Orphanage Benefit
Winter Solstice Ball and

Date: Monday, 15th day of December
Time: 9:00 P.M (E.S.T.)
Place: Heathfield Orphanage Grand Hall
Hosted by Elaina O'Neill, Cara Thompson and Nycole Nolan

HF Orphanage
(AIM room)

Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts.
Consider those less fortunate this Season. Donations are being accepted for the Orphanage in light of this Yule Tide Event.
We have plenty of Gifts to be giving away this night to those that attend and those who have made Donations to the Orphanage.

This is a formal invitation for citizens of Heathfield, Ballicastle, Tyremoor, Kildare and Innis Daingneach, friends and guests for the celebration of the Winter Solstice.

A formal ball will be held and banquet. The champagne will flow freely from a fountain along with various other beverages to be enjoyed. Waiters will be circulating with trays of the various drinks. This is an event of peace, happiness and celebration in reverence of the season to be shared with friends and loved ones alike. An orchestra will be playing music all evening.

A Christmas Tree stands decorated off to the one side of the room. Candy canes, gingerbread cookies of various Christmas cuts hang from the branches for all to partake of. Small baskets are beneath made up of various cheeses, breads, cookies, chocolates and a bottle of wine. There is one for each guest to take. Tables set up for those hungry to eat at their leisure.

Turkey, Pork Roast, Beef Roast, Rack of Lamb, Goose, Quail, Salmon. Potatoes, Wild Rice, Glazed Carrots, Pea Pods, Green Beans.
Deserts: Pies, Cakes, Danish, Cookies, Muffins, Sweet Breads, Biscuits.
Beverages: Champaine, Poteen, Blackberry Brandy, Peach Brandy, Wine, Spiced Rum, Mulled Wine, Hot Cider, Teas, Hot Cocoa.

Snowflake Shuffle

Everyone who attends this night gets to pick a snowflake from a special snowflake tree upon arriving. Nycole Nolan will be handing them out when you present her with the number concealed inside the snowflake picked, the center opens up. Each number corresponds to a certain gift. (1d30 will be used)

 1 Box of mistletoe 16 Set of leather gloves
 2 Irish heather woolen scarf and cap 17 Box of candy canes
 3 A set of crystal candle holders with candles 18 Miniature ceramic Christmas village
 4 Ten pounds of hickory smoked beef with crackers  19 Crystal goblets etched with snowflakes
 5 A certificate for one Attendant Service 20 A large size hand crochet afghan
 6 Five pounds of white fruitcake soaked in rum 21 A Traugott cuckoo clock
 7 Stocking full of assorted candy 22 Set of Toboggans
 8 Pair of snow shoes 23 A handmade elegant porcelain tree top Angel
 9 Ten inch finely carved Nutcracker and nuts 24 Pair of racer's ice skates
10 A one horse open sleigh and horse 25 Festive wreath door decoration
11 Set of skis 26 Box of Turlough cheesecake filled chocolates
12 An edible large gingerbread house 27 A pair of tooled leather boots
13 Box of assorted holiday cookies 28 Box of fancy hand blown glass ornaments
14 A case of potcheen along with a ten pound box of Turlough assorted chocolate truffles 28 Box of scented candles - holly, berry, peppermint, vanilla, raspberry and lavender
15 Stocking full of assorted cookies 30 Fur lined full length leather cloak

Couples Dancing Contest
Please join in the dancing. A secret judge will be watching for those special couples that stand out amongst the rest to receive a prize.

Donated by Rory McDonough

Donated by Raphael O'Keeffe

Donated by Hollow Oak Mercantile

       First Place for Dancing Couple --Sleigh drawn by a Dapple Gray and two pairs of ice skates
Winners: Nycole Nolan and Myles MacKeogh

Necklace donated by Velvet MacShire, Crossbow by Fearghus Frasier
Bracelet donated by Velvet MacShire, Wool Cap by Xander McDonough
Second Place for Dancing -- 2.5 karat multi sapphire necklace for the lady and a finely crafted ram crossbow for the gent
Winners: Alyse MacKenna and Hugh MacNeils
Third Place for Dancing -- Bracelet for the lady and an Irish wool cap or the gent

Winners: Gaelle Thorpe and Broch Cunningham

Door Prizes
Three will be awarded, donated by MacGrath Furniture
(Have to be present to win a door prize drawn near the end of the night. 1d100 rolled, highest three win.)

Donated by MacGrath Furniture

Donated by MacGrath Furniture

Donated by MacGrath Furniture
1st Drawn: Toboggan
Winner: Winter McFinnly
2nd Drawn: Seated Sled
Winner: Haven McDale
3rd Drawn: Racer Sled
Winner: Hugh MacNeils

Orphanage Donation Prizes
Three names will be picked from all those that have donated to the Orphanage for this Yuletide Season
Please send all donations to EIaina T ONeiIl
(Donators for this do not have to be present, list of names in order dice-#of names-sides100 for the winners.)

Donated by Niklas Traugott

Donated by Lorelei Beirne

Donated by Marcy McGuire
1st Drawn: Traugott Clock
Winner: Sparrow
2nd Drawn: Chinese Lute
Winner: Gaelle Thorpe
3nd Drawn: Down Filled Quilt
Winner: Justin/Haven McDale

Donations Made

Crown of Heathfield - enough money to have each child a new coat, hat, scarf and mittens. Crown of Ballicastle - enough money to have each child with a new dress ensemble or trousers and sweater for the boys. Crown of Innis Daingneach - enough money to have each child with a pair of shoes and a pair of boots fitted by the cobbler
Sean McGrath - a dozen toboggans Aleric Traugott - a cuckoo clock to hang over the mantle in their great room. Eddie McAndrews - a team of huskies and sled
Patrick Frasier and family - two ponies Raphael O'Keeffe - two carts fitted to the ponies Draven MacShire - cask of apple cider
Calhoun Quinlan - 30 wooden swords for them to learn defense Allan Cleary - fresh milk delivered every day Broch Cunningham - art and crafts supplies. Paper, scissors, crayons, paints, glue.
Gaelle Thorpe: 3 silver to be used where needed. Gates Barrington - free checkup of all children and a lecture on how to stay healthy as well what to do when you get sick. Ian McCormick - a pregnant lamb so they can watch the miracle of birth as well a lecture on wool made into yarn that then makes things like mittens, scarf, hats and afghans.
Maurice and Joseph McDonough - leather pieces and instructions on how to make various items. Wallets, purses, sheathes, belts, tying strips and so forth. Myles MacKeogh - each child's birth stone to be set into a wooden medallion of Celtic symbols. Elaina and her ladies - monies to have a second pair of clothing for each child made by the local seamstress
Sparrow - a box full of little wooden carvings.  They covered an array of creatures from kittens and puppies to horses, bears, wolves, foxes, birds, and even some dragons. Xander McDonough and Garath MacShire -- a blanket for each child, colorful wool and cotton for cold winter nights McCormick sisters -  certificates for each child to pick a book of their choice
Donovan McKnight -- free Veterinary care for any pets Sorcha Beirne - warm woolen socks for boys, woolen tights for girls Lorelei Barre -- musical instruments for those who wish to learn and lessons for most instruments
Joseph McAndrews -- china tea sets for the girls, sets of toy knights for the boys, chess sets and games for the older children Connor Kavanaugh  -- new curtains for the entire orphanage as well as a rug for beside each bed Turlough Sisters, a stocking made up of Christmas candies for each child.
Justin and Haven McDale - hand crafted sleigh drawn by a matched pairof Clydesdales - spotted black and white. Hugh MacNeils - 30 potted mimosa pudica plants, also known as the sensitive plant.