Tag Archives: Preserve the Pensions

Limited Tickets for Closed Out “Night in Old San Antonio”

Learn how you can get tickets to "Sold Out" Night in Old San Antonio for Friday, August 29.

Limited tickets available for “Sold Out” Night in Old San Antonio on Friday, August 29 as part of FGS 2014 celebration. Help Preserve the Pensions for the War of 1812.

Ed Donakey is offering free tickets for the closed out Night In Old San Antonio being held on Friday evening for the first twenty-five (25) people who sponsor him for $100 or more. This is a $35 value IF there were tickets available. As the Conference Chair he has access to a few remaining tickets and is not above opening the gates for a good cause! That is a closed out all you can eat function on Friday evening.

Walk sponsors would be able to join us for a festive evening filled with fun, characters, food, and music in the historical art village of La Villita. Mariachis will welcome you into the plaza where you will be entertained by a traditional band and folkloric dancing. Enjoy a HUGE Mexican buffet, including beef and chicken fajitas, aguacates (stuffed half avocado), chicken flautas, chalupas, quesadillas, Texas Caviar, handmade tortillas with cheese & salsa, a dessert cart, and ice tea & lemonade. A cash bar will be available offering beer, wine Sangria, tequila margaritas, and soft drinks. The San Antonio Conservation Society only hosts 10 of these evenings each year, so we feel fortunate to offer this to our conference participants.

For a $100 sponsorship you would get a free Preserve the Pension Tee Shirt and entrance to A Night in Old San Antonio!

These tickets are sold out and are not available in any other way! Support the Preserve the Pension project and have fun at A Night in Old San Antonio. There are two ways to received Ed’s limited offer. Be one of the first twenty-five people to either:

1)  Visit the Preserve The Pension booth on Thursday or Friday in the exhibit hall to make your donation and receive your shirt and NIOSA ticket; or

2)  Go immediately to https://www.preservethepensions.org/donate to support this meaningful cause. Be sure to select Ed Donakey in the “Honors and Tributes” area. Then bring your verification to the Preserve The Pension booth to pick up your shirt and NIOSA ticket.

Remember that this is a limited offering. Only the first 25 people receive the shirt and the NIOSA ticket!

We are trying to have fun with this contest, but in reality we are supporting a meaningful and important project. The pension files that are being digitized contain significant genealogical data and are being made available to the entire world for free. Please contribute what you can and sponsor one of the walkers so that we can finish this project. Every penny counts and is appreciated.

“Thank you for your support!”

Share Button

Sponsor a Celebrity Walker in the Preserve the Pension Fun Walk at #FGS2014

Sponsor a Celebrity Walker in the Preserve the Pension Fun Walk at #FGS2014

Which celebrity will you sponsor?

Thank you Judy Russell. Your promotion of the Preserve the Pensions Fun Walk and the generous offers of sponsorship you have received have inspired us.

We are changing things up!

Instead of a group walk, we have four sponsored walkers for you to choose from: Judy Russell of The Legal Genealogist, D. Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry on behalf of Genealogy Roadshow and Ed Donakey of Family Search.

These four walkers will be competing for your sponsorship to see which of them can raise the most funds for the Preserve The Pensions campaign.

And while we hope those of you who intended to walk will get out and enjoy all that San Antonio has to offer, we ask that you commit to sponsoring one of our celebrity walkers instead.

Judy, Josh, Kenyatta and Ed will walk Saturday morning August 30th at 6:30am. (That’s right Judy, you’ll still have to get up early, that hasn’t changed!)

If you happen to be up at what Judy lovingly calls “oh dark thirty” I hope you’ll consider seeing them off from their starting point at the front of the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center.

Every dollar raised in support of our walkers goes directly to the Preserve The Pensions fund.  Every dollar is matched first by FGS, then again by Ancestry. Every $25.00 sponsorship becomes a $100.00 contribution to the preservation of this incredibly important collection of War of 1812 pensions.

Now all you have to decide is which of these four amazing individuals will get your support!

Details: 

Show attendees, please stop by the Preserve The Pensions booth 506, 508.

Donate $25.00 to sponsor your favorite walker and pick up your T-Shirt.  (Shirts available while they last.)

For those not attending the show, please visit our donate page at https://www.preservethepensions.org/donate

You’ll see a section marked “Honor and Tribute” where you can select the walker you’d like to sponsor. After the convention we’ll coordinate with you on T-shirt size and shipping.

Share Button