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the thick(er) surface on a liquid etc, eg curdled cream on
milk, skin on porridge.
grits oat kernels, grain.
a small wooden bowl etc with one or two handles formed from
projecting staves, frequently used for serving milk with porridge
now local North-Roxburgh.
of Scottish National Dictionary
for putting on your own Porridge Breakfast
this a kit for running your own Porridge for Parkinson's fundraiser.
Borrow it all, or tailor it to suit your needs. Think adding
dates to the fruit compote recipe will
appeal to your guests (and raise more money for Parkinson's
research)? Be our guest!
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The Host's Kit
host's kit is designed to assist you in organizing your Porridge
Breakfast. It is a downloadable package of printable files that
include the following:
free Acrobat Reader® software,
can view and print Adobe PDF files.
to make sure the date you have chosen for your breakfast doesn't
conflict with other events like Run for the Cure.
sure enough time has lapsed from other Parkinson's events.
seem to be easier as there are fewer kid activities. However,
if your guest list is really long, maybe Saturday would be a good
of Scottish heritage eat porridge all year long so you could have
this party any time you want, but we were particularly pleased
with the last Sunday in November as everyone seemed quite keen
to come out and enjoy some rib-sticking comfort food to soften
the blow of winter's approach. Over the years, we have also found
that the last Sunday in February is a successful date -- people
are dying for a party and breakfasts are great at that bleak time
of the year.
together your mailing list, ideally on the computer. Plan for the
invitation to arrive two weeks ahead of the event. We had our friend,
fellow Parkinsonian and professional photographer, Dan Heringa,
picture. We laid out the copy on the computer and sent a card
copy... and it doubled as our (early) Christmas card. Sending
it to friends far and wide paid off. But, it could be done a lot
more simply than this. You are welcome to adapt this invitation
for your own use and run them off: View sample
logo file is in TIF format. It has a resolution of 300dpi and can
be inserted into MS Word documents, or a s a standalone file. The
file is 4,223KB, so unless you have a broadband connection the download
will take quite some time.
other logo file formats, contact Marg Meikle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
greeters and have them give out name tags. People were grateful
for this gesture, and it was useful for us to figure out who a
few people were too! Number the tags beforehand and you will know
how many people you have fed. We suggest using chatty "fun"
people for the greeting job - it sets the tone for the party.
a money and information person and station. Supply envelopes for
cash donations so people can write their name and address on the
envelopes to ensure they get a tax receipt. Supply information
about your designated recipient -- we found people really wanted
to know more. Likely someone from that organization will offer
to come and help and talk to people about Parkinson's Disease
and the research work they are funding. Have a meeting with these
folks beforehand and make sure you get all their materials. We
found out, by chance, that the Pacific
Parkinson's Research Institute can also accept $U.S. donations
through the Vancouver
something for the kids to do, preferably on another floor and
with a babysitter.
for guests with the recipes, local Parkinson's association information
and this website address are useful. Feel free to cut and paste
anything you want from this site.
paper bowls and plastic spoons (or rent the real stuff-but Chinette
is far less expensive).
you make the fruit compote recipe you will use far less brown
sugar and milk than you might expect. This is rich and addictive
a table of toppings for kids. We had brown sugar, milk, mini-marshmallows,
sprinkles and chocolate chips. A few parents are still cursing
A Silent Auction
auction can be a great way to raise some more money. You need to
find a decent spot out of the line of traffic but still accessible.
An auction can be a fair amount of work, or you can simply ask for
donations in the invitation and provide bid sheets (sample) to guests
as they arrive. Remember, this breakfast is meant to be low impact.
Delegate the silent auction task to an organized or well-connected
are some suggestions for labours of love for silent auction items*
dinner party (Like "Big Night Timpano" or Spaghetti
And Spaghetti Westerns)
lbs of homemade candy
cookies -- 2 dozen, 3 times a year
truck for removal or delivery
a family Christmas card
shuttle to and from airport
sitting for 2 nights
release for general distribution
labour (X Hours)
you have more suggestions for auction items or other fund-raisers
to do at a porridge breakfast, let us know (email@example.com)
and we'll add them.