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Ryan's Birthday Gift Request Day #4

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Tuesday, February 25 

Great news! This birthday gift request doesn't cost a dime, maybe just an extra step or 2. 

When my mom lost her leg & couldn't be fit with a prosthetic, she got around in a wheelchair. It opened my eyes to how ill-prepared our world is for those who are disabled and I saw pure disregard of the disabled spaces at the stores. So today, I ask you...if you see tons of carts in the spaces or gathered in the area where a disabled van should be able to unload...please move them out of the way. And in the future, walk your cart that extra step to the cart return. You'd be surprised at the people you'll make happy and you won't even know it. 



It's the little things...Thank you!



Birthday Week Gift Request Continues

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Sunday, February 23 

As a former bartender, I know a generous tip can brighten anyone's day. So my Day 2 Birthday Week Gift Request is for you to tip a waiter, waitress, bartender or any person in the service industry a little extra today. So much so that they will smile.




Monday, February 24

As many know, my best friend Peyton Tuthill was killed on this day - February 24, 1999. Crazy to think it has been 15 years ago today. So my birthday gift request is for a donation to The Peyton Tuthill Foundation in my honor. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

The Peyton Tuthill Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation founded by Pat Tuthill who was confronted with an unspeakable tragedy when her 23-year-old daughter Peyton was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered by an unsupervised probationer who transferred from another state to Denver in 1999. The  foundation  provides assistance to victims of crime,  scholarships to homicide survivors,  protection of victims'  rights,…

My Birthday Week Gift Request

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 starts my week of Ryan's Birthday Week Gift Request where everyday until next Saturday, March 1st --my 39th birthday -- I will selfishly ask for a gift for myself...or actually for those close to my heart... meaning local nonprofits or those who are in need help. 





Some may not need $, some may need supplies. You don't have to give, maybe just give a prayer. But that will be your gift to me. If you can give... Awesome. Remember how lucky you are. If you can't, I understand.

I will give you details every day. Like I said, no pressure. If you can give to these places for my birthday  please let me know, so I can shout it from the rooftops. Because we all never truly get enough good press.  Love you all. ~ Ryan  

Saturday, February 22 Gift Request: 
Day #1 of My Birthday Week Gift Request - I would love Fly spray, salt blocks, purina senior feed and dumor equistages feed...but not for me. For my very 1st best friend Tracey Sawyer who runs a local horse…

It’s a Shuckin’ Good Time at Irvin~House Vineyards’ and Firefly Distillery's Third Annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival

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Irvin~House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery opened their doors for 2014 Saturday, February 1 for tastings and tours. And to celebrate the new year, they're hosting a shuckin’ good time at the Third Annual CorkShuckin’ Festival Saturday, February 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the vineyard. Admission is free but patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit for oysters, wine and Firefly spirits tastings and local food vendors. Oysters will be $20 for all you can eat or $10 by the bucket. 
Oysters from Holy City Seafood will be available and other food vendors will be on site including Coastal Crust, Stono Cafe and Dulce Truck. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of the One Kool Blow. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 Firefly spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.



If guests are hesitant about driving to …