Beef and Beer
Fundraiser for Louisa Bergey
August 20, 2011 from 7 to 11 PM
at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tickets are $ 30.00 per person in advance or
$ 35.00 at the door
June 27, 2011
Dear Kolping Friends:
It is with concern that we write
to you about our friend and Kolping Society member Louisa Bergey, and we
hope that you will be able to help her.
In the middle of May 2011, Louisa
suffered a fall at the front steps to the entrance of her home. She was
alone and unconscious when two strangers found her and ultimately got help
for her. She was taken to the hospital where it was discovered that her
skull had been fractured and her brain had swelled.
As of this writing, June 27, 2011,
Louisa is now in a rehabilitation facility unable to talk or care for
herself. However, Louisa’s prognosis is not without optimism, and doctors
believe that she is on the road to a significant recovery but rehabilitation
will be long and extremely expensive.
Louisa is a great friend; a loving
mom to Lou Ann; the proud owner of Kimmy, her miniature pinscher; a life
member of the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and an occasional karaoke singer.
She is also a long-time proud employee of Dietz and Watson. She is a warm
and compassionate person always willing to lend a hand, and we hope that you
can help her in her time of need.
At this time we ask that you not
only keep Louisa in your thoughts and prayers but also make plans to attend
a Beef and Beer fundraiser for her on August 20, 2011 from
7 to 11 PM at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19114. If you are unable to attend please consider
making a donation to the Kolping Society for a fund that we have established
for the many bills associated with her care and recovery.
In addition if you or someone you
know is in a position to make a donation of an item for raffle auction
baskets at the Beef and Beer, those donations will be welcomed. Donations
can be gift cards, new items, etc. Please contact Marge Gildein at
215-673-8150 or Eleanor Leifholtz at 215-245-6989 for more information to
help in this way.
Please send all beef and beer
ticket requests and donations to the “Kolping Society,” a 501(c)3,
non-profit at 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114, or contact
Agnes Oberholtzer at 215-331-4562. Tickets are $ 30.00 per person in
advance or $ 35.00 at the door. Please make checks payable to “Kolping
We thank you for your