Continue the Spirit of Twestival Throughout the Year
8 April 2011

It's hard to believe that Twestival Cleveland was only two weeks ago! Since then we’ve dropped off the check for over $2000 to We Run This City and are looking forward to next year’s Twestival.

While I know you can’t wait for next year either, there are plenty of ways to continue the spirit of Twestival until then.

First, you can still donate to We Run This City through the Twestival Cleveland donation link.  Either select the green button up at the top that says 'Donate' or visit the FirstGiving Twestival Cleveland page directly.

Secondly, check out our previous post A Dozen Ways to Do Good, which lists 12 Cleveland organizations in addition to We Run This City that are also worthy of your support. 

A third way to continue the spirit of Twestival is by supporting the businesses and organizations that contributed to this year’s event.

Many thanks to these organizations for donating their services and products to Twestival Cleveland. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to host an event with such fantastic food, drinks, and auction baskets.

You can help us thank these organizations by supporting and frequenting them often:


Interested in helping out Twestival Cleveland next year? Reach out to @KaseyCrabtree and let us know!

Wow, What a Twestival, Cleveland!
25 March 2011

BIG thanks to everyone who came out last night for Twestival Cleveland 2011!  We sold about 55 tickets in advance and had at least that many walk-ups, so we were pleased to see our crowd of over 100 people laughing, mingling, drinking and EATING the yummy food at AMP150 Cleveland. 

The gift baskets were also a big hit and we sold LOTS of raffle tickets, with the "Foodie" basket, not suprisingly, being the most coveted.  Bottom line, we brought in over $1400 last night!  Combine that with the advace ticket sales and the donations made on-line and we raised over $2000 for We Run This City Youth Marathon.  What a great success, Cleveland!

We are all pretty tired today, but I wanted to give thanks to the great team who helped make all this happen IN JUST 5 WEEKS!  It's hard to pull something this successful off in that short of a time frame without good help.

First, big thanks to Chef Ellis Cooley and his staff at AMP150 Cleveland.  Without their great atmosphere, service and food, Twesitval Cleveland would not have been so special!  I'd also like to thank Team Members Amanda Hicken and Kimi Fowler; Amanda did all of our blog posts and our press release, Kimi worked with CLE Clothing Co to get our great limited-edition T-shirts (we still have a few left, if you're interested!)

Big thanks to Amy Nixon of Amy Nixon Events - she and her team of Shannon and Whitney procured many of the donations for the raffle baskets and they made ALL of the baskets look great!  She is an amazing resource if you need an event planner.

Stacy Mallardi-Stajcar of Casual Images Graphic Design did our great local Twestival logo; Todd, The Events Guru helped out with logistics and also staffing for our event.  Other Twestival Cleveland event staffers included Mary Lee Sutter, Emily Jagger Rohm, Patricia Kellogg and Tracy Moavero - we couldn't have done it without you!

I plan on working on Twestival Cleveland 2012, so if you're intersted, please let me know - you can always find me in the twitterverse @KaseyCrabtree.  But right now, I need a nap!

Thank you Cleveland, for a great event and for over $2000 raised for We Run This City Youth Marathon Program! 

Tweet on!


5 Things to Know about Tonight’s Twestival Cleveland
24 March 2011

Twestival Cleveland is finally here! The last month of planning all comes together this evening at AMP 150. 

In honor of the event’s 5pm start time, here are the 5 most important things to know about tonight’s TwestivalCLE:

Tickets will be available at the door: Still haven’t purchased your ticket yet? Don’t worry! You can buy tickets at the door tonight. The cost will be the same ($10); however, we can only accept cash at the door.

Bring Cash for the Chinese Auction: If you liked what you read in the last post about the auction baskets, be sure to bring cash for tickets. Basket tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. And remember to write your name/contact info on each ticket - winners will be drawn at the end of the evening and you don't need to be present to win.

Commemorate the event with a limited edition t-shirt: Thanks to C.L.E. Clothing Co., Twestival Cleveland is happy to bring you a Limited Edition event t-shirt (check out the design). These tshirts will be on sale at the event for $15 and are an excellent memento of your evening.

Can’t make it to Twestival Cleveland? Donate! Cleveland’s a busy town tonight. In addition to Twestival, there are a handful of other events going on like Emerging Chefs, Stove Monkeys' Naked Sushi and the CIFF Opening Gala. If you already had other plans for the evening, you can still donate to We Run This City via the Twestival Cleveland donation site.

100%  from the tickets & auction benefit We Run This City: As with all Twestival events, 100% of the ticket price and donations will go to the local charity. Full proceeds from the auction and partial proceeds from the t-shirts purchased will also go to support We Run This City.


Now that you’re up to speed on the 5 most important things to know about tonight, head over to AMP 150 from 5-9pm and have fun with Twestival Cleveland as we “Tweet. Meet. Give.”

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