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Come help us celebrate our 30th Annual Pasta Extravaganza and Fundraiser and bring your friends and family! It’s Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER (use the North Entrance on South Temple just East of 200 West) Meeting Rooms 155 A thru F. There will be entertainment, carnival games, a photo booth, silent auction, drawings, and much more fun! Don’t forget the fabulous food and great volunteers!

The money raised is used to assist people supported by TURN with their recreational needs. Specifically, funds are used to provide overnight activities during Christmas and Thanksgiving for people unable to spend the holidays with family, assistance for river trips, out of state trips, Special Olympics, community classes, recreation equipment, and special events. This assistance is made available to people with limited incomes.

The cost of the event is $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 12 years old and under. We offer a family pass for $50.00. The pass includes four people in your household and each additional family member is $5.00. We can set aside reserved tables if a large group will be attending, tables seat 8 and cost $120.00. Contact Eleanor Houston-Till if you are interested at 801-524-8615 or eleanortill@turndreams.org.

We hope to see you at the Salt Palace for our “Pasta Extravaganza” dinner!

 

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Come help us celebrate our 30th Annual Pasta Extravaganza and Fundraiser and bring your friends and family! It’s Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER (use the North Entrance on South Temple just East of 200 West) Meeting Rooms 155 A thru F.

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thanksgiving-partyWhat’s a Thanksgiving Overnighter, you might ask? You take 22 individuals served by TURN along the Wasatch Front, 12 staff, 3 volunteers, 2 turkeys and all the fixings, and send them to The Country Inn and Suites in West Valley for two nights. THAT is a party!

This year we met on Wednesday evening to enjoy each other’s company, have dinner, and make crafts. Thanksgiving Day was divided between stories and songs presented by Margaret Edmundson, movies at the Megaplex, Bingo, football games, and more crafts. The Washington Redskins fans were very disappointed in the outcome of the game. We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, leftovers, and more leftovers. We celebrated two birthdays with pumpkin pie and lots of whipping cream; no need for candles when you have Reddi-Whip! Where are the rest of the pictures? We were having too much fun!

Thanks to all of you who have supported Pastabilities over the years, as money raised at that annual springtime gala helps cover the cost of this event!

Amy Steed

Amy Steed

On April 29th, TURN’s annual fundraiser and social event of the year, “Pastabilities”, brought hundreds of old and new friends together for good food and fundraising! A delicious pasta dinner, dancing, and a silent auction blended perfectly to raise over $9000 to benefit TURN’s recreation programs. Amy Steed and Celia Orr from TURN received their coveted “Pasta Aprons” for years of dedicated volunteering at the annual event, and Chef Zack from Utah Food Services was given his special TURN apron for feeding us so well for so many years! This was TURN’s 29th Pastabilities gala, and was perhaps the best attended ever!

Celia Orr

Celia Orr

Proceeds from “Pastabilities” helps fund Thanksgiving and Christmas overnight activities for our clients who are unable to spend the holidays with family. Funds also provide assistance for river trips, camping, out-of-state trips, special events, socialization classes, and recreation equipment for individuals with limited income.

Thanks to all who attended and also those who sent in donations even though they couldn’t make it! Thanks to all the TURN staff, clients, Board members, and friends who coordinated the event, cooked, and volunteered that evening and for weeks in advance! Thanks also to the many friends and businesses who donated auction items and other goods and services. TURN continues to be a true community organization!

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Thank you to employees from Goldman-Sachs who helped other volunteers serve food. We hope you enjoyed your evening of service!

2015PastaFriends3On April 25th, TURN’s annual fundraiser and social event of the year, “Pastabilities”, did its job well, with old and new friends gathering for good food and fundraising. Pasta, dancing, and a silent auction blended perfectly to raise over nine thousand dollars to benefit TURN’s recreation programs!

2015PastaDinner3Proceeds from “Pastabilities” help fund Thanksgiving and Christmas overnight activities for our clients who are unable to spend the holidays with family. Funds also provide assistance for river trips, camping, out-of-state trips, special events, socialization classes, and recreation equipment for individuals with limited income.

2015PastaDance3Thanks to all who attended and also those who sent in donations even though they couldn’t make it! Thanks to all the TURN staff, clients, Board members, and friends who coordinated the event, cooked, and volunteered that evening and for weeks in advance! Thanks also to the many friends and businesses who donated auction items, other goods and services. TURN is certainly a community organization!

2015PastaFriends1Check out more pictures of this fun night here!

