Alex Beaton to appear at
Gala Buffet Matinee to benefit The Family Tree
Alex Beaton will be the entertainer at a Gala Buffet Matinee on Saturday,
March 29, 2003 at the Lake Tomahawk Community Center, Black Mountain,
North Carolina. The event will begin at 6 PM with advance tickets only -
which include a Gala Buffet. The $32 tickets entitle you to the very
special concert and buffet. There will be a cash bar for wine, beer and
beverages. Evening attire is requested.
If you would like complete information, or if you wish to purchase
tickets, contact Udo & Bess Wilms at PO Box 0418, Weaverville, NC
28787-0404. You may email
Any profits will be donated (Hurrah!) to The Family Tree. (Hurrah!)
Very special donors save the day!
As I write this on 15 November, my hair has stopped turning gray for the
moment! Just yesterday, we were able to pay the printing bill and the
remainder of the mailing service charges for the October/November
publication - which is the way we always operate. We pay for the issue
AFTER it is done, except for postage deposits which must be done
So, paying for the last one, means that now we have to raise enough money
for our $5000 postage deposit which MUST be ready by the mailing date of
the paper. $5000 in three weeks is reasonable, but my hair was slowly
turning gray anyway.
This morning, I opened the mail and found a check for $1000 from a
wonderful friend in Atlanta who wishes to remain anonymous $4000 in three
weeks is even more reasonable! I know we'll make it now!
We had another most wonderful contribution this time from a lovely and
longtime supporter of The Family Tree from Delaware who wishes to remain
anonymous as well. That $2500 check went to the printing and mailing bills
This is always the scariest time of the year for us as most folks are
thinking of holidays and gifts and things for their families...and The
Family Tree goes way down on the list of priorities.
Somehow, so far, we have always had generous contributions from wonderful
people so we can print and mail one more issue! We've done it since 1990!
We could not have done it even the second time without you! This is the
72nd issue of The Family Tree...all because of you!