Katy Perry Themed Fundraiser for FVRC – Raffle & Auction Donors

Fundraiser for FVRCThanks to these people and organizations, we have many fun and neat Raffle items (put your raffle ticket(s) in the glass for the items you want!) and Silent Auction items. Please thank them for participating when you see them or visit their stores and venues.

From New Horizons Trading Company – fashion, shoes and delightful items – for a gift certificate

From French Connections African and French art, cloth and gifts – for raffle items

From Liquidambar Studio of Art art gallery and gifts – for raffle auction items

From UnWINEd – Wine bar and store for North Carolina wines – for a gift certificate

From Chatham Chamber of Commerce – a gift certificate for Bella Donna Italian Restaurant

From Starrlight Mead – mead (honey wine) tasting certificates

From The Joyful Jewel – art and crafts gallery of NC artists (and writers) – beautiful jewelry and pretty things for the silent auction

From Mark Prokop – Wine for Humanities event certificates

From Reclamation Home Furnishings – vintage and antiques and wonderful treasures – a gift certificate

From Angelina’s Kitchen – a great farm to table Greek restaurant – a gift certificate

From Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Experience – the amazing world class bluegrass guitar player and singer – a CD!

From The Abundance Foundation – (click to learn about this special organization) – fun raffle items

From Melanie Lee Diana the acupuncturist – a gift certificate

From Pam Herndon, State Farm Agent (click to find out about Pam) – fun raffle items

And also more jewelry; Katy Perry brand jewelry; a white gold and tanzanite ring size 7; and many other fun things.

We’ll add to this list if we’ve missed someone. Just private message.

A HUGE THANK YOU to each of the donors, and to the Pittsboro Business Association members as a group who stepped up in fun and generous ways! You rock!

— Anora McGaha

Katy Perry “Break the Cycle” Night – FVRC Benefit

Makani McKenzie as Katy Perry

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Katy Perry Break the Cycle Night Flyer

International superstar singer-songwriter Katy Perry auctioned off three of her guitars at the most viewed musical show in history, Super Bowl 49 Half time show.

Three US-Made Fender Guitars, were auctioned to benefit Break the Cycle(TM) a dating violence prevention organization.

A Triangle-area guitar collector won the auction in a bid to own a piece of Super Bowl, Katy Perry and American history. Surprised, but pleased to win, the collector wanted to have the guitars displayed at the Roadhouse. (There’s another story there. Stay tuned.)

We decided to mark the event by holding our own fundraiser for the cause of preventing violence against women, for Chatham County’s Family Violence & Rape Crisis organization, a local non-profit that actually works with Break the Cycle.

Katy Perry “Break the Cycle” Night at the Pittsboro Roadhouse


Date: Tuesday June 9 5 – 8 pm

Fundraiser: 10% of your Dinner purchases will go to FVRC. We will welcome donations for FVRC. We may even have a raffle.


Jessica Nunn, Emcee, Founder of the Phoenix Theatre Company (of North Carolina).

Trio Luna w/ Sheila Fleming, Cathy Brooksie & Amy Hall Durso.
Brad Junell (Raleigh Event DJ) will be our DJ and Karaoke Master playing Katy Perry songs.
Makani McKenzie as Katy Perry.
YOU and your children and friends. And,
Raffle/Silent Auction.

Marianna Spence and Andrea Batsche from FVRC – Family Violence & Rape Crisis will be joining us.

Katy Perry Night - Performers Photos

News Media on the Katy Perry Auctioned Guitars

Did you see the No More Super Bowl Ad, a public service announcement. Chilling. Inviting us to listen for what isn’t said.


be the moon


“be the moon started in 2011, the collaborative music effort of Vocalist/Percussionist Adam Shaw and Vocalist/Guitarist Elliott Humphries.

Two years later the group had expanded beyond what they could have imagined. Bassist Freddie Alderman and drummer Steven Bristow expanded the group’s sound dramatically. Pulling from a wide variety of musical genres, be the moon writes Americana/Folk-Rock that brings to mind Tom Petty, Wilco, John Prine, Whiskeytown, and Ryan Adams.

For these guys it is all about passion! They love to make music. And they love when people enjoy the music they make! be the moon strives to write honest and genuine songs about the people and places that they know!”

be the moon on Reverbnation – click to listen