Save the Date for the 2017 Norwin Play It Forward Fund’s Wind-Up/Wine-Down and Music on Tap Event!

The 8th annual Wind-Up/Wine-Down and Music on Tap Event to benefit the Norwin Play It Forward Fund will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 7 to 10 PM at the Greenhouse Winery at 2155 Gracin Lane in Irwin, PA.  This over 21 event will feature wine sales and sampling from Greenhouse Winery, beer tasting from Full Pint Brewery, and, once again, the music of The Good Guys!  More details about food and prizes will be coming your way, but call your friends and make your plans to attend early.  Tickets will once again be $40 per person, and will be available on the Norwin Play It Forward Fund Web site through Eventbrite.   We hope to see you there!

The 8th Annual Suite Cafe is Just Around the Corner

Contact: Paula Ziemski
724-972-2305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 26, 2017

Suite Cafe 2017

(North Huntingdon, PA) — The Norwin Play it Forward Fund presents the eighth annual Suite Café, a family-friendly coffeehouse event to benefit the fund. The event takes place Saturday, May 15, 2016 from 7 to 9:30 PM at Norwin High School. Suite Café is one of two annual signature events supporting the fund.

The evening features musical entertainment by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, coffee, candy bar, desserts, a popcorn bar featuring flavors by the Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory, and the “Almost Famous” Cake Auction!

A 50/50 raffle and several major door prizes, including a FitBit, a Keurig Coffee Maker with coffee, and a “Pittsburgh Treats package” are among the door prizes.  Those who attend can choose the prize they’d like to win.

Prepaid reservations are $20.  There is no price increase at the door this year, but we encourage tables of 8 to be reserved in advance.  Tables with more than 8 require special arrangements, and walk-ins will be placed where space is available.  For reservations, mail your check and attendee names to:

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc.
c/o Fallie Princeton
1294 Hedy Lynn Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

This year, you can use a credit card to order your tickets by using Eventbrite.  Visit this link and follow the instructions.

Corporate sponsorships for the event are available as well!  For additional information, call Fallie at 724-864-1426 or email norwinpiff@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the fund.

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization provides need-based grants for motivated Norwin instrumental students, grades 5 -12, who desire to improve their musical performance abilities by taking private music lessons or attending summer music camps. The goal for students who benefit is to ultimately play it forward – either financially when they are able or by giving of their time and talent to help mentor other students – thereby attracting and retaining membership in the historically successful band and orchestra programs, and supporting the arts in the Norwin School District.  Now in its seventh year, the fund has supported over 50 students with lessons and summer music camp grants.

Les Paul Guitar Grand Prize at the Seventh Annual Wind-Up, Wine Down to Benefit Fund

Norwin Play it Forward Fund presents its seventh annual Wind-Up, Wine-Down affair – a wine and music event to benefit the fund.  The 21 and over event takes place Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at Greenhouse Winery on Gracin Lane in Irwin.

Live music by the Good Guys acoustic duo, wine tasting and sales by Greenhouse Winery, Full Pint Brewery craft beer by the glass, Pittsburgh Popcorn buffet, a buffet by Two Ladies and a Gentleman Catering, raffles, 50/50 and door prizes will round out the evening.  The grand prize for the evening is a Les Paul Standard guitar, donated by The Gibson Foundation.  Custom labeled wines commemorating the Norwin Band’s award winning show will also be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the fund.

Tickets are $40 and reservations may be made by going to the fund’s website: norwinplayitforwardfund.org and click on the link to the event.   No tickets will be sold at the door.  For more information, email norwinpiff@gmail.com or call Fallie Princeton at 724-864-1426.

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization provides need-based subsidies for motivated Norwin instrumental students, grades 5 -12, who desire to improve their musical performance by taking private music lessons or attending summer music camps.  The goal for students who benefit is to ultimately play it forward in the future – either financially or of giving their time and talent to help mentor other students – thereby helping to attract and retain membership in the historically successful band and orchestra programs, as well as to support the musical arts in the Norwin school district.

Suite Cafe 2016 – Spotlighting Students for the Seventh Season!

Contact: Paula Ziemski
724-972-2305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 26, 2016

Suite Cafe 2016

(North Huntingdon, PA) — The Norwin Play it Forward Fund presents the seventh annual Suite Café, a family-friendly coffeehouse event to benefit the fund. The event takes place Saturday, May 15, 2016 from 7 to 9:30 PM at Norwin High School. Suite Café is one of two annual signature events supporting the fund.

