Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

2020 Zoo Run Safari for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle

Written by  November 1, 2020

  Saturday, October the 17th, the Veterans Brotherhood was the host venue for the Zoo Run Safari for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle, with proceeds going to Children's of Alabama as the second half of the Zoo Run events.

 

  We spent countless hours traveling and gathering, thankfully, we've had the same loyal, generous donors for the past several years, with a few new ones thrown in the mix, just for good measure. One of this years "newbie's" was Allen Iron Works in Tarrant, we discovered them purely by accident on the way to another pick up location, but we're very glad and thankful to have found them. The 2 items we got from them were so nice that we decided to pull them aside and hold them for the Auction/Dinner at the Indy weekend, which is also a fundraiser event benefiting Children's of Alabama, only those people come prepared to drop some serious funds into the donation kitty.

  We cooked Chicken Noodle soup and a pineapple cheesecake to feed everyone and Jane brought a couple more cheesecakes; that was totally not planned, but not only funny, it worked! 

The Alabama football game was on the big screen so we timed things during commercials and half time, and threw in a 50/50 draw, just coz we could, and our helper, Jane, ended up taking that home with her.

  There was a whole truckload of stuff to raffle off; tools, dinner gift cards, car wash kits (several of those). Another of our new donors this year was Napa in Centerpoint, they donated something like 10 little car wash kits in their own little boxes, really nice. The Auto Parts places gave us several buckets filled with car wash "stuff", air tanks, floor mats, coffee & mugs from Starbucks, t-shirts & hats, socks, model cars and battery chargers. Then there were our liquor donors, big favorite of most of the bikers, Cindy Lou, who always brings a wide array of liquor including the coveted crystal Shull Vodka (which one of our other helpers, Jean won in the raffle), The Veterans Brotherhood riders, The American Legion Post #107 riders in Leeds and post #255 in Fultondale riders, Duckie's Bar and Corbin Farms Winery.

  This year there were 8 chances to take home some sort of alcohol. The Legion post usually pre sells tickets so they're in on the action as well, not only making the donation but also buys lots of chances. They also have their own charity works with children, one of which is a booze raffle that has a large barrel of alcohol, enough to supply a home for a year or two or three, so when they win some alcohol back, which they do, we feel really good about it because it gets recycled through the charity channel.

  We have to take this time to thank so many people, starting with the Veterans Brotherhood for hosting and all of those who came out to play with us and share dinner and a good time. 

The Alabama Law Tigers

Snap-On

Metro Diner, Half Shell-Trussville, Buffalo Wild Wings-Truss., Good Harvest-Truss., El Cazador-Truss., Hooter's-Truss.,

Advance Auto Parts-Center Point, Truss.& Leeds, AutoZone-Center Point & Grayson Valley, Napa-Center Point, O'Reilly's-Pinson, Center Point, Pinson Valley & Fultondale,

Home Depot-Truss, & Lowe's-Truss.

Allen Ironworks-Tarrant

And our helpers, Jean, Kim & Jane.

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