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Monday, June 22, 2009


This is Owen. He is a beautiful little boy. Just look at those cheeks! He will give you the cutest little puppy dog look with a great big smile that will surely melt your heart. It did mine. He came into the Tavern one day with his mom and grandma and lots of other friends, and I felt my heart warm up. He is a special little boy.

Owen needs a kidney transplant. THis weekend lots of
people who love Owen are holding a benefit for him. Here's the information!

Hi Everyone!

I'm passing along the news of a benefit that is being held on June 26th and June 27th for Owen Bauer. The benefit includes a spaghetti dinner, a relay, 50/50 raffle, rummage sale, bake sale, silent auction, and the sale of t-shirts. Owen is 11 months old and needs a kidney transplant. He was born with underdeveloped kidneys. He is on ten medications and has a feeding tube. Owen has recently reached his goal weight of 22lbs needed for the transplant. Currently three people are getting tested to be potential donors, if one of them is a match Owen could get a kidney as early as late summer!

Most of you that I'm sending this email to know that Owen is the son of Shawn and Jennifer Bauer in fact, most of us that I'm sending this to have known both Jenn and Shawn since elementary school so we all know what amazing people they are. Lauren (McCann) Miller and Angela (Sweet) Polansky have coordinated this entire benefit for Owen but, they still need tons of help. Below is the schedule of events and information on the numerous ways we can all pitch in to help Shawn, Jenn, and Owen.

Friday, June 26th the benefit weekend kicks off with a spaghetti dinner being held at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church from 4-7 pm. The church is located at 229 South Market Street New Wilmington, PA 16142.
For more information on the cost of this event or if you can volunteer in any way please contact Lauren at: or Angela at:
I know some of the things they need for this dinner are: food and supplies donated, people who are willing to cook and serve, someone reliable to take the money at door for people who haven't bought tickets ahead of time, people to sell tickets to the dinner before hand, and most of all people to attend the dinner and support Owen.

Saturday, June 27th there is going to be a relay taking place at New Wilmington Area High School. The high school is located at 350 Wood Street New Wilmington, PA 16142. Registration for the relay begins at 10 am. Jill (Tekac) Baker is in charge of the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are on sale NOW. Please contact Jill if you would like to purchase tickets. The raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. A paypal account has been set up to make it easier for everyone to buy tickets. Just transfer money to Please be sure to include your name and phone number so that you'll be entered in the drawing. If you would prefer to send a check it should be made out to The Owen Daniel Bauer Benefit Fund.

Checks can be mailed to:

Jill Baker
675 Scott Ridge Road
Harmony, PA

Jamie (Osborne) Cullen and the New Wilmington MOPS group is heading the rummage sale on the day of the relay. They are opening the sale at 9am and it will run until 5pm or earlier if it starts dying down before that. They are trying to find places to keep everything because Jamie's garage isn't big enough, so if you have an idea, please email her. They are also looking for some guys and gals with trucks and muscle to help them move everything to the school the day before the event. They are taking just about anything that you are willing to donate. The only thing they ask is that if you are donating clothes for the rummage sale, please separate the clothes (children's, adults, boys, and girls). It just makes it easier for those that are setting up. If you have anything to donate or would like to help them out in any way, (and they will take all sorts of help!), please email Jamie at:

Sarah (Bruening) Worthington has volunteered to head up the bake sale. For any and all of you who wish to contribute or knows someone who wants to donate baked goods for the sale, anything and everything is welcome! Baked goods can be dropped off on Friday, June 26th at Commerical Printing Co. They are located at 2414 Wilmington Rd. in New Castle. Her mom, Barb works there so she'll be able to accept any baked goods people want to drop off. Please drop off any goodies from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thanks in advance for everyone's generous gifts! Should anyone have questions or if you would like to volunteer on the day of the sale, please let Sarah know at: Also, if you would like to bake something but are unable to take it to Commercial Printing please email Angela and she may be able to come get the baked goods from you.Lee Worthington has volunteered to be in charge of the silent auction. The auction will begin on Friday at the spaghetti dinner and will continue through the events on Saturday. If you are able to donate something for the silent auction or you need more information please contact Lee at:

Lauren is ordering T-shirts for the event as well. The cost of the t-shirts is $10 if you get your order in to Lauren by this Monday, June 1st. T-shirts not ordered by June 1st will be available for $15 dollars at the relay. Sizes available run from Youth Small through Adult XXXL. Five dollars from the sale of every T-shirt will go directly to Owen.

If you can help in anyway...please go and do it. WE ARE COMMUNITY! We are all ONE body in Christ. When someone needs our help..we need to give it. Time, money, food, donations, walking..something... DO IT!
Come on... help will make YOU Feel as good as it will help this little guy. It's amazing..but it's true!


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