In Awe - 06/23/14

  I'm just in awe of how generous our Fox 17 viewers are.  Thank you so very much for once again supporting the St. Jude Dream Home campaign.  Thank you for helping raise $1.4 million dollars for children who are fighting for their lives.
  Each year, I'm amazed at the outpouring of support for the Dream Home project.  Your donations of $100 per ticket top that list of course.  Then there's the builder who donates the house.  This year, that generous builder was Signature Homes.  However, the builder couldn't do it without all the vendors and suppliers who donate everything from the bones of the house all the way up to the last light fixture.  We're talking cabinets, faucets, flooring, brick, drywall and more.   Some of these sponsors are Brizo, Brentwood Cabinets, KCS Construction, Sun Splash, Shaw Floors, Darrell Waltrip Automotive, American Signature Furniture, Monkey Bar Garage Storage Systems, Alley Cassety Company, Acme Brick, and Trane just to name a few.
   This project proves year after year that when everybody gives a little, the children win big.
  Here's the complete list of winners. Chris & Donna Lloyd of Murfreesboro won the St. Jude Dream Home. 19 others won some great prizes. They're listed at this link:
http://www.fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/winners-st-jude-dream-home-giveaway-21955.shtml

Thank you once again for your generous support this year and for continuing to make Nashville the largest Dream Home campaign in the country.  Hugs!

 

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The location was secret -- but not the dress code. Five-thousand people dressed in white got together for the world's largest popup picnic last night in New York. Guests for Diner en Blanc (dee-NEH' ahn BLAHN) -- French for dinner in white -- showed up at one of 24 designated spots where the secret venue was disclosed. It was dining and dancing under the open sky at Pier 26 in the toney Tribeca neighborhood. The white-glad diners brought what they wanted for a chic BYO, everything from food to silverware and candles. They also had to clean up after themselves. The phenomenon started in Paris in 1988 and has expanded to 60 cities on five continents.

CIVIL WAR MUSEUM-BEER

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- It could be just what the doctor ordered -- in 1865. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has gotten the OK to sell souvenir beer. The Frederick County, Maryland, liquor board has approved brew for the museum's gift shop. But visitors won't be able to drink it there. The Frederick News-Post reports officials say the beer may not be opened on museum property. The museum's David Price says a partnership with Brewer's Alley has produced several specialty beers in the past, including Gettysburg Wheat.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Stoners will have reason to celebrate in Oregon on October 1. Legal pot sales will begin then. Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill yesterday allowing existing medical marijuana dispensaries to temporarily sell the now-legal weed to all adults. Marijuana possession became legal under state law this month. But state regulators are still about a year away from approving licensed retail pot stores. Under the interim measure, people will be able to buy limited quantities of dried bud, seeds and plant starts, but not edibles.

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