Sundance Vacations Wilkes-Barre’s IT Department Held its Third Annual Barbeque
The Sundance Vacations Information Technology (IT) department from the corporate office in Wilkes Barre, PA recently spoiled their fellow coworkers by preparing their 3rd Annual Beer B-Que supporting the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. In preparation of the Beer BQ, the IT crew got together on Memorial Day to brew two special craft beers. One was a dark IPA and the other was a gluten free honey ale.
The beer BQ was held on July 26th and was stocked with burgers and hotdogs which the IT department grilled themselves! There was also potato salad and other snacks for all to enjoy. During the day there was a silent auction, which a number of tech-savy prizes were awarded, including a thermo-electric cooler, three HP Office Jet all-in-one printers, a Harry and David gift basket including a Fitbit watch, a 50/50 drawing, dress down days and more!
The IT department was able to raise $891 for the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen! Co-owners Tina & John Dowd also donated an additional $109.00 to round up to an even $1,000.00! The day was perfect for an outside event, the sun was shining, and the weather was absolutely perfect! We got to kick back and relax while playing ‘Kubb’ (Viking Chess) and corn hole! Tina and John even participated in the games!
50/50 Raffle – Beth from Collections
HP Office Jet all-in-one printers –
Dawn from QAR
Jess from CR
Ed from CR
Thermo-electric Cooler – Alan from Collections
Steelers Wreath – Britney from Accounting
Assorted Beer Basket – Scott B
Harry & David Basket – Steve W from VIP
10,000 STAR Points – Amara from VIP
1 week of dress down – SuAnn from IT
More about St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen:
St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They provide meals to homeless all across the Wyoming Valley. Typically serving 300 meals a day, the organization relies on donations to provide food for families in need. For more information on St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, please visit their page on our Charities website. Visit the Catholic Social Services website to make an online donation to feed families in the area.
In 2011, Sundance Vacations donated $50,000 to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, making it the largest donation they ever received. Sundance Vacations employees still continue to fundraiser quite often for the kitchen. Last year, the IT department raised over $800.00 in donations at their 2nd Annual Beer B-Que.
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Krystal is a mother of one son and her family is everything to her. She gets bored easily and likes to keep herself busy one way or another. When she’s not spending time at home, you can find her in search of an adventure outdoors. A few of her interests include: Camping, cooking, crafting and writing new ideas on paper and turning them into a reality.