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Jun 252013
 

Screen shot 2013-06-25 at 6.07.36 PMAs you’ve probably heard, Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 526 Boston Post Road, Orange is undergoing a complete renovation.

A couple of months ago, they contacted me and asked me to submit photos from Orange locations and events to add to the new decor. I asked Orange Live Facebook followers what events and places were most important to them and following their suggestions, I sent the company about 60 different photos all 8MB or larger for the best reproduction.

I’m not exactly sure what they will do with them, how many they will use or whomever they turned to with the same request, but I am excited to be a part of this process.

So, what will happen to all the stuff that the restaurant has on its walls now?

It’s easy, they’re auctioning it all off with proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Here is a press release from the company explaining how YOU can own some of your favorite items from Applebee’s Orange:

Celebrity photos, sports items, and local memorabilia are among dozens of items that customers can bid on at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Orange. Now through Sunday, July 7 at 8 p.m., as the restaurant prepares for its upcoming remodel, items that currently adorn the restaurant’s walls will be up for auction. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish® Connecticut.

“Since we began remodeling our restaurants, we’ve had hundreds of patrons come in and purchase memorabilia that pay homage to their favorite stars and local teams,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing and public relations, T.L. Cannon Companies. “We want to give customers in the Orange market an opportunity to join the fun and take advantage of some unique shopping, all while benefiting a deserving organization.”

All bids must be made through the Applebee’s restaurant manager on-duty by 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 and items must be paid for in cash at time of pick-up. Customers can pick up purchased items during business hours on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10.

“The money raised through this auction will help grant wishes of eligible children in our community,” said Kim Smith, Development Director, Make-A-Wish Connecticut. “We thank Applebee’s for their support and encourage all members of our community to bring their friends and family out to enjoy a great meal while granting wishes for our kids.”

The silent auction will take place at the Applebee’s restaurant located on 526 Boston Post Road, Orange. For more information, please call (203) 795-5762.

The restaurant will be closed on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 while the final touches are added to the new look, re-opening at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Once complete, the restaurant interior will include customized wall murals that reflect the neighborhood including local schools, sports teams and community organizations. The refreshed restaurant will also feature state-of-the-art flat screen televisions and updated wall coverings and decor. The exterior will feature new awnings, lighting and updated signage.

Mar 152013
 

The Orange Rotary Club will be having its 19th Annual Auction to benefit its Charitable Foundation on Friday, March 15. The event will be held at Race Brook Country Club, beginning at 6:30 pm; tickets are $37.50 each.

The evening will include a Dinner Buffet, Live and Silent Auction, and a Balloon Raffle. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Auction Chair Carl Russell at (203)783-9999 or [email protected] or through any Orange Rotarian.

Area businesses are invited to donate goods or services to help Rotary carry out its charitable endeavors.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad; the club contributes over $30,000 annually.  Locally, they provide dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make donations for the town food pantry and energy assistance program.

The last three years they have participated in “Operation Warm” and have donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm.

Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

Originally Published on: Feb 12, 2013 @ 11:24  p.m.

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