Friday, February 20, 2009
5 pm - til

Event Info:
Tailgatin' with Mary Payton is an event that some local high school kids have put together to benefit Mary Payton Vigil. A group of girls decided that they did not want a sweet sixteen party this year, one even turned down a car offered to her by her parents, instead they wanted their parents to help them throw a fundraiser to help Mary Payton. It is amazing to watch the selflessness I have seen in these kids. It's hard for us, as adults, to put our own needs and wants aside and to see these children work so diligently to make a difference is truly so special and something I am asking your help in acknowledging.
These kids have been amazing! They range in age from 15-18, schools include SSA, Fountainbleau High, Fountableau Jr. High, Mandeville High, St. Paul's and I'm sure more I'm forgetting. Over the last several months, they have sold 3000 of the silicon Miracles Can Happen Bracelets and raised over $5000 for the foundation. They have formed a facebook page for MP and the foundation. One of these pages has over 1700 members!!
The event on Friday is going to raise money for Mary Payton specifically, not the foundation. The kids want to purchase a special physical therapy bike for her that costs about $4500. Tickets to get into the parking lot are $10, T-shirts are $15 (adult and kid sizes are available). I have both of these items. If you can't attend, please help us by spreading the word.

You hear all kinds of negative things that kids, especially teen age kids, are doing these days. And there is SOO much they could be doing. I feel it is so important to show these kids who are doing something so wonderful that we are watching!
Below is a list of raffle items for Friday Night:
Thanks to each one of the businesses and individuals who donated these items!!!
  • Cedarwood School Summer Camp Session valued @ $480.00
  • 3 night stay at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal including breakfast!!!
  • Ann Dale sterling silver signature piece “Perservierance” valued @ over $200
  • P.F. Changs gift card valued @ $25.00
  • 2 - Casa Gomez gift cards valued @ $25.00 each
  • Painting from American Factory Direct valued @ $400.00
  • 2 - Isis Salon gift cards valued @ $60.00/each
  • Paisley Boutique gift card valued @ $25.00
  • 2 - Gourmet Gift Basket valued @ $
  • Manicure and Pedicure from Basic Elements Day Spa
  • One Night Stay atAnnadele's Plantation including breakfast
  • 2 - Block Buster gift cards valued @ $15/each
  • C and M Music gift card valued @ $25.00
  • 2 - La Carretta's Gift Cards valued @ $
  • Kim Pierce Original artwork priceless
Release of Liability Clause
Mary Payton's Miracle Foundation is not benefiting from the Tailgatin' with Mary Payton event. Mary Payton's Miracle Foundation is not in any way responsible for any and all events, advertising, proceeds, volunteers, actions of volunteers etc., related to Tailgatin' with Mary Payton. Although everyone involved with the foundation is extremely proud of everything the kids in our community are doing, we did not organize this event and we will not receive any monies raised. Money from Tailgatin' with Mary Payton will be used by the organizers of the event to purchase a physical therapy bike ( for Mary Payton Vigil.