The evening features musical entertainment by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, coffee, candy bar, desserts, a popcorn bar featuring flavors by the Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory, and the “Almost Famous” Cake Auction!

To keep the focus on our student performers, there will once again be no Chinese Auction prizes this year – but there will be a 50/50 raffle and several major door prizes.  Those who attend can choose the prize they’d like to win.

Admission for the event has been reduced too!  Prepaid reservations are $20.  There is no price increase at the door this year, but we encourage tables of 8 to be reserved in advance.  Tables with more than 8 require special arrangements, and walk-ins will be placed where space is available.  For reservations, mail your check and attendee names to:

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc.
c/o Fallie Princeton
1294 Hedy Lynn Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Credit cards cannot be used except on the night of the event.

Corporate sponsorships for the event are available as well!  For additional information, call Fallie at 724-864-1426 or email norwinpiff@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the fund.

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization provides need-based grants for motivated Norwin instrumental students, grades 5 -12, who desire to improve their musical performance abilities by taking private music lessons or attending summer music camps. The goal for students who benefit is to ultimately play it forward – either financially when they are able or by giving of their time and talent to help mentor other students – thereby attracting and retaining membership in the historically successful band and orchestra programs, and supporting the arts in the Norwin School District.  Now in its seventh year, the fund has supported over 50 students with lessons and summer music camp grants.

The 2015 Wind Up/Wine Down/Music on Tap – New Venue, New Features, and New Friends

The 2015 Wind-Up, Wine-Down and “Music on Tap”, an adults-only wine-tasting, beer-sampling and live jazz benefit for the Norwin Play It Forward Fund, will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the new Greenhouse Winery in Irwin, PA.

If that sounds a little different from what you’ve experienced in past years, you’re right!  Our 6th year event expands this year at the Greenhouse Winery’s new location off Pinewood Road (off Mars Hill Road) in Irwin, PA, featuring live music with Chris Thomas and friends, wine sampling and sales by the Greenhouse Winery, beer sampling by Full Pint Brewery, a popcorn buffet catered by Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, hors d’oeuvres and many prizes.

As has become a tradition, two specially labelled wines reflecting this year’s Norwin Band competitive show will be made by the Greenhouse Winery to commemorate the occasion.

Advance tickets for the event are $35, and $40 per person at the door – if there are tickets that remain.  The event has sold out every year, so make plans now to attend.  Reservation requests may be made by contacting Fallie Princeton at 724-864-1426 or sending an email to fallieprinceton@gmail.com.  If you’re interesting in paying by credit card, please call 724-515.4858, and leave a message.  Your call will be returned with additional details.

Corporate sponsors and donations in-kind for the event are sought as well.  If your business has put a package together for the Norwin Play It Forward Fund in past years, we’d appreciate your kind consideration once again.  All proceeds from the event benefit the fund.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Suite Cafe 2015 – A Little Different, But Still Shining the Spotlight on the Students

Contact: Paula Ziemski
724-972-2305

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2015

Suite Cafe 2015

(North Huntingdon, PA) — Norwin Play it Forward Fund presents the sixth annual Suite Café, a family-friendly coffeehouse event to benefit the fund. The event takes place Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 7 to 9:30 PM at Norwin High School. Suite Café is one of two annual signature events supporting the fund.

The evening features musical entertainment by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, coffee beverages by locally-owned Barista to You, desserts, a popcorn bar catered by the Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory, and the “Almost Famous” Cake Auction, which continues to be a favorite (and a great way to bring home dessert for Mother’s Day celebrations, too!).

To keep the focus on our student performers, there will be no Chinese Auction prizes this year – but there will be a 50/50 raffle and several major door prizes.  Those who attend can choose which prize they’d like to win.

Admission for the event has been reduced too!  Prepaid reservations are $20, and all sales at the door are $25. For reservations, mail check and attendee names to:

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc.
c/o Fallie Princeton
1294 Hedy Lynn Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

For credit card inquiries, please call 724.515.4858 and leave a message, or email norwinpiff@gmail.com.  Details will be provided in return communication.

Corporate sponsorships for the event are available.  For additional information, call Fallie at 724-864-1426 or email norwinpiff@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the fund.

