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Friends of Tom Eastman mobilize to raise funds for beloved local scribe


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A huge contingent of Valley residents and businesses is currently working on organizing fund-raising events to support Tom Eastman (above), well-known for many years in the Valley for his many stories chronicling the faces and events of the region, who is currently battling throat cancer. (Courtesy Photo). (click for larger version)
July 29, 2010
Money is being raised in two ways:

1) Pink flamingo flocking: Soon you will begin to see pink flamingos flocking to Mt. Washington Valley. No, it's not global warming, its part of the fundraising effort for Tom. Those who are flocked are being asked to pay a "flocking fee" to get the flock out. The money is going toward the Tom Eastman Relief Fund.

2) On Saturday, Sept. 11, a Tom-A-Pah-Loosa party will be held at Cranmore Resort in honor of Tom. The night will be filled with food, music and a silent auction and all funds raised will benefit the Tom Eastman Relief Fund. Three hundred tickets will be sold for $40 each.

How can you help? Here are four ways you can become involved:

•Designate someone to be flocked or volunteer for the flock to come to your property.

•Purchase a ticket for the Sept. 11 party.

•Donate an item for the silent auction. We're looking for all kinds of items — attractions tickets, lift tickets, vacation getaways, apparel, jewelry, pet items, gift certificates, furniture, handmade goods, etc. If you think someone would want it, we would like to add it to the silent auction. You can drop off all items for the Tom Eastman Relief Fund to the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce or mail to TERF, c/o MWVCC, P.O. Box 2300, North Conway, NH 03860.

If you need help transporting an item, we're happy to help. Simply call 207-935-3959 or email donna@fair point.net to make arrangements. Nothing is too small or too big for this auction.

•Make a donation to the Tom Eastman Relief Fund (TERF). Checks can be made out to TERF and mailed to Tom Eastman Relief Fund, c/o Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 2300, North Conway, NH 03860.

All donations will be gratefully acknowledged on www.TomEastman Fund.com.

Questions? Visit www.TomEastman Fund.com for more information on any and all activities happening with the fundraiser. Want to volunteer, flock someone, purchase tickets, ask a question, find contact information, read press releases, messages from Tom and his family, see posted pictures, etc? It can all be done through the website. It will act as our nerve central. If you want to read and share comments from and to Tom, go to the Tom Eastman Relief Fund Facebook page and be part of the support and fun. To ask questions directly, contact Donna Woodward at 207-935-3959.

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