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Charlottesvile This Week
The event is being held on October 13, 2012 (the day after what would have been Allison’s 20th Birthday).
It will be held at Pleasant Grove, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (these hours may be adjusted), in Fluvanna County.
We’ll have attractions such as 2 bouncy castles and a dunk tank (we are working on a hay ride). There will be vendors such as Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Crochet by Nichole, Mary Kay Facials, and a Disney Destination Planner. We’ll offer Glitter Tattoos, Spray “Alli” tattoos, and face painting. Food (Burgers and dogs) will be available, and we’ll also be selling balloons and TShirts. Also on site will be the Fluvanna SPCA with dog/puppies, cats/kittens for adoption.
Admission is by donation, and our donation table will have decals, stickers, Alli Fun Day bracelets, Water Bottles and cups for donation tiers of $5, $10, $15 ($30 for the set of all).
All proceeds from the event are going to scholarships for Fluvanna Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) to cover the costs of player registrations, and to a scholarship to a graduating female athlete at Fluvanna County High School. The FSPCA is not part of our scholarship plans this year, but Allison loved and rescued animals all the time, so we wanted them there to have an opportunity to show the pets they have available and maybe get a few to some new homes.
A little story about Allison, she was a 2011 FCHS graduate and enrolled at Radford University. She was a Jefferson All District soccer player, and played soccer from the age of 5 with FYSA and SOCA. Her FCHS number 11 was retired at the school last Spring. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church and went on a few IMPACT mission trips with their youth group, and several local mission adventures. She was not only a player, but she also coached with FYSA in the U10 level and won the championship both seasons she coached (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011). On August 25, 2011, the eve before we were to take her to her freshman year at Radford, she went out to say good-bye to a friend, she called at 9:55 and said she was on her way home, sadly she never made it. I do personally have to add that after investigation it was discovered that she was NOT drinking or speeding and she was NOT on her cell phone either receiving or making any calls or texts. Something got in her way, and animal or another car, we won’t know, and she ran off the road. It was just a tragic accident. It’s important to me as her mom, that I add that, I hope you understand.
Alli was loved by so many people in the Fluvanna/Albermarle/Lousia area, she touched more lives in her 18 years than most people do by 68, and these communities gave our family so much support and love as we have grieved, I thought this was a great way to give back and honor Allison’s memory at the same time.