As you know we were saddened to hear about the shocking passing of one of our own, Laurie Manny. As a reminder we're gathering next Thursday (one week from today) to celebrate Laurie's life. Laurie's parents and her brother will be attending the event.
The location is Parker's Light House in Long Beach, it was one of Laurie's favorite places and also home to the very first Rainer birthday!
Let's celebrate Laurie's life on Thursday September 9, 2010 from 5-8 pm.....
Laurie Manny had so many friends in Southern California that we thought it would be nice to have a Memorial Celebration for Laurie in Long Beach. On Thursday September 9, 2010 from 5-8 pm there will be a celebration of her life at Parker's Light House on Shoreline Drive in Long Beach Ca.
This will be an opportunity for all of us who loved Laurie to share stories, hugs and lots of laughs as we remember our dear friend. Laurie loved Parker's Light House and we will be on the Patio overlooking the water and the shoreline where Laurie took so many fabulous photos.
We will be providing appetizers and there will be a no host bar. The dress is Beach Casual. We are requesting no cameras or blog posts. This is a special time for her family and friends to share their memories.
We have set up a Laurie Manny Memorial Fund for those who would like to make a donation. I know there will be tons of flowers at her services in New York and we will be providing flowers in Long Beach so we thought that perhaps her friends might like to donate to a fund that will go to her family. Your donation will not be tax deductible as you are sending a gift to a friend.
We had thought we would be able to set it up with a national bank but the paperwork was more then seemed necessary. Marlene Bridges is at her home in Palm Springs this week and was kind enough to inquire at a local bank and set up the account there.
Make Checks Payable to: Laurie Manny Memorial Fund
El Paseo Bank
The Market Place
39580 Washington Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
We plan to close the account on October 1 and distribute the money to the family at that time. We will also have a place where you can make a donation at the Memorial Gathering in Long Beach for those who will be there.