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Celebration for James Aschbacher

$5,345 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 3 months
Lime Green Productions and Lisa Jensen are working together to present an evening to celebrate the life of James Aschbacher who left us much too early. James loved life, loved his friends and family, and loved celebrations - this is our chance to honor him and the joy we experienced having him in our lives.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 6 to 9pm at the fabulous Rio Theater. There will be music, stories, photos, yummy nibbles and of course, CHAMPAGNE! We need YOUR help to make this event a reality.

Funds collected will be used to cover the costs of putting on this FREE event which includes staff at the Rio Theatre during the event, food & drink for an estimated 300 guests at the event, event supplies such as glasses & napkins, a videographer and a photographer to capture the event and provide Lisa Jensen with a record of the gathering, poster distribution throughout Santa Cruz County, printing of event programs and takeaway buttons. Many local companies have given us discounted rates for supplies and others have donated goods outright. We're doing all we can to put on a lovely free event, one that James would have loved to attend himself.

After covering the event costs, proceeds will be donated to SPECTRA and Open Studios, two of James's favorite Arts Council programs.

Please donate if you can and share the news about this not-to-be-missed celebration.

Cheers!
Ann Ostermann, friend of James for 15 years [event treasurer and handler of donations]
Jana Marcus, longtime friend
Donna Mekis, longtime friend and traveling partner to James & Lisa
Linda Bixby, longtime friend
and Lisa Jensen, James' wife of 40 years
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Dear Friends,
Thank you so much for your generous donations! You are making the "Celebrating James" memorial celebration a reality! We still need to raise $1800, so please spread the word and direct people to our fundraising page.

With gratitude,
Jana Marcus
Ann Ostermann
Lisa Jensen
Linda Bixby
Donna Mekis
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$5,345 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 3 months
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