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MANNA Pie in the Sky, First Person Arts Festival, and a trip to Belgium from Philly Loves Beer Download

27:12 Download November 9th, 2018

This week Kristen speaks with Rob Saxon, the Director of External Affairs at MANNA about this incredible organization currently in the middle of their biggest fundraiser of the year, Pie in the Sky. MANNA is selling six different delicious flavors of pie (Aberdeen Apple Pie, American Airlines Sky Pie, Berry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, and Sweet Potato Pie) just in time for Thanksgiving, with the proceeds helping to provide nourishment to people in the area battling life threatening illness. You’re more than likely going to be eating pie at Thanksgiving this year, so why not do some good while you’re at it? Purchase your MANNA pies before November 16th at https://mannapies.org/.

Then, Kristen meets Jamie Brunson, the Executive Director of First Person Arts and Dr. Neil Bardhan, the Manager oF Applied Storytelling at First Person Arts. First Person Arts is a not for profit organization that believes everyone has a story to tell, and allows folks in the area the opportunity to share those stories. They hold storytelling competitions called StorySlams throughout the year, culminating with a ‘GrandSlam’ StorySlam (coming up November 17th at the FringeArts building). The First Person Arts Festival is happening now (November 4-18th), with a number of performances and events scheduled throughout the area. Buy tickets at FestivalFirstPersonArts.com.

Love beer? Want to go to Belgium to drink AND brew beer? Philly Loves Beer, the non-profit organization responsible for the super fun Philly Beer Week in Philadelphia each June is hosting a fundraiser with a trip to Belgium as the grand prize. Listen as Christina Dowd, the Executive Director at Philly Loves Beer and Brandan Szeker, the Membership Director give the details on the contest and a bunch of other prizes you can win both in person at City Tap House in Logan Square on November 15th, and from the comfort of your own home (or internet connection) here: https://philly-loves-beer.myshopify.com/ . Get 1 ticket for $5 – or 5 for the price of 4 for $20. Good luck, and cheers!

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