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Our Friend Jason Needs Your Help

On behalf of the family and friends of Jason Finn, we write to ask for your help. Jason’s zest for life and laughter are contagious. You can usually find him outside, whether it be multi-day hiking adventures, kayaking, skiing, biking, or sitting around a backyard fire with friends.

Updates (14)

September 20, 2019

Looking forward to the 4th Annual FinnFest to be held on Thursday September 26, 2019 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams Street! We will have live music from Jason Quick, Patron of the Earth, and Sean LaPan & Phil Albert, along with an array of food from our kind food vendors Cynthia's Catering, Greg's Grill, All Crumbs Bakery, Fowl & Fodder, Manos, Club 300, Pizza Cat, Micah Risher, and Georgz419, beer, wine and a specialty cocktail in honor of Jason from our friends at Toledo Spirits, and a fabulous selection of auction items to choose from! We hope you can join in on the fun, so we can share the latest good news about Jason and SCI Connect, and bask in all the good that we, as a community, have built!

September 15, 2017

a sneak preview of some of the items up for auction just 2 weeks from today (listed in no particular order):

--Chef's dinner for 8 (with food beverage, and server included) to be prepared and served in your home (Chef Kohlenburg of The Adams Street Cafe

--wallyeye fishing excursion for 4 on Lake Erie (with Matt Carder

--OWE Tea Party (with high tea service) (hosted by Linda L M Bigelow

--Private Party Bubbling with the The Bubble Sharks

--Bird's Eye View Circus package and swag (courtesy Erin Garber-Pearson

--custom pen and ink drawing of your home (by Kent Illenden)

--custom glass piece by Eamon King

--Leslie Odom Jr. (of Hamilton fame) tickets for show at Valentine (courtesy Michelle Keller)

--2 person 22 foot beautiful wooden kayak (donated by Cory Cripe and Mechelle Zarou

--House of Dow styling sessions and gift certificate (courtesy of Allison Dow)

--1 hour with Captain America and a custom birthday cake for your next child's birthday party (courtesy Zak Lyons and PM Cakes)

--OWE Air B-n-b and Brunch Package (courtesy of Mary Sawers and Black Kite Coffee)

--a weekend at Rusted Mare Farm (courtesy of Cheri Baker)

--beautiful necklace and earrings made by Jenny Gorkowski Klear)

--OWE dinner and cleaning services--let Deb A Kienzle cook for you while Lynn Laplante cleans!

--Custom artwork by Marcie Mills Sigrist

--2 hour Glass City Bar Hopper Bar Hopper Tour (with gift certificates to local watering holes (courtesy of Glass City Pedicabs and Ye Olde Cock n Bull - Toledo, Blarney Irish Pub Toledo)

--Wellness package--gift certificate for yoga with Michael Zerner and Boochy Mama's Probiotic Tonic (courtesy Yoga Mike and Stacy Jurich, respectively)

--TSA for a day--let teh band or ensemble play your next event (courtesy of Dave Gierke

--four vintage and gorgeous furs donated by Liz Wargo

--tattoo services by Brian Finn (and some swag to go with)

--gift certificates for 2 photo shoots, courtesy of Courtney Anne and Heather Ballmer Meyer

--relaxation package, including massage gift certificate, handmade soaps and more, cleaning services, and more (courtesy of Andria Dorsten Ebert and others)

--wine packages with amazing vintages and stemware, donated by Rob Rousseau

--handmade steampunk table made of recylced bike parts, made by Erik Bang

--popcorn machine! (donated by Liz Wargo)

--beautiful custom jewelry made by Andrea Heaps

--date night package--2 tickets to a Chorus Line at the Valentine, flowers, and gift certificate to Kengo Yakitori (courtesy of Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts, Kengo Sushi & Yakitori, and John Eikost

--Rayban sunglasses (donated by Carrie Ann Campbell)

--gift basket and certificate for services from Let's Train Dog Training (courtesy of Cory Cripe)

--Pub Cycle ride (courtesy of Glass City Pedicabs with gift certificates to local watering holes

--graffiti of the world painting by Zak Lyons-Artist

--downtown golf cart chaffeur (for you and your guests) for a 2 hour tour, with certificates at local stops (courtesy of EZ Shuttles - Toledo

--gift certificates from Ventura's Mexican Restaurant (courtesy of Valerie Mundt-Scott)

--ceramic art from Maria Thomas

--Key Largo condo (yes, it's intact!) for 4 nights/5days, donated by Ann Sanford

--"box of deliciousness" from Toledo Spirits (courtesy of Andrew C. Newby)

--gift certificates to Greg's Grill (courtesy of Greg HAyes)

--glasses and swag from Gathered Glassblowing Studio (courtesy of Gathered)

--a guitar (or 2!) donated by Keith Sparrow

--handmade wreath (courtesy of Dee Vogan Onnenga)

Stay tuned as other items continue to trickle in! As you can see, we've been working hard to bring some unique, local, and "jason-approved" items to the table! there's sure to be something for everyone! Thank you to all who have donated! Stay tuned for more details about the delectables we'll be serving, as well as the entertainment! IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND BUT WANT MORE INFO ABOUT ANY OF THESE ITEMS AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE BID FOR YOU, let me know!!

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November 18, 2019

In honor of the indomitable Jeni Belt - Happy Birthday!


September 26, 2019

Wish we could be at Finn Fest - have a blast! Love, Karin & John

Karin Coble

September 25, 2019

I cannot make the Finn Fest, but I'd love to support the cause. Have a wonderful night - my thoughts and love are with you!

Steph Heldt-Sheller