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YAFCAst – Andrew Ponti of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society Tells Us About Upcoming Events on the Pride of the Susquehanna

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

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Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! Our special guest this week is Andrew Ponti, the executive director of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society.  When we first spoke with Andrew in April, he gave us some background on the Pride of the Susquehanna and how the HARS uses the riverboat to promote the heritage of the area and provide education for our youth.

Harrisburg Area Riverboat SocietyHarrisburg PA City Island

This time around Andrew talks about upcoming events including free cruises for veterans, murder mystery cruises and the upcoming Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment!  You can find out more about HARS and the Pride of the Susquehanna here:  http://harrisburgriverboat.com.  In the meantime, heeeeeeeere’s Andrew Ponti!

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Partners Update: Help us Welcome our Newest Nonprofits!

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Partners

Things have been picking up pace at YAFCA in the last six months or so. With the finalization of phase two of our site launch complete, we now have a growing following and presence for our business sponsors and nonprofit partners.

AngelsOfAmFallen

Allow me to take a moment to introduce our newest sponsors and partners: Angels of Americas Fallen: I met this patriotic organization through a former Air Force member who now lives in Colorado. We normally work locally, but since AOAF is supporting two children of fallen heroes local to Pennsylvania, we’re proud to support them!

 

 

scorePartnerSCORE York is local and probably quite familiar to most local business owners. We’re honored that SCORE joined our listings. We owe a lot to SCORE – They’ve provided lots of insight, and also helped us with portions of our business plan.

 

 

 
PawsPAWS of PA is another cause that’s near and dear to us, especially since Social Giveaway winner Jenn Bell nominated them for our Fall2013 Social Giveaway. Founded in 1979, PAWS is a no-kill animal rescue and spay/neuter group dedicated to saving the lives ofcompanion animals through spaying and neutering, pet fostering and adoption, and educational efforts. We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 membership-based organization that receives no government funding.

 

Could you recommend anyone else we should partner with? We are always looking for new local companies and charitable causes to promote in the community.

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JTSF Crab Feed

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners


JTS.webRead on for event info, or click the JTSF logo to purchase tickets.

(Ticket sales for this event are now closed) 

Where: Kerry’s Green at 150 Country Club Rd., Red Lion, PA 17356
What: Crab feed to benefit the JTS Foundation
Tickets are $35 per adult, $10 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 3!

No tickets will be sold the day of the event, you must have a ticket to enter!

 

Hi friends!

We would like to give you some more information about our 3rd Annual Crab Feed which will be held at a new location this year! Of course, nothing has changed about the importance of this event! All proceeds benefit children and families in our area who are battling childhood cancer. Please join us on Father’s Day weekend to celebrate these families, remember those who cannot be with us and raise awareness and a lot of money!We are extending a big thank you to Kerry’s Green for becoming our new home to this beloved event.The event will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. featuring all-you-can-eat fresh steamed, Maryland blue crab from the fine folks at She’s Got Crabs! Additionally  we feature hot dogs, picnic side dishes and more desserts than you can handle!Beverages will be provided, non-alcoholic and alcoholic (sodas, tea, water and beer). Unlike in the past, this event is notBYOB. Please pass this along to friends who may have attended our event in prior years. If you have any questions about this please contact us at jtsfoundation@gmail.com.JTSF merchandise will be available for purchase. There will be a cash raffle as well as a few other special raffle prizes. If you cannot join us and would like to make a donation (monetary or in-kind), please visit our Facebook page or reach out to Savannah Smith at jtsfoundation@gmail.com! We appreciate your gracious support and look forward to seeing you at Kerry’s Green on June 15th! These tickets make a fantastic Father’s Day gift and help support the fight against childhood cancer.

Get yours today!

This post was originally published by our friends and partners at  The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation.

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Support The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society: Giveaway!

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners, Sponsors

AskAwayHave you read any of our posts from contributor Ellen Ross? If not, you have some catching up to do. Even better, you’ll support our nonprofit partners when you do.  The Pride of the Susquehanna is honored to be one of them. YAFCA is pleased to have a working relationship with both Ellen, and The Pride. Check out the following giveaway, originally published on Ellen’s blog.

This Summer, enjoy the local scenery of the Harrisburg area even at night, by taking a Arooga’s Wing Night Cruise on The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat!    You can enjoy the sunset on the river while you devour wings from Arooga’s! It doesn’t get much better than that! There is an Arooga’s Wing Night Cruise each month.

The cruises run from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

The Pride is handicapped and wheelchair accessible. This cruise is for ages 13 and older. Restrooms are available onboard.

The wing options are as follows : 

  • All-inclusive of 10 BONELESS wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($20.00)
  • All-inclusive of 5 BONELESS wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($15.00)
  • All-inclusive of 10 REGULAR wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($22.00)
  • All-inclusive of 5 REGULAR wings, veggies, sauce, FREE Yuengling frisbee plate, and a 2 hour cruise ($17.00)
  • Just the cruise. Wings not your thing? Take just the cruise. Enjoy the cash bar and the sights ($10.00)


Pride of SusquehannaTo purchase tickets visit: http://shop.harrisburgriverboat.com/Aroogas-Wing-Night_c19.htm

OR
Enter to win 1 free ticket to the June 19th cruise below! (It’s super easy!!!) 
Here’s How to Enter:

1. Like The Harrisburg Riverboat on Facebook here.
2. Leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.

Bonus Entry: (must complete the main entry first)

 **LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH BONUS ENTRY YOU COMPLETE**
1. Follow The Harrisburg Riverboat on Twitter here.

