Jesters’ Gala Party Night is Tomorrow already!

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Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2012, Sponsored by Glencore International and Canadian Jackalope Open

Our Fair, the event that requires the most planning and causes the most anxiety, primarily about the weather, has been successfully accomplished and is finally behind us. Now its time to bring on our celebratory fund-raiser, which, oh, by the way, is tomorrow night, Saturday, September 22nd at the Amari Orchid Pattaya.

This is our second year since transforming the traditional Pub Night into a Gala Party Night, which now also includes a sit-down international buffet dinner, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and live entertainment. We know you like the makeover too, as this event is once again sold out!

Jimmy Page came back to play some more on the guitar he is donating. Jimmy Page came back to play some more on the guitar he is donating.

The marathon auction, which previously dominated recent Pub Nights, is now gone. The new emphasis is to keep you entertained throughout the evening, and towards that end, Richy has booked an all-star line-up for the bill, including the popular BBLT as headliner.

Of course, the goal is still to raise funds on the night for underprivileged kids in need of safe shelter and education, so the auction will go on as usual but significantly abbreviated. Only 10 items will be publicly auctioned by Mark Rogers, who also assisted us last year. The rest of the 15 items will be bid on via silent auction in the back of the ballroom throughout the evening.

The top auction item this year, and arguably the best item we have ever had since our inception in 1998, is the signed guitar by Jimmy Page. This guitar has been the one that has accompanied him during his Southeast Asia travels. He donated this guitar earlier in the year, and recently, was back again so he could play it some more with the intention to increase its value.

There are more fabulous auction items too, such as a diamond ring, a Wayne Gretzky signed jersey, a Man United signed jersey by all squads in 2011, a fully working replica of a 1900’s motorcycle and a Shaq signed basketball.

The other way we will raise money on the night is through grand raffle ticket sales. And to help spur those sales, the top prize this year is a flashy red Honda PCX 150, donated by the Jesters. There are many other great prizes too, such as vouchers for car rentals, hotel stays and domestic excursions.

Please remember that you do not have to be present to win, which is why we ask you for your name and contact details filled in on all tickets. Winners’ names will be posted in next week’s issue of the Pattaya Mail as well.

The festivities start at 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Aranda Ballroom, which is located between the Tower Wing of the resort and the Mantra. Around 8 p.m., we will enter the ballroom for dinner, as Russell Jay, our host for the evening, begins the welcoming formalities, which will then be followed by the entertainment program and the start of a fun-filled evening.

The best way to get to the Amari by vehicle is to go past the Dolphin Circle towards Beach Road. The first left is the original entrance to the hotel and now is referred as the Garden Wing. This locale offers the most parking spaces and involves a short walk down past the swimming pools to the venue.

There is also some parking in the Mantra and around the Tavern by the Sea on the beachfront.  Please look for our banners and logos.

If you would like more information about this event and us in general, please visit our website at www.care4kids.info or www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids.

Alternatively, you can email us at vicechairperson @care4kids.info or call Debs at 0899825814.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Grand Raffle Prizes

No. Prize Donator
1 Honda PCX 150 Jesters MC
2 Q Cars Rental Voucher – valued at 25,000 baht Q Cars
3 Q Cars Rental Voucher – valued at 25,000 baht Q Cars
4 Trip for 4 to River Kwai Judi McNamara
5 Bangkok Hospital Pattaya check up voucher Bangkok Hospital
6 Pinnacle Koh Tao Resort, 2 night stay in a Superior Bungalow including ABF Pinnacle Hotels
7 Nirvana Resort, Koh Chang. 2 nights, inc. ABF and dinner for 2 PAX Nirvana Resort
8 Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa, 2 night stay in a Superior Bungalow including ABF Pinnacle Hotels
9 Mens Harley Davidson Black Flame Watch Jamie Lebeda
10 Pinnacle Samui Resort & Spa, 2 night stay in a Superior Bungalow including ABF Pinnacle Hotels
11 21″ Flat screen TV Erle
12 Pinnacle Lumpinee Hotel & Spa, 2 night stay in a Pinnacle room including ABF Pinnacle Hotels
13 Canadian souvenir bag Jeff Jester
14 Casa Pascal – “Terrace BBQ Grill with Salad Buffet” (food only) for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
15 Casa Pascal – “Terrace BBQ Grill with Salad Buffet” (food only) for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
16 Casa Pascal – “Terrace BBQ Grill with Salad Buffet” ( food only) for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
17 Casa Pascal – “Terrace BBQ Grill with Salad Buffet” (food only) for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
18 Casa Pascal – “Terrace BBQ Grill with Salad Buffet” (food only) for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
19 Casa Pascal –  “Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet” for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
20 Casa Pascal –  “Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet” for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
21 Casa Pascal –  “Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet” for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
22 Casa Pascal –  “Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet” for 2 PAX Casa Pascal
23 Casa Pascal –  “Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet” for 2 PAX Casa Pascal

Auction Items

No. Description Donator Current Bid
2 Jimmy Page signed guitar Jimmy Page ß220,000
3 Jimmy Page signed Death Wish II album Jimmy Page ß15,000
4 Football (Soccer) signed by The Football Legends Tour of Thailand 2012 inc. Pat Murray and Peter Rnic Lounge/Sawadee Pattaya ß0
5 Shaquille O’Neal Signed Basketball c/w Cert. of Authenticity Jeff Paladeau ß5,000
6 Ernie Banks signed mounted photo Howard Appledorf ß3,000
7 Gordie Howe signed jersey Gorda ß12,000
8 Wayne Gretzky signed jersey Gorda ß15,000
9 Joe Fraser signed mounted photo Howard Appledorf ß7,000
10 Tony Dorsett signed mounted photo Howard Appledorf ß2,000
11 Mickey Mantle signed mounted photo Howard Appledorf ß6,000
12 Joe Montana (San Francisco 49’ers) Signed Football c/w Cert. of Authenticity Jeff Paladeau ß7,000
13 Zeppo Marx canceled check Howard Appledorf ß6,000
14 Antique Miniature Grandfather Clock Gorda ß6,000
15 Epiphone by Gibson Les Paul Classic guitar Peter Windgasse ß18,000
16 Signed Ross Halfin Photo of Jimmy Page Jimmy Page ß11,000
17 Yani Tseng signed shirt Egon Nielson ß1,000
18 Harley Davidson Watch Jamie Lebeda ß6,000
19 Framed black and white painting on canvas purchased on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City Gorda ß0
20 Framed signed photos of Mark ‘jacko’ Jackson doing his famous headstand, Warwick Capper and Roger Rogerson’s book. Judi McNamara ß0
21 Ladies’ Traditional engagement diamond ring Steve Hanchon ß30,000
22 Motorized bike Jesters ß20,000
23 Tibetan copper scroll cases Mike Solomon ß4,000
24 Signed Man United jersey by all squads in 2011 Darren McGarry ß10,000
25 Genuine Qantas Wallabies rugby shirt signed by team and coach Robbie Deans Linden ß0