YULETIDE JAM RAISES RECORD PROCEEDS OF $15,000 TO BENEFIT SECOND HARVEST OF COASTAL GEORGIA.
Posted by mysavannah on March 4, 2012
YULETIDE JAM RAISES RECORD PROCEEDS OF $15,000 TO BENEFIT
SECOND HARVEST OF COASTAL GEORGIA.
Homegrown fundraiser triples previous year’s net donation.
Savannah, GA – February 29, 2012. Today, the Yuletide Jam team will
present its largest contribution since the event’s inception in the amount of
$15,000.00 to Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia at Tubby’s Tankhouse in
The fourth Annual Yuletide Jam event was held at Tubby’s Tankhouse in
Thunderbolt to help raise money for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The
music fundraiser took place on December 9, 2011 in memory of Patrick Ansley
Williams, a talented musician and lifetime Savannah resident/business owner
who passed away from cancer earlier in 2011.
Yuletide Jam was originally started by Celia Dunn Sotheby’s Realtor and local
musician Stewart Marshall (Stewart & Winfield and Junkyard Angel) and his
cousin Thomas Barrow in 2008 to help raise money for Second Harvest of
Coastal Georgia. Stewart and Tom utilized their musical talents and industry
influence to help collect money for the hungry in Coastal Georgia. After a
successful first year, the charity event has grown significantly through grassroots
efforts and volunteer work, culminating in its record year for 2011. “I had never
anticipated four years ago that Yuletide Jam could grow into such a tremendous
success”, said Marshall and added “It has been an extremely invigorating and
gratifying effort for me at a personal level and I cannot wait to make it all happen
again this year”.
The Fourth Annual Yuletide Jam event was made possible this year partially
through generous contributions received from first time corporate sponsors such
as Savannah Reload, Tubby’s Tankhouse, Fox & Weeks, Lowcountry Films,
Savannah Distributing Company, C.S. Hurd, Speros Technology, Coastal
Insulation, and Sauers Construction Company.
Additionally, the abundant in-kind contributions and unlimited efforts by J.T.
Turner Construction, Live Oak Restaurants, Russo’s Seafood and Tytan
Marketing Group made it possible to maintain extremely low operating expenses
for the event while having a larger piece of the proceeds go directly to Second
The various contributions from individuals and families, the hard work of
volunteers and Savannah’s unwavering support made this the most successful
event in its history.
Tripp Turner, Chief Operating Officer of J.T. Turner and Board Member of
Second Harvest stated “This is the first year I have been this deeply involved with
Yuletide Jam. As a member of the Second Harvest family, I have followed the
increasing success of this charity event; however, this year was particularly
special to me since it was in memory of my very dear and lifelong friend Patrick
Williams.” He added “I feel privileged to be a part of Yuletide Jam and look
forward to seeing all it can achieve in 2012.”
Anna Jackson (2011 Yuletide Jam performer with Two Funky Birds), wife of
Patrick Ansley Williams and spokesperson for the Williams Family and Live Oak
Restaurants said “Being a philanthropist himself, Patrick would have been proud
of this achievement and would have enjoyed every minute of the musical
performances to its fullest” and added “The Williams Family has been touched by
the outreach of support and kindness of Savannah’s community and feels
privileged to once again host this year’s fifth annual Yuletide Jam Fundraiser at
its Tubby’s Tankhouse venue in Thunderbolt”.
Presented by Cedar Hammock Records, Yuletide Jam 2011 welcomed a myriad
of artists who graciously donated their time and talent to this event. The
performers that participated last year were Betsy Kingston & The Crowns, Keith
and Ross, Junkyard Angel, Rueda de Sabor, Stewart & Winfield, The Suex
Effect, The Turtle Project, Two Funky Birds, and Wormsloew.
Yuletide Jam raised its charitable donation to Second Harvest through tickets
and merchandise sales, cash donations, corporate and individual sponsorships,
as well as a silent auction.
The Fifth Yuletide Jam 2012 event is currently scheduled for Saturday,
December 8, 2012 starting at 2:00pm at Tubby’s Tankhouse in Thunderbolt.
Proceeds of this year’s event will again benefit Second Harvest of Coastal
Georgia and will continue to honor Patrick’s memory through music and