-fil-A

Remember, both South Orlando locations of Chick-fil-A (on Orange Avenue and SOBT) will donate all proceeds from sales made between 5pm and 8pm every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Be sure to tell your order taker that you are a supporter of Pine Castle Pioneer Days to make sure your receipt gets added to our total!

For more information, please email

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finance committee meeting

The Team hosted our finance committee meeting today in their offices at 6019 South Orange Avenue.

Preliminary figures from the recent "Cocktails for a Cause" fundraiser were the primary focus of discussion.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Greenwood Cemetery connections

We are trying to identify all the Pine Castle pioneers who are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in downtown Orlando to prepare an historic tour of the grounds. Following is the list we've put together so far. Can you add to it?

* William R. & Sarah L. Anno
* Isaac & Sallie Aten
* James M. Blitch
* Lizzie Lester Fain
* A.F. & Nancy Hansel (+ son)
* William M. & Sarah Hansel (+ son)
* Will & Mary Harney
* Alice Young Leake
* Paul & Alice Macy (+ son)
* John W. Matchett (+ 3 wives & children)
* James R. & Frances Montague
* Jay Judson Newell
* Frances Pitts
* Daniel W. & Virginia B. Prescott (+ children)
* Dr. O.P. & Jane Preston
* William M. & Mary Randolph
* Benamin M. & Frances Robinson
* James W. & Amanda White (+ sons)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Barberville, anyone?

If anyone is planning on attending the folk festival at Barberville in Volusia County this weekend, please do some scouting for vendors and demonstrators who might be appropriate for Pioneer Days.

Collect their business cards, if possible, and email their contact information to

We need recruits to fill up booth space!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Cocktails for a Cause"

Thanks to The University Club in downtown Orlando for hosting our big fundraising event this evening!

Musical entertainment was organized by local artist Joe Waller, who is also coordinating music for our festival in February.

Several enthusiastic supporters of Pioneer Days appeared in period costume for the event, including: Ginger Rudiger, Susie Mosholder, Ben Bateman, Tom Tart, and Betsy Story.

Local historian Sharon Wilson provided a CD of festival images to serve as a backdrop for the event.

The silent auction portion of the evening exceeded fundraising expectations, as did direct cash donations and sponsorship subscriptions.

Local art student Charity Hill was recognized for her acryllic interpretation of the original Pine Castle, which served as a certpiece of the auction.

More than anything, the organizing committee was pleased by the level of "friendraising" that took place at this event!

For more information on how YOU can get involved, please email

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

General planning session

Belle Isle City Hall hosted our monthly general planning session this afternoon.

The meeting was focused on last minute preparations for tomorrow night's big "Cocktails for a Cause" fundraising event at The University Club.

For more information, email

Monday, November 1, 2010

Silent auction items

We have a preliminary list of all the items to be included in the silent auction at our big November 4th "Cocktails for a Cause" fundraiser at The University Club.

And, the list keeps growing with last minute donations.
For more information about any of these items, or to make a tax-deductible cash donation in support of our next festival, please email