Rod BESTThe TURN community has been abuzz this week as employees and friends try to identify a friendly and familiar celebrity who attended Pastabilities on Saturday, April 25th! The mystery man greeted many of the event’s attendees like an old friend, and even mingled among the volunteers and workers, praising and encouraging them for their service and their diligence. There is wild speculation on who the handsome gentleman might be, and some of the guesses have included Richard Gere, Richard Branson, Doug Wright, Robert Redford, and “The Most Interesting Man In The World”. If you think you recognize this dapper dan, please contact rodolson@turndreams.org.Rod and the boys

FLYER FOR STAFF

donate320x180Rocky Mountain Power Foundation generously gave in support of the Art Center.    Their gift will help purchase canvases, paints and supplies to allow the budding artisans develop their skills and prepare pieces for sale.

Mary Beck, Rick & Janis Bennion, Doug & Nancy Gladfelter, Luana Heaton’s Family, Steven & Janet Turner, Jim & Janet Witherspoon and Susie Miner have started off the Pastabilities activity by their contributions.

Susie Miner opened the Summer Camp project with her generous donation in support of the youth.

Founders Title Company’s gift of office furniture made it possible to outfit the new St. George program/offices.

Our friends at Weir Specialty Pumps landscaped the Holladay Duplex and made the outdoor environment more appealing for the four men who live there.

Phillip Miller of Suspicious Sound System made a donation in honor of Katelyn Roberts 16th birthday and sister Tammy.  He was also part of the  team at the Devil’s Daughter that helped support the event.

You can make a difference, too!

I have helped TURN in the past through my catering business.  I was happy to help on a personal basis.  – Elizabeth Copeland

2014ButchandfriendTURN’s annual fundraiser and social event of the year, “Pastabilities”, was a huge success! We had great food, boutique items for sale, and a silent auction that raised thousands of dollars for TURN’s recreation program. It was a very fun night at the Salt Palace Convention Center, and so wonderful to see many of our TURN supporters and friends!

The food was delicious, and once again we had our very own talented Henry Neville of the Facilities Management Team as DJ. He did a great job keeping the party hopping, and the dance floor stayed active all evening! Thank you, Henry, for your willingness to help out and add so much to the evening.

2014CeciliaandLydiaProceeds from “Pastabilities” help fund Thanksgiving and Christmas overnight activities for our clients who are unable to spend the holidays with family. Funds also provide assistance for river trips, camping, out-of-state trips, special events, socialization classes, and recreation equipment for individuals with limited income.

Thanks to all who attended and also those who sent in donations even though they couldn’t make it! Thanks to all the TURN staff, clients, Board members, and friends who coordinated the event, cooked, and volunteered that evening and for weeks in advance! Thanks also to the many friends and businesses who donated auction items, other goods and services. Many wonderful items and gift certificates were awarded in the evening’s raffle. We deeply appreciate Utah Foods, the Salt Palace, Bowles Distributing and Wasatch Meats for their long-standing support and contributions. TURN is certainly a community organization!

See more pictures of our 27th Pastabilities on our Photos page!

Pasta2011aContributed by Esther Lacherre, Therapeutic Recreation Intern, University of Utah

This year’s annual “Pastabilities” fundraiser was held on May 14.  It was a very rainy Saturday evening; however, the rain did not seem to put a damper on the event, as the night gave way to a grand event full of fun and excitement, prizes and games, music and dancing, and of course an array of amazing food!

One of the most engaging parts of the event was the talented DJ, Henry Neville, mixing it up with a variety of fun, lively music that drew numerous people out onto the dance floor.  The dance floor stayed hoppin’ all night long as energetic participants got a chance to show off their dance moves. And all the while, a big screen featured live video coverage and photos of the night’s events, captured and produced by Dave Brooke.

There was truly something for everyone to enjoy at this event.  Besides the music and dancing, very generous donors contributed to the dozens of fabulous silent auction items and raffle prizes. There were also carnival games with prizes and a boutique that showcased the artistic talents of many clients through their handcrafted items available for purchase. And of course there was plenty of time to mingle with good company amidst scrumptious food. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the coveted “Pastabilities” volunteer aprons. This year’s recipients were Kathy Hale, Board Vice-Chair; Chris Topham, Sugarhouse Program Coordinator; and Earl Horne, Bountiful Apartments.

The time, talent and resources given by numerous people made it possible for many employees, clients, community members, friends and family members to come together in support of people with disabilities. Robert Sullivan and the Utah Food Services staff are major supporters of this event as they contribute their time and resources.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will enable TURN’s clients to enjoy the many recreation and leisure activities that go on throughout the year, including the Holiday over-night retreats.

Check out more pictures of this event on our Photo page!