If you are looking for a fun night out in the Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia area you can drink cocktails and paint, go to a fun car show, or ride your bike in a memorial run, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
History About This Make-A-Wish Chapter
The Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia chapter has served almost 17,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties. They were the first chapter in the world to fulfill more than 700 wishes in one year. The most popular wish is a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Disney World is a great place to meet all of their favorite characters, 51% of them wish to meet Mickey Mouse. They are able to pay for wishes by funding. 47% of the funding comes from individuals, 38% came from corporations/foundations and trusts, 5% came from schools and Universities and last but not least 11% came from organizations and churches. Donations are what helps to make children’s wishes come true.
Buddy Wagoner & Stretch Spencer Memorial Run
Looking for a great reason to get the motorcycle out? On July 16 at 10:30 a.m. you can partake in this fun memorial ride. The cost to participate is $15 and includes food, refreshments and Chinese auction, with some wonderful items.
Cocktails And Color (BYOB Painting Event)
This fun event is July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cost $40. The event will be held at the Cocktails & Color Studio located in Millcreek Square, Erie PA 16565. Don’t worry about not being a good painter. There will be local artists giving you step-by-step instructions. They will have you recreate one of Linda Daugherty’s scenic paintings of Presque Island. You will be able to bring your own snacks, drinks and anything else you may need. A fraction of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish. This event has limited seating, so make sure you grab your friends and sign up ahead of time.
Paint Nite With Social Artini
Have a night out with friends drinking and laughing as you paint a picture, no experience needed. This event is July 21 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Twisted Trout. Get your tickets today and make children’s wishes come true.
Wheels, Wings And Wishes
This fun event is July 31 at the Hanger Bar and Grill. You will see a great car show for only $10 per person. There will also be a Chinese action with some amazing items from the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins to name a few.
Can’t Make It?
If you can’t make it you can still make a difference. If you have a vehicle that you no longer need, you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We take vehicles that run or that no longer run and tow them away for free. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible! You can donate in one easy step when you call 1-855-675-9474 or fill out the online donation form.