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Blaze
07-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Hi Everyone!

I wanted to post the information about the cancer benefit pool party I mentioned in a previous thread. I will be there as a volunteer mermaid (hopefully in my new FinFolk tail!) taking photos with people both days. It would be great if we had more Mers there and the FOE pool is so amazing it was named one of the best pools in Dallas by the Dallas Observer: http://www.dallasobserver.com/bestof/2010/award/best-pool-1929878/

The Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/553084334808075/?ref=br_tf

This is a poolside benefit for one of our Dallas Burlesque stars, Lola LaRue (https://www.facebook.com/lola.larue.7). We are trying to help her pay for every day life expenses like rent, utility bills and food while taking Chemotherapy for Lymphoma as she cannot currently work as either a nurser (her day job) or a burlesque performer.

The Dallas Fraternal Order of Eagles 3108 (https://www.facebook.com/DallasFOE3108), have been so kind as to give us an entire weekend to run concssions at thier pool and donate ALL the money to help Lola Larue out.

Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th, we will have local Burly Q volunteers manning the outside grill, prepping your buns, and serving you up a plate of generosity, all in the name of LOLA! All proceeds from concession sales that weekend will directly benefit Lola!

Family friendly poolside fun, food, with special guests (Mermaids!) that will be on hand to make this weekend very special !

If you have never been to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Dallas, it has one of the most preferred pools in Dallas (small cover to get in) with officially the coldest pool water in town, and it is gonna be hot that day! F.O.E. has great air conditioned indoor facilities with a fully stocked bar and games, as well as two outdoor bars (they added a brand new bar this year!). For the family, there is a sweet kiddie pool, a small play area, and picnic facilities. The FOE also boasts a huge volleyball area for even more fun!

Please join us for one or both days as we have fun for a great cause!

Please feel free to ask any questions here or pm me for more info!

Blaze
07-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Alternately if you cannot attend but would consider donating to Lola here is her fundraising page: https://fundly.com/whatever-lola-wants-fundraising-for-lola-larue-while-she-battles-lymphoma?ft_src=fbshare

AmbrGlows
07-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Sounds like a whale of a time. Lol. Had to do it.

Trade Winds
07-01-2014, 01:52 PM
I'll go if someone lets me carpool.

Blaze
07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
News on Lola! She's got 3 more months of chemo to go but:

Good news, family and friends!!!!
Preliminary readings of my last PET scan show a decrease in tumor sizes! This current chemo schedule is working!! I'm officially halfway done. 3 more months to go!
Thank you all for your healing thoughts and prayers. You may never fully understand how much your support means to me!

AmbrGlows
07-07-2014, 09:12 PM
That's great news.

AmbrGlows
07-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Hiya Blaze! I should have my tail (possibly tails) finished by then if you need or want another mermaid there.

Blaze
07-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Hiya Blaze! I should have my tail (possibly tails) finished by then if you need or want another mermaid there.

All mermaids are welcome & *VERY MUCH* wanted but you will still have to pay the admission fee. :D

AmbrGlows
07-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Paying the admission is no big deal.

Blaze
07-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Paying the admission is no big deal.

Awesome, just wanted to be clear on that. Even my Husband will be paying the fee to come in. ;D

Ashley
07-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Blaze did you get the the new version of the FIN FOLk tail where the scales are individually applied to the tail so the scales lift up?

Blaze
07-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Blaze did you get the the new version of the FIN FOLk tail where the scales are individually applied to the tail so the scales lift up?

Nope I decided to pass on the upgrade. They are awesome but I actually like the sleeker look.

AmbrGlows
07-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Just found out my cousin needs me to watch her kids on the 16th because there is a cowboy's game that day and she works at the stadium. So depending on how much money I have will determine if I bring the kids or if I wait & come on the 17th.

Blaze
07-16-2014, 02:12 PM
No problem. :) I will be there both days.

Blaze
07-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Bumping this for newcomers; only a few weeks till the fun!

Seatan
07-28-2014, 01:12 PM
I am excited to go--it gives me a deadline to finish my silicone tail by! Only 19 days to go!

Trade Winds
07-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Anyone wanna give me a ride over there, I will go. Otherwise, a weekend of gaming!

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Blaze
08-11-2014, 10:49 AM
The party is this weekend! I can't wait to see you all there!

Blaze
08-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Captain Jack will be there on Sunday manning the grill... with considerably less clothes on (IT'S HOT IN TEXAS!!)
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AmbrGlows
08-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Darn right it's too hot.

I'll be there at some point too though I may not be in my tail since my monofin is broken. Mom is trying to cut me a new insert from a piece of Lexan I bought at HomeDepot today. -crosses fingers that it works- The piece was a little too small but she thinks she can make it work.

I certainly hope otherwise I'll be spending more money when the company finally gets more inserts back in stock.

Blaze
08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
A little more info for you:

"FUNRAISING!
There is a $7 cover to get into the event and that goes to the FoE......but come see us at the concession stand and we have the lovely Blaze (https://www.facebook.com/blazeburlesque) on hand as a mermaid for photo ops for $5 (that does go to Lola)!"

I will be taking photos with people for $5 a polaroid/photo & will be handing out treasure and jewels to the little ones! Please be sure to buy something from the concession stand too as that & the money from the photos is where the money we are hoping to give to Lola comes from. I'm working on getting a price list of everthing ovvered but it's usual burgers, hot dogs, fries, chips... that sort of thing. I hear there bar is wonderful and drinks/beers are cheap!

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Hubby is looking forward to drinking rum (after his grill shift!) and hanging out!

AmbrGlows
08-15-2014, 09:15 PM
I do believe I saw that the pool opens at noon. I'll be there Saturday with a temporarily fixed tail....just don't know what time yet.

What time everyone be there and what day?

Trade Winds
08-16-2014, 08:58 AM
If anyone is in ft worthish and can give me a ride, I can make it. I even get off work in time.

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AmbrGlows
08-16-2014, 12:09 PM
If anyone is in ft worthish and can give me a ride, I can make it. I even get off work in time.

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Wish I could say I was in Fort Worth.

Trade Winds
08-16-2014, 05:14 PM
That's ok, I am just gonna play Mario Kart instead

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MerDragon Arie
08-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Wish that I saw this sooner! I totally would of LOVED to make it there! Depending on what time I work tomorrow maybe I can stop by for a little bit! Wish I had my darn tail already! :(

Blaze
08-18-2014, 11:03 AM
We had a great time and raised lots of money. :)