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Wrap-up for the 16th Annual,
“2020 Christmas In The Kitchen”
Show with Mitzi MacDonald
& Keltic Reign

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our 16th annual Christmas in the Kitchen charity concert. Our show was totally virtual this year, and aired on Facebook Live.

We raised and donated $11,155.00!

We also did a massive toy drive around the St. Louis area, and collected over 400 toys! Considering that we couldn't have the live show, or the auction, it was more than I could ever have hoped for. The money and toys were split evenly between Annie Malones Children and Family Services, and Join Hands ESL, Two wonderful organizations right here in the St. Louis area. Both are making a difference for children in a multitude of ways. Please consider supporting them in the future and I encourage you to learn more about their work here -
www.joinhandsesl.org and www.anniemalone.com 

Thank you to our sponsors!
O'Brien Law Firm
Dr. Susan Laws
First mid-America Credit Union
St. Louis Tionol
Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education
St. Louis Irish Arts
The Scottish Arms

Thank you to our performers of the past few years, who joined us on Zoom to make the evening really special! Randy Getz, Dan Jackson (aka- Santa) , The Wee Heavies, Bridgette Kossor, Ken Martin, Tim Mead, and Anna Allen!

Thank you to Travelling Tea in Maplewood for partnering with us again, and thank you to Karen Heitzman and Jim Slack for the CITK mugs!

Thank you to the following places and people for collecting toys -
Center for Spiritual Living
Harmony Fellowship Church
Unity Church South City
Butterfly & Moon
Law Dental
Music Folk
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Gallery
The City of Oakland and our wonderful neighbors!

Christmas in the Kitchen's Wonderful Sponsors:

Dr. Susan Laws,
Comprehensive eye examinations and services to help you achieve better vision and healthy eyes, Winchester, TN

Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education
In the belief that music and the arts are key to connecting cultures and understanding our roots, SPAE provides cultural experiences and educational opportunities in Scottish traditional arts and the historic connections between Scotland and the USA by conducting classes, workshops, lectures and public performances

The Scottish Arms
Authentic Scottish Pub and Restaurant,
8 South Sarah St., St. Louis MO
314-535-0551 thescottisharms.com

Jim Campbell Photography,
Nature, Fine Art, Seasonal , Pets, & Ruralscapes. jimcampbellphotography@gmail.com

St. Louis Irish Arts
Promoting traditional Irish music, dance, song, and language at Immaculate Conception School, under the direction of Helen Gannon.
 2934 Marshall Ave, Maplewood, MO
314-842-3906 slia.org

St. Louis Tionól
The Tionól is a weekend of sessions, concerts and workshops focusing on traditional Irish Music, where musicians of all levels can get together and learn and of course... play music. Our job is to foster and preserve this heritage so it lives for those in the future.  Brought to you by Mike Mullins.tionol.org

1st Mid America Credit Union
1st MidAmerica Credit Union is a full-service credit union offering a wide variety of financial services in Illinois and Missouri.

Traveling Tea
On site tea tastings and brewed tea for your event. 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood MO

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas Tree

"Christmas in The Kitchen" is a memorable live holiday music experience that raises money and toy donations for local children's charities. This year’s recipients are Annie Malone Children and Family Services, AND Join Hands ESL.

Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign perform in a uniquely set Christmas Kitchen, including Irish and Scottish dancing and singing, with many special guests including; the Wee Heavies, Ken Martin, Bridgette Kossor, Tim Mead, Anita Rosamond, Bradford Smith, and our wonderful piping Santa… Dan Jackson! 

As always, you are invited on-stage, throughout the performance, to have a cup of hot tea (compliments of Traveling Tea) and homemade cookies at Mitzi's kitchen table! We have gluten free cookies now too! Mitzi's children are a part of the band, and many family members are helping out, so this is a true family experience that is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!! Mitzi comes from Nova Scotia, Canada, where "kitchen parties" are the norm... and you are invited to this one!

Please Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift, and get a child's admission free. 
Come early! Doors open at 6pm with a Silent Auction that is lots of fun! A huge variety of things, including gift certificates, beautiful baskets from local stores, many pieces of artwork, and even Mitzi's shortbread cookies are in the auction! The bar is open, and the wonderfully talented Ken Martin will be serenading you! The auction continues on through the half time intermission.

Our motto is..."Come with full hands, and leave with a full heart"
-An unwrapped toy or teen gift  -

Ideas for teen gifts…
Amazon gift cards, store gift cards (like Walgreens, Target, etc)
Scarfs and Gloves
Shower and bath products
inexpensive jewelry, watches, wallets, and handbags
Games and fun things of all sorts.

We collect canned goods and non-perishable food items.

We collect new or gently used winter coats – children and adult sizes.

We take credit cards and checks for admission and the silent auction. ( A little cash on hand is always good to have too, when the magic stocking gets passed around to you!)

If you are making a donation, you can write your check to either organization and you will receive a receipt letter for tax, by regular mail. (Both organizations are 501c3 and your donations to them are tax deductable. )

If you are paying for tickets, please make your check out to Christmas in the Kitchen.  Donation checks can be made out to Christmas in the Kitchen as well, and the money will go to the charities, but you would not receive a tax letter. (checks have to be made out directly to the organizations, to receive that)

All money collected this year will be split evenly between the two charities.