When Cindy Kerr's 12-year-old son, Ryan, was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, she began making pillowcases for him to brighten his hospital room and his spirits. He was so cheered by the gift that she started creating pillowcases for other children staying in the oncology unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Since its early days, Cindy Kerr's pillowcase project has grown into ConKerr Cancer, with a network of thousands of volunteers who make the pillowcases spread across North America and South Africa. ConKerr Cancer has created and delivered more than 600,000 pillowcases to children across the United States, Canada, South Africa and Great Britain in the past five years.
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Culinary craftsmen at Fingers, Wings and Other Things grease ravenous fingers with hand-battered chicken tenderloins and zesty buffalo wings gracefully dunked into more than 12 homemade dipping sauces. The vibrant menu entices eyeteeth with handheld munchies such as fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese wedges, or buffalo shrimp glazed in mild, spicy, or extra-spicy sauce hot enough to garner a centerfold spread in Condiment Monthly. Guests can count their chickens before they're devoured with a basket of 10 fingers or 20 wings bedecked in a choice of savory sauces, including three types of barbecue, horseradish mayo, and honey mustard. A selection of seafood and chicken entrees heads up the main event with tasty picks such as the beer-battered fish 'n' chips platter or the grilled shrimp and chicken skewers, which unite meaty morsels more conveniently than a mailbox full of pork chops.
Garnering a rating of 46.4 out of 50 skulls from the users of Hauntworld, LuLu's House of Horrors takes its victims through wood, house, and field to witness the depraved acts of its live cast. Foolhardy pairs begin their trip by boarding a wagon that creakily traverses through moonlit woods, stopping periodically to interact with the forest’s shadowy denizens. The group then is dumped at the entrance to the deadly graveyard–a horrifying ordeal that must be navigated before coming upon the house itself, filled with dire sights and novel scares. Once travelers flee from the eerie domicile, the wagon picks them up, only to thrust them into a corn maze, which they must escape by their wits alone or risk being harvested by a possessed combine come spring. Those who find their way back to the safety of the arena can avail themselves of the snack bar's food, including hot dogs, pizza, and apple cider (not included in today's Groupon).
During its fifth season, Schmata Productions will showcase a May performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., with a cast and crew of 4th– through 12th-grade students. Participants in the musical-theater program fully engage in the theatrical process, from audition through performance, and eventually competition. The program also hosts group projects that prepare students for the stage and develop self-assessment skills and personal creativity. The organization relies upon donations to fund student scholarships that cover the costs of production, including technical supplies and scripts.