2. Sign up for The Harrisburg Riverboat email blast here.(You Get A $2 coupon!)   
3. Tweet the following:  
I entered to win a free ticket to the Arooga’s WIng Night Cruise from @Pride_Riverboat and @Ellen_ross1!  http://ow.ly/kPIgY
4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook.

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST and a winner will be chosen via Random.org. 

Please note, to enter with comments, you must post your comment on Ellen’s blog!

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Leg Up Farm & This Saturday’s “Alarm At The Farm”

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 By: John Ellis | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Partners

YAFCA is pleased to announce Leg Up Farm’s upcoming Alarm At the Farm event. Scheduled for this Saturday from noon to six. Leg Up Farm is holding its first walk to raise money to help support services provided to children with special needs and their families. Become united with other families sounding the alarm for disability awareness.

There’s still time to create a team and join YAFCA at the farm for a fun day filled with activities, food, and fellowship. You can sign up, volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor. You may also give a gift in support of Saturday’s event through an online donation.

LegUpPartnerLeg Up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania, for children with disabilities and developmental delays. We believe every child is special and deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, they know that therapy takes a lot of time and hard work. Our individually tailored treatment plans, breadth of services, and child-friendly environment in a convenient, centralized location are the keys to success that will improve outcomes for children and families.

“Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

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YAFCAst – Andrew Ponti of Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Harrisburg PA City Island

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! Our special guest this week is Andrew Ponti, the executive director of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society.  From starting out as a crewman on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat to his current role as executive director, Andrew is a wealth of knowledge.

Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society

This is particularly good when the person conducting the interview (me!) has that burning question:  What does a riverboat and riverboat cruises have to do with non-profits and charities? The answer?  A lot.  In today’s part 1 of our interview with Andrew, he tells us a bit of the history behind the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society and their work as a non-profit organization.  In the forthcoming installments of our interview, Andrew will talk about upcoming events including the first Pride of the Susquehanna cruise of the season…Mother’s Day!  You can find out more about HARS and the Pride of the Susquehanna here:  http://harrisburgriverboat.com.  In the meantime, heeeeeeeere’s Andrew Ponti!

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YAFCAst – Part 3 with Savannah Smith of Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Charity Events, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst! This week Savannah Smith of the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation in York, PA tells us more about upcoming events and how the foundation continues helping families dealing with childhood cancer. This is part three of our series of chats with Savannah, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with the work of the JTS Foundation.  Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in for more chats with Savannah and our other non-profit friends and partners.

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YAFCAst – Savannah Smith of the JTS Foundation Discusses How They Put Donations To Good Use

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This week Savannah Smith of the Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation in York, PA tells us how they put donation money to good use in helping families dealing with childhood cancer.

JTS Foundation childhood cancer fundraiser
This is part two of our series of chats with Savannah, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with the work of the JTS Foundation.  Thanks for listening,and be sure to tune in for more chats with Savannah and our other non-profit friends and partners.

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YAFCAst – Tom O’Connor of Leg Up Farm Tells Us About Their Wellness Center And How You Can Get Involved

Posted on: March 4th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This week Tom O’Connor of Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, PA (York County) tells about the Wellness Center at Leg Up Farm, how it helps with children with developmental delays and disabilities and how you can get involved and contribute to the service at Leg Up Farm.

LegUpPartnerPgLeg Up Farm is a progressive facility that incorporates horseback riding and numerous real activities that help both the mental and physical progress of every child. This is part five of our series of chats with Tom, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with what Leg Up Farm has to offer as we are! Thanks for listening, and if you want to learn more about their services, contact Tom O’Connor directly at 717-266-9294 or by email toconnor@legupfarm.org.

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YAFCAst – Leg Up Farms’ Tom O’Connor Tells Us About Rainbow Garden

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Interviews, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This week Tom O’Connor of Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, PA (York County) tells about the Rainbow Garden at Leg Up Farm and how it helps with mentally engaging children with developmental delays and disabilities while at the same time engaging them physically with exercise.

Leg Up Farm is a progressive facility that incorporates horseback riding and numerous real activities that help both the mental and physical progress of every child.

This is part four of our series of chats with Tom, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with what Leg Up Farm has to offer as we are! Thanks for listening, and if you want to learn more about their services, contact Tom O’Connor directly at 717-266-9294 or by email toconnor@legupfarm.org.

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YAFCAst – Leg Up Farms’ Tom O’Connor Discusses Their Use Of Horseback Riding As Therapy

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , | Fresh groups: Blog Feed, Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This week Tom O’Connor of Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, PA (York County) talks about the work of Leg Up Farm with using horseback riding as therapy for children with disabilities and developmental delays.

LegUpPartnerPgLeg Up Farm is a progressive facility that incorporates horseback riding and numerous real activities that help both the mental and physical progress of every child. This is part two of our series of chats with Tom, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with what Leg Up Farm has to offer as we are! Thanks for listening, and come back next week to learn more about our Creative Art Director, and more.

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YAFCAst – Tom O’Connor Tells Us About Leg Up Farm’s Work With Childrens’ Disabilities

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 By: Mark Boyd | Fresh topics: , , | Fresh groups: Partners, YAFCAsts

Welcome to this week’s YAFCAst!  This weekTom O’Connor of Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, PA (York County) introduces us to the facility and the work they do with children with disabilities and developmental delays.

LegUpPartnerPg

Leg Up Farm is a progressive facility that incorporates horseback riding and numerous real activities that help both the mental and physical progress of every child. This is part one of our series of chats with Tom, and we hope you’re as impressed as we are with what Leg Up Farm has to offer.

 

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