LRE Ground Services Makes Donation to Help Fund the Effort
Brooksville, Florida (January 27, 2014) – Live Oak Theatre and Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge are collaborating on a fundraiser to help those employees of Papa Joe’s affected by the Friday morning fire that engulfed Papa Joe’s restaurant. Live Oak Theatre and Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge have arranged for the manufacture of 1,000 t-shirts. They will be sold at various outlets with “all” net proceeds going to the employees.
T-shirts are $15 each or two for $20. Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge is underwriting the production cost and Live Oak Theatre is organizing the manufacture and distribution. LRE Ground Services has made a substantial donation to help defray costs and allow for larger net proceeds going to the employees.
The fundraiser is the brainchild of David Heggland of Logo Outfitters and Randi Olsen, artistic director of Live Oak Theatre, who contacted LOTs communications director Vince Vanni and John Ehlenbeck of the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge. David and Randi are members of Divine Music trio, with Jessica Giarrantana Lucas.
“Papa Joe and his staff were early and steadfast supporters of Live Oak Theatre. It’s time for us to give back,” said Randi Olsen. Papa Joe Giarrantana is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge.
T-shirts will be available at the following locations:
· Capricci Gifts, at 6230 Spring Lake Highway in Brooksville. Capricci Gifts is located next to Papa Joes and is open from 1 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday.
· January 30 at 11 am and January 31 at 7 pm at the Live Oak Theatre? YWAM performances of Judah Ben Hur, 200 Mt Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601
· February 1 – Papa Joe’s parking lot, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville, Florida 34601
· Additional locations will be announced as they become available.
A trust fund is being set up for the benefit of the employees. People wishing to pay by check should make them payable to Papa Joe’s Relief Fund.
For more information call Papa Joe Giarrantana at 352-585-7557. Those wishing to purchase large amounts of t-shirts should email VinceVanni@tampabay.rr.com.