HELP NEEDED – KWTP Booth: Rachel Zientek’s Fundraiser & BBQ – Sat., Aug. 7, 10-4 pm Town Center

UPDATE: Thank you to all the volunteers and people who stopped by our booth at the Big Top Fundraiser for Rachel Zientek last Saturday. We had a blast–our Teabag Toss game elicited smiles and laughs from most of the people and only a few looking down the nose snide comments from those on the other side. The children and even many adults had a great time trying to throw our teabags into the cups–it was NOT as easy as it looked.

Special thanks to Daniel Ledoux and his beautiful wife Cherrie, of A Grand Affair Catering. They were instrumental in putting this event together, and Daniel not only made our Teabag Toss game, and recruited help making our muslin teabags complete with KWTP logs on the attached label, he also spent the ENTIRE day in his KWTP Patriot outfit. Thanks also to Sparky Nolan of the KW Chamber of Commerce who recognized our participation and invited Larry Lane onto the stage to tell everyone about us!

A great time was had by all while helping the Zienteks with Rachel’s medical expenses. That’s how America is supposed to work! BTW, about 28 new members signed up to join us in our efforts while tossing the tea in Town Center Park!


  • Volunteers to help with setup/take down
  • Volunteers to ccoordinate and run the booth
     (at least 2 volunteers / 2 hour shift for 3 shifts)
  • Game idea or ready-made game we could borrow. (Teabag Toss?)
  • The KWTP Patriot will be there to attract contestants!

Our very generous Kingwood TEA Party members have donated almost $200 for us to put this on so we can donate all funds raised to Rachel’s medical funds. So we can purchase whatever is needful A Game idea like the a Teabag Toss (TEA Party related) would be good because we could store and reuse it at other local festivals and events.

We have Constitutions, flags, candy, bookmarks, and some ribbons left from the 4th that we could give to interested patriots, but we’ll also be buying some extra candy or treats for children to give away.

If you’d like to help us, or have a group that would like to host a booth, please click on more. Rachel’s story is there, too, for anyone who hasn’t heard about Rachel’s fiery plane crash in Alaska earlier this month.

Dan, our KWTP Patriot, will be there in costume to help attract the patriotic crowds to our booth, and we’ll also have splash cards and brochures to hand out to anyone interested. We sure could use your help if you’ve ever done one of these carnival type games. I’m sure we’ll learn as we go if we have to, but your expertise would be welcome. And if your church group or other group has a game ready to go for an annual festival or fundraiser, maybe they’d loan it to us for such a good purpose.

Do we have anyone who does face painting? This would be a good time for the children-designed face paint  we weren’t able to do on the 4th. Any other ideas, please contact us at .

If your church or other group would like to join the effort to help Rachel, CLICK HERE for booth information. (pdf file)

From the event Facebook page:

On Sat., August 7th, the Kingwood/Humble community will join together with hundreds of others to help assist the family of 16-year-old Rachel Zientek, with their mounting medical expenses as she fights to recover from a fiery plane crash in Alaska that has left her with burns on a large percentage of her body and other very serious injuries.

Her father, Officer Mike Zientek, is taking time off as a Houston police officer (who serves Kingwood/Forest Cove) to be with Rachel in Seattle, where she is in serious condition at the burn intensive care unit of Harborview Medical Center. She will likely remain in the hospital for two to three months, then undergo in-patient rehabilitation.

You can help us help Rachel and her family, by donating in-kind items for this event, sponsoring a booth, or making an underwriting donation which will help offset the costs of this fundraiser and thus, help us send more to the Zientek family. By supporting this event, you are not only helping Rachel, but also her entire family.

Rachel Zientek’s father, Mike, is thankful to all who helped rescue his daughter and for everything that they did to save her life and the lives of those who survived. “I’m just so thankful that she’s alive and the injuries we can deal with.”

Our goal for THE RACHEL ZIENTEK BIG TOP FUND RAISER & BBQ is to raise at least $10,000 at this 6 hour event, which represents less than $1.00 per resident in Humble and Kingwood. Please help us reach that goal with your support. Or, one of our 9 committee members will be happy to pick up your check, cash or donation, from your place of business.

The address to mail your support of THE RACHEL ZIENTEK BIG TOP FUND RAISER & BBQ is: C/O The Itty Bitty Charity Committee, P. O. Box 6915, Kingwood, TX 77325: Please make your check payable to: “A Grand Affair – The Rachel Zientek Fund”.

Our deadline to get all donations and sponsorships in is July 26th. Following the event, we will send out a brief recap of the THE RACHEL ZIENTEK BIG TOP FUND RAISER & BBQ to all our sponsors and the media.


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