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization provides need-based grants for motivated Norwin instrumental students, grades 5 -12, who desire to improve their musical performance abilities by taking private music lessons or attending summer music camps. The goal for students who benefit is to ultimately play it forward in the future – either financially or of giving their time and talent to help mentor other students – thereby helping to attract and retain membership in the historically successful band and orchestra programs, as well as to support the arts in the Norwin School District. Now in its sixth year, the fund has supported nearly 50 students with lessons as well as summer music camp grants.

Plan to Join us for the Wind Up/Wine Down on Saturday, November 22, 2014!

Hope to see you at this year’s Wind Up Wine Down!  For our 5th anniversary event will be held once again at the Greenhouse Winery in Rillton, PA on Saturday, November 22nd (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) from 6:30 to 10 PM. This 21-and-over event sells out quickly since seating is limited.

The evening will feature wine sampling and sales by Greenhouse Winery, a popcorn buffet from Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, hors devours and a hot chocolate bar. Chinese auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and a door prize are in the works, and, just as we did last year, a specially-labelled wine reflecting this year’s Norwin Band competitive show will be made by the Greenhouse Winery to commemorate the occasion.  Prepaid reservations are $35 for adults. Reserved tables of 8 are $250 (must be reserved and prepaid by Nov. 14th). All sales at door are $40 – but for the past 4 years, the event has been sold out before the event date. For up-to-date information and seating availability, please contact Fallie Princeton at 724-864-1426.

Corporate sponsors and donations in-kind for the event are sought as well.  If your business has put a package together for the Norwin Play It Forward Fund in past years, we’d appreciate your kind consideration once again.  All proceeds from the event benefit the fund.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hope to See You at Mad Mex in Robinson Township on September 16!

NORWIN PLAY IT FORWARD FUND & BIG BURRITO RESTAURANT GROUP ANNOUCE a MAD MEX DINNER…madmex

…entirely benefiting the fund! Thanks to the generosity of the big Burrito Group, we have been selected for a charity dinner taking place at Mad Mex, Robinson Township on Tuesday, September. Big Burrito is donating the entire meal (except tax, tip, and alcoholic beverages), and a motor coach is being donated for your convenient transportation from Norwin High School. This means that your payment goes to the fund in its entirety.

DETAILS:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Mad Mex, Robinson Township

Motor coach will depart from Norwin High School at 5:30 PM

Dinner begins at 7:00 PM

Meal Includes: Soup or salad, entrée, dessert, chips & salsa, soft drinks

Cost $40 per person (no age restrictions)

Limited to 57 people – so get your reservations in NOW! They’re filling up fast!

Please mail payment with name(s) of attendees to:

Norwin Play It Forward Fund, Inc.
c/o Fallie Princeton
1294 Hedy Lynn Dr.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

 

The 5th Anniversary “Suite Cafe” – May 10, 2014

A benefit to support the Norwin Play It Forward Fund, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM in the Cafeteria at Norwin High School as we celebrate the 5th annual Suite Cafe!! It will feature live musical performances by Norwin music repertoire student ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere.

A dessert buffet and candy bar will once again be featured, as well as coffee beverage by locally-owned Barista To You. This year, along with other refreshments will be a popcorn bar catered by the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company! Raffles, prizes – including a Epiphone Guitar contributed by the Gibson Guitar Company, a tablet computer, and a Kindle – and the “almost famous” cake auction will round out the evening. This is a family-friendly event.

Advance adult ticket prices are $25. Senior (62 and above) tickets available for only $20. (Student performers are admitted at no cost and have seating at their specially-sponsored and reserved tables.)

All sales at the door will be $30, so reserve yours now with a check made payable to: Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc. Reservations can be mailed c/0 Fallie Princeton, 1294 Hedy Lynn Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

The “Wind Up/Wine Down” – November 23, 2013

A benefit to support the Norwin Play It Forward Fund, Inc. will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM at the Greenhouse Winery in Rillton, PA (wine sales until 9:00), featuring an evening of music with Dwight and Jan Hackett.

Wine tasting and sales will be provided by Hazuza’s Greenhouse Winery, along with prizes, raffles, a gourmet popcorn bar from the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company and appetizers from Pasqualino’s Italian Eatery. This is an over 21 event, and reservations are $35 per person, or reserve a table of 8 for $250. Seating is limited, and last year’s event sold out, so don’t delay!

For reservations and more information, call 724-515-4858.