Dianne Jaynes Fundraiser—a success

Image: Carl and Dianne Jaynes with their two grandchildren.

Carl and Dianne Jaynes with their two grandchildren. (Cindy Sutherland)

It was very, very cold the night of Dianne Jaynes fundraiser. But the citizens of the small community of Italy, Texas was not going to let a little bad weather bother them and as usual came out in full to support one of their own, Dianne Jaynes and her family.

Dianne Jaynes has liver cancer and is fighting diligently but because of the extreme medical expenses, Amanda Smithwick Itson (Dianne’s cousin) decided to put together a fundraiser to help out this family. And boy, did she do a great job.

There were several bands, Justin Guthrie Band, Moonshine, David Harness with Jason Herrin and DJ Too Cool. They all performed their best despite the inclement weather. Just another show of support given to the Jaynes family.

There was quite a line at the bounce house and slide. Kids were lining up with smiling faces waiting with anticipation to be the first to slide down the slide and bounce the house down.

Everyone came out to buy their BBQ dinner catered by Starbucks, Domino’s, HEB, Hobb’s Feed Store, Bebe’s BBQ and Chicken Express. The line was long but the wait was worth it. And that coffee and hot cocoa sure helped to warm cold hands.

There was a raffle and an auction and lots great prizes were very generously donated.

The raffle items were:
$20.00 of gas donated from Varner’s Fina gas station
2 buffet dinners at CiCi’s Pizza
Free desert from at Carino’s Italian Restaurant
$5.00 gift card from Ta Mollies
Free dinner buffet for two at Ryan’s Grill
Two admission tickets for Texas Tough Big Time Pro Wrestling
$10.00 gift card for hamburgers at Oma’s Burgers
Two free lunches at Uptown Cafe
Three free shampoos, cut and style at Headrush
Ten kids meals at Carino’s
One free kids buffet at CiCi’s Pizza

Auction Items were:
Set of redneck wine glasses from Bling n Bloom of Italy
Two adult and two children admissions to Scarborough Fair
Dinner buffet for four at CiCi’s Pizza
Diva dvd at Sassy Katz Boutique
Two car washes at Auto Splash
3-one free month membership at Lord’s Gym
2-three free oil changes at NTB
$35.00 gift card from Ashley’s Boutique
Guitar donated from Waxahachie Pawn Shop

The guitar was signed by all the bands that performed that night and then auctioned off. Of course, this made the guitar even more special.

The night was a success, the fundraiser brought in approximately $1,500.00.

Please keep the Jaynes family in your prayers. Thank you Italy and all who participated to make it a good night.