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To Kill a Saturday

To say To Kill a Saturday was a resounding success would be an understatement.

We were able to collect over $800 in cash and checks alone the day of the event, and that’s not even counting the online donations that came in through the website. You can still contribute by visiting their donation page.

The event surpassed our expectations for both the generosity and genuine enthusiasm of those involved.

With that, there are certain people without whom this event would not be possible.

First, a big thanks to our readers: Devon Poniatowski, Holly Cargill-Cramer, Missa Bergin, J. Eric Smith, Greg Floyd, Kaitlin Ressler, Maeve McEneny, Laura Glazer, David Guistina, Kim Dunham, Jenn Balak, Jack McEneny, Benita Zahn, Erik Dollman, Ed Lass, Elaine Houston, Jim Larson, Mary Alice Molgard, Roger Green, James Cronen, Bob Bownes, Bridget McGivern. Megan Gailbraith, John Gallogly, the Hellions of Troy roller derby girls, Steve Ammerman, Lydia Kulbida, Aaron Holbritter, Katherine Stephens, Chris Rooney, Ron Marz, David Marcil, Matthew Dow Smith, and Chuck Miller.

A thank you as well to all the businesses and organizations that contributed prizes and support for the event: The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Holmes & Watson’s, Bomber’s, Bettie’s Cupcakes, The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark, The Spectrum, EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Time Warner Cable Business Class, WEXT (97.7FM), All Over Albany, and FridayPuppy.com.

A very special thanks as well to local artist and host of Hello Pretty City, Laura Glazer, who contributed her own time and money to make those wonderful Team Boo, Team Atticus, Team Jem, and Team Scout pins. They were a big hit and actually sold out, with all proceeds going completely to Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region.

Also to local student and graphic designer Erin Morelli for making that wonderful design you saw everywhere (including this blog post).

Finally, and most importantly, thanks to all of you who simply showed up to the event and gave your time to listen and raise awareness for this cause.

It’s a bittersweet end to what’s been a great experience. Thanks everyone!

Pictures of the event are here courtesy Chuck Miller.

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