Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
CASINO NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION
Zenshuji's 11th annual Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser is coming soon!
Tell your family and friends to save this date: Saturday, March 3rd (6:00 PM to 11:00
We need your help with ticket sales, table sponsors, and donations for the silent
auction ~ please do what you can today!
Casino Night Festivities:
The night's festivities include a dinner buffet, entertainment, drink tickets, raffle
tickets, gambling chips to play casino games, and the chance to bid on silent auction
Tickets: $30 donation (pre-sale - available now), $35 donation (at the door)
You can buy the tickets from any Board Members or the ministers.
Casino Table Sponsors:
We are in need of table sponsors ($100 donation, name displayed on the table) and
cash patrons (cash donations of any amount to help defray costs).
Silent Auction Donors:
We are soliciting donations for the silent auction. Times are tight for many of
us but there are several ways to help. Have some wine, beer or empty gift baskets
left over from the holidays? A gift card that you can part with? Have a friend
that is is a hair stylist? Just about anything can become a silent auction item.
Any gesture big or small is greatly appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
* Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, plays, museums and theme parks
* Framed photography or artwork
* Hand-made arts and crafts
* Produce, plants, yard and garden items
* Collectible antiques
* Gift certificates to restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, golf courses and
car washes, etc.
* A weekend at a timeshare or other vacation package
* Themed Gift baskets such as Movie gifts(DVD, movie tickets, popcorn, candy, etc.)
Wine gifts(bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, etc.), Cooking gifts(cook books, cooking
ingredients, cooking utensils/equipment)
With the exception of collectible antiques, we request donations of new items for
the silent auction please!
Please use the form below for your donations.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the temple.
Thank you in advance for you support!
SETSUBUNE - Bean throwing ceremony
To celebrate the last day of the lunar year, we will have the festive ceremony of
'bean throwing' (mamemaki) at 1:30pm on February 4th. The dried roasted soy beans
are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil spirits. Everyone yells,
"Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Translated: In with good luck; away with demons. People
born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, etc, year
old) are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch the thrown
beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us. If you were
born in the year of Dog and would like to be a bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo
(Japanese traditional costume), please bring in, mail or fax this form below to the
temple at (213)624-8650.