April 16, 2007

South Carolina Sit Down VI; the REPORT

SC Sit Down VI attendees:

Wow! All I can say is wow!

Look at the pic above! That's our largest crowd to date!!!!

The SC Sit Down VI was held April 14th, 2007. We had a total of 73 people here for this one! We had the Perdom rep; Chris Harper, here too. Chris had a bag full of goodies to pass out and even put a huge humidor in the Sister Care raffle! We had attendees from all over the southeast. The Wild Hare was bursting at the seams with that many people! We may outgrow this location, but until the fire marshal says we can't have anymore people in there, I'm not too worried about it! The items raffled off were out of this world! Some of the highlighted items raffled off were 6 humidors and 8 boxes of cigars!!!

The raffles were split into 2 categories; Sister Care Inc. (www.sistercare.com) and the Cigar Family Foundation, which is a charity for the people in the Dominican Republic headed by the J. C. Newman company (www.cf-cf.com). Both are truely worthwhile charities. The Sister Care raffle consisted of pretty much all items in the raffle except the humidor supplied by the J. C. Newman company, so needless to say there were a LOT of items in the Sister Care raffle. The final tally was:

$1100 for the Sister Care raffle

$550 for the Cigar Family Foundation

That's a total of $1650 collected for the charities!!!! Thanks everyone! Those organizations will be very happy!

The list of contributors is quite an impressive one:

Rocky’s Cigars www.rockyscigars.com

Smokin’ Pipes www.smokingpipes.com

J. C. Newman www.jcnewman.com

Arganese Cigars www.arganesecigars.com

Cigar.com www.cigar.com

S.A.G. Imports, Inc. Miami, Fl

Cigars International www.cigarsinternational.com

Mike’s Cigars www.mikescigars.com

Cigar Aficionado www.cigaraficionado.com

J. M. Tobacco Co. Los Angeles, CA

Perdomo Cigars www.perdomocigars.com

A. Pontillo Cigars, Apex, NC

Cuban Crafters www.cubancrafters.com

Alec Bradley www.alecbradley.com

Heartfelt Industries www.heartfeltindustries.com

Lianos dos Palmas www.havacigar.com

Vegas de Santiago www.vegassantiago.com

Smoking Lamp www.smokinglamp.com

Holt’s www.holts.com

General Cigar www.cigarworld.com

Island Smoke Shop www.islandsmokeshop.com

Modern Age Tobacco www.modernagetobacco.com

Maduro Room www.maduroroom.com

Ashton Cigars www.ashtoncigars.com

Nat Sherman www.natsherman.com

Tobacco Merchant: Columbia, SC

Armandos Ramos Cigars

Ginger Carnes, Jim's girlfriend

That's quite an impressive list of contributors!!!! Thanks to each and every one of you for donating this year. I hope you can be here to suport us next year!

Here are some pics of attendees and some of the raffle items won:

The raffle table items:

Some of the attendees having fun!
TomV and wife
Alpedhuez55 and Mark
Rebel John, Mike Dutton, Chris Harper (Perdomo rep), and Lorax429

Yours truely:

Tiki Jim and Mark (Cheeze) manning the raffle ticket table:

Raffle time!!!!

Of course, I need a lovely assistant (Connie):
General Cigar Macanudo cigar winner:

Lil' Brown Oliva ashtray winner:
Pontillo cigar winner:

CAO ashtray winner:
Alec Bradley ashtray winner:

Maduro Room Ashton ashtray winner:

Maduro Room $50 gift certificate winner:

Tobacco Merchant Rocky Patel winner:
Armando Ramos winner (1)

Armando Ramos winner (2)

Armando Ramos winner (3)

Tobacco World La Aroma de Cuba cigar winner:

Tobacco World Glass top humidor winner:

Holt's Ashton cigar winner:

Smokin' Pipes H. Upmann Torpedo cigar winner:

Cigars International 5 Vegas Cask Strength cigar winner:

Cigars International 5 Vegas humidor winner:

Ashton Cigars Bumbingo humidor winner:

Cuban Crafters humidor winner:

Cigar Family humidor winner:

Perdomo humidor winner: Doug Graul and Perdomo rep, Chris Harper:
Myself, Connie, and Charlie Ruffalo (Stogies&hoagies):

Presenting the $1100 check to Ms. Linda Davis of Sister Care:
All I can say is thank you to all the contributors and to all the attendees. This was by far the biggest and best South Carolina Sit Down ever! I hope next April's is just as good!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is great to see the good turn out for this HERF and great to see the monies raised for a good cause. I will be happy to help out again next year just let me know.

David "The Bead Guy"
Heartfelt Industries