Jesters Gala Party Night Is Tomorrow!


Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2013, Sponsored by Glencore International and Canadian Jackalope Open

As soon as the fair was behind us on Sunday, September 8th, we started to ease off on the throttle to take a deep breath and pull over.  After all, we had negotiated the most difficult part of the ride and wanted to take advantage of the small window we had to decelerate. We knew it was but a fleeting respite before we would have to hit the road once more. And now that time has come; our destination is only a day away and its time to twist the throttle again.

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 21st, will be the third year since our Pub Night morphed into the Gala Party Night and moved to the Aranda Ballroom at the Amari Orchid Pattaya. The evening is a celebratory one with great food, drink, entertainment and mingling. And, of course, it will be this year’s second major fund-raising event for underprivileged children in need of safe shelter, education and special schooling for the disabled.

Ross Halfin signed photo of Led Zeppelin about to go on stage for their 2007 reunion Celebration Day.Ross Halfin signed photo of Led Zeppelin about to go on stage for their 2007 reunion Celebration Day.

One of the ways we will be raising funds on the evening, besides the charge of admission, will be through the bidding on auction items. Only 10 will be done live, like last year, while the remaining 17 items will be bid on silently. If you would like to make a pre-bid on any of these items, please go to our website.

The other way to help us raise funds is by buying grand raffle tickets at the gate and/or inside the ballroom during the festivities up until 10:30. Soon after that, we will draw the top prizes publicly and the rest will be posted on a whiteboard. By the way, you do not have to be present to win; just be sure you have your name and contact on all of your tickets.

Diamond ring 18 carat white gold with 70 diamonds surrounding center stone, 90 points in total donated by Steve Hanchon.Diamond ring 18 carat white gold with 70 diamonds surrounding center stone, 90 points in total donated by Steve Hanchon.

Once again Russell Jay will be the emcee for the evening, Mark Rogers will do the auctioning and Richy, our entertainment coordinator, has another great line-up, not only musically, but also a bit of comedy too.

Oh, by the way, our host, the Amari Orchid Pattaya, is putting on complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks for the reception between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. And then when you enter the ballroom for the buffet dinner, the drinks, beer and wine, are on us.

Once again we are revving up for the next ride tomorrow night and hope you can make it too. By the way, there are still seats available, so if you want to come along too, please contact Debs at [email protected] .info or call Debs at 089 9825814.

If you would like more information about this event and/or the charity drive, please go to www.care4kids. info and And don’t forget, you can still make a donation, year-round, at [email protected]

Antique Burmese tattoo needles in frame donated by Mark Gorda.Antique Burmese tattoo needles in frame donated by Mark Gorda.

The 10 items for the live auction and the bids on them, as of September 5th, are as follows:
Item Donator Bids 15/09/13
Jimmy Page signed Lucifer Rising vinyl Jimmy Page 10,000 baht
Kiss signed poster from Sonic Boom Euro Tour 2010 Ross Halfin 3000 baht
Ross Halfin signed photo of Ross Halfin 5000 baht
Jimmy Page with the Black Crowes
Ross Halfin signed photo of Led Zeppelin at O2 reunion Ross Halfin 20,000 baht
18 Karat white gold Diamond (1.75 karat) ring Steve Hanchon 17,000 baht
Ross Halfin signed Cleveland Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Ross Halfin 6000 baht
Derek Jeter signed New York Yankee jersey Rick Moren 18,000 baht
Replica of Jimmy Page’s dragon electric guitar Niven Walters 15,000 baht
Michael Jordan signed photo in case Howard Appledorf 5000 baht
Jimmy Page signed Celebration Day set of CD/DVD Jimmy Page 5000 baht


Here are the top raffle prizes:
Prize Donator
– Honda PCX 150 Jesters MC
– 32″ Samsung TV Neil Sandilands
– Trip for 4 to River Kwai Judi McNamara
– Samsung Galaxy Tab II Jeff Paladeau
– Nirvana Resort, Koh Chang. 2 nights, inc.
ABF and dinner for 2 PAX Nirvana Resort
– Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort & Spa,
2 night stay in a Superior Bungalow including ABF Voucher Pinnacle Hotels
– Bangkok Pattaya Hospital voucher worth 5,000 baht BKK Pattaya
– Wine & Dine Menu including wine for 1 PAX Casa Pascal
– Pattaya Pickle Hamper Pattaya Pickle
– Casa Pascal Daily BBQ Breakfast & BBQ Lunch Buffet for 4 PAX Casa Pascal