Southern Shindigs

Southern Shindigs LogoBarry loved spending time with family and friends. He and Diane relished the opportunity to spread their fun-loving southern hospitality by welcoming folks to their home. It is this premise in which “Southern Shindigs” was created.

Southern Shindigs is a fundraising event to bring together friends for a good cause. It’s real easy and anyone can participate. Here is what you have to do:

  • Invite friends and family to a gathering
  • Have food, drink and fun
  • Ask everyone in attendance to make a donation to the Barry L. Joyce Local Cancer Support Fund

There are lots of ideas to create your own Southern Shindig. You can host a:

  • Cook out
  • Family Reunion
  • Baseball Victory Celebration
  • Church pot luck
  • Wine or Beer Tasting
  • Superbowl Party or other sports event
  • Holiday Party

A Shindig can be themed like “A Southern Redneck Party” or can be a “just for kids Ice Cream Sundae” party. The ideas are limitless. You can invite 10 people or 100 people. Some hosts make specific requests for donations; others ask guests to simply “give what they can”. Either way, The Fund benefits from everyone’s generosity. You will be surprised how much money you will raise and how much fun you will have.

It is that simple. The hosts provide the party and the guests provide the donations – all for a good cause. What a great excuse to have a party!

And we will help. Fill out the form below or call to receive a Southern Shindig kit (336-337-8605). There is everything you need to host a party. Sample invites, party ideas, information about The Fund and other party planning tips are all included.

All donations are tax deductible and please, send us your pictures. We would love to post them on the site as a way to publicly say “Thanks” for your participation.

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“I see first-hand how many people we help and knowing that every cent that we raise stays in Rockingham County makes me want to do as much as I can for this great organization.”

Ronnie Webster