Market After Dark - 2014

A Benefit for the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter

 

Thank you to the following businesses or individuals participated or donated items for the silent auction:

East End Brewery, Glade Pike Winery , Oak Spring Winery, Savasana’s Juice Company, Caffe d’Amore Catering, Soup Nancy’s, La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen, Najat’s Cuisine (Authentic Lebanese Foods), Ohio City Pasta, Family Farms Creamery, Eliza’s Oven, The Olive Tap, True Blue Healing Arts, The Green Sinner, Stitching Dragonfly's Creations, Jenn's Jems, Clarion River Organics, Mosaic Glass Creations, Jonathan Moran Woodworks, Mind body Essentials, Island Candles, Ann Wateska, Barb Grossman of the Knitting and Crocheting Festival and Creative Arts Festival, Stacie Lawrence, Cher Jacobson, Karen Neral, Totin's Diner, Giant Eagle, Neighbors in the Strip, Myrna and George Ryden, Dees Designs. Giant Eagle, and Clarion Farms Beef.

 

Thanks Amber Fittzgerald for taking awesome pictures so

we have a memory of a great evening.

 
Sal Ventura of Pittsburgh Swing Band Dr. Zoot_edited.jpg
Sal Ventura of Pittsburgh Swing Band Dr. Zoot_edited.jpg
Larry and Michael_edited.jpg
Larry and Michael_edited.jpg
Nathan Holmes of Clarion River Organics.jpg
Nathan Holmes of Clarion River Organics.jpg
Kristi Marsili and Christy Simmers of ALSWPA.jpg
Kristi Marsili and Christy Simmers of ALSWPA.jpg
Jenn and Jacklyn Orefice and Debbie and Larry Jacknin.jpg
Jenn and Jacklyn Orefice and Debbie and Larry Jacknin.jpg
Hersh Petrocelly of The Olive Tap.jpg
Hersh Petrocelly of The Olive Tap.jpg
Gill Flynn.jpg
Gill Flynn.jpg
Gill Flynn, Larry and Debbie Jacknin.jpg
Gill Flynn, Larry and Debbie Jacknin.jpg
family.jpg
family.jpg

Why the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania? 

 

Larry was diagnosed with ALS in March, 2013.  ALS is a tough diagnosis to receive and  we decided that instead of focusing on the negative, we would focus on what Larry can do.

 

When Larry was young, afriend asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "An artist," Larry responded. The well meaning friend told Larry that a man needed to be able to support a family and that was hard to do as an artist. Larry took these words to heart and went to school for engineering. Larry is now a full time artist and enjoying himself more than ever. Because of the disease, Larry is unable to create detail and that is Debbie's specialty. Debbie and Larry share a similar design and color aesthetic and feel fortunate to be able to work together.

 

Proceeds from Market After Dark benefited The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania chapter. For more information about their resources and services please visit www.cure4als.org.

Larry created this mosaic for the fundraiser. Larry has always been the type of person who likes to help others (give) especially in his role of father and husband. As a result of PMA, he has had to learn to receive help from many for simple tasks such as taking money out of his wallet or buttoning a button. Larry has found that this brings out the best in others as most people are more than happy to help. Our lives are in balance when we are able to give and receive as shown by the the trunk of the tree which is divided into two sides. Larry and Debbie feel they have received so many wonderful things from others and this is our way of giving back.    

Tree of Life 

For additional information, please call Debbie 412-427-5500 or Debo1960@aol.com

 

*The Pittsburgh Public Market is located at 2401 Penn Ave between 24 and 25 streets. 

Street parking near our building is free for 2 hours.

The nearest surface lot is located between 23rd and 24th St. on Penn Ave. for $8-10 per day.

Hourly parking can be found in the Cork Factory Garage at 2350 Smallman Street.