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The Blanket Program News

The Deli & Top of the Market Announces Dates for Semiannual Blanket Party

Dayton, OH – The Deli & Top of the Market have announced dates for their semiannual Blanket Party – a party hosted at The Deli & Top of the Market that brings together the Dayton community to make fleece tie-blankets for St Vincent de Paul and Dayton Children’s Hospital, as well as other local Dayton charities.

The Deli & Top of the Market began their program in 2013 with a small party attended by approximately 60 guests where 130 blankets were made.  The blankets were then taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day to donate to the children and families who had to spend their holidays in the hospital.

In the following years, the program has expanded to include donations to St Vincent de Paul, who operate the area’s homeless shelters, Bogg Ministries, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  After four years and nine Blanket Parties, Dayton has made 2,011 blankets with no sign of slowing down.

The Deli & Top of the Market have teamed up with other local businesses, including Party Pleasers, Liftoff Entertainment, Fifth Street Brewpub, and Warped Wing Brewing Company to support the program.  Party Pleasers and Liftoff Entertainment provide entertainment for the parties. Fifth Street Brewpub has a guest bartending program that allows charities to raise funds and awareness for their events on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings.  Warped Wing Brewing Company has allowed The Deli & Top of the Market to host a satellite Blanket Parties in their taproom.

2017’s dates are as follows:

Sunday, July 9th, 2017 – 10am – Brunch & Blankets – Fifth Street Brewpub

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 6pm – Christmas in July Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market

September 2017 (exact date TBD) – 6pm – Beers & Blankets – Warped Wing Brewing Company

Monday, December 11th, 2017 – 6pm – Guest Bartending for Charity – Fifth Street Brewpub

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 – 6pm – Fleece Navidad Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market

These events are all open to the public (all ages!) and free to attend.  The events located at Fifth Street Brewpub are fundraising events, while the blankets are made on the dates listed at The Deli & Top of the Market and Warped Wing Brewing Company.  For those who have never made tie-blankets before – don’t worry!  No sewing is required, and there will be plenty of Blanket Party veterans to show you how it is done.  As long as you can use scissors and tie knots, you can make these blankets.

To learn more about The Deli & Top of the Market’s Blanket Program, please contact

Jeremy Lewis

Office:  (937) 224-3663, ext 3

jeremy@topofmarket.com

topofmarket.com/the-blanket-program

thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program

Fleece Navidad Blanket Party – Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Only one more month to go! Join The Deli & Top of the Market on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 to make fleece tie-blankets to donate to St Vincent de Paul, Dayton Children’s Hospital, and other local charities.

If you have never made a tie-blanket before, no worries! As long as you know how to use scissors and how to tie knots, you can make these blankets! There will be plenty of people here that would be more than happy to show you how!

This is our fourth year hosting the event, and to date we have made 1,724 blankets for our community with the goal to hit 2,000 blankets by the end of the year! The event is open to all ages and is free to attend, with donations of funds, fabric, and scissors always appreciated!

The Deli & Top of the Market will be providing the food, Corey from Party Pleasers will be providing the tunes, Jay from Liftoff Entertainment will be providing the photo booth!

If you have any questions or would like more information about The Blanket Program, please visit thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program, topofmarket.com/the-blanket-program, or email Jeremy at jeremy@topofmarket.com!

Guest Bartending @ Fifth Street Brewpub – Monday, December 12th, 2016

Good afternoon Dayton!

Don’t forget to join Mark and Jeremy at Fifth Street Brewpub just one month from today as they will be the guest bartenders!  Fifth Street Brewpub’s Guest Bartending program is an excellence opportunity to come and learn about The Blanket Program while enjoying a few of Fifth Street’s delicious brews!  A portion of sales from the restaurant will be donated to The Blanket Program, so make sure to bring some friends!

Have a great day and we hope to see you there!

Summer Blanket Party Dates

We are just a week away from The Deli & Top of the Market’s Christmas in July Blanket Party!

Monday, July 11th, 2016 – 6pm – Guest Bartending for Charity – Fifth Street Brewpub | Chef Mark and I will be guest bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub to raise money for The Blanket Program.  Join us at 6pm with a special keg tapping TBD.  We will be taking donations that evening, and a portion of the proceeds from the restaurant will be donated by Fifth Street Brewpub to The Blanket Program!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 – 6pm – Christmas in July Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market | Join us in our kickoff of the fourth year of The Blanket Program as we get together to make blankets for Dayton Children’s Hospital, St Vincent de Paul, and other local charities.  Food & non-alcoholic beverage is provided by The Deli & Top of the Market, with tunes by Corey & Party Pleasers and a photobooth from Jay & Liftoff Entertainment. To date, we have made 1,316 blankets with a goal to hit 2,000 by the end of the year!  For more information regarding The Blanket Program, please visit thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program.

Birthday Blanket Bash Time Lapse

Check out this timelapse courtesy of Corey from Party Pleasers from our Birthday Blanket Bash event! 0 to 388 blankets in 37 seconds!

2015 Blanket Program Wrap-up

We held our third and final Blanket Party of the year on Tuesday, December 15th.  At this party we made a total of 388 blankets, bringing our total for the year to 682, and our total for the program to 1,316.

For those unfamiliar with the program, a couple of times each year we host a big party that brings the community together to make fleece tie-blankets for Dayton-area homeless shelters and Dayton Children’s Hospital.  The program started in 2013, where we held one party that had about 70 guests make 130 blankets.

In 2014, we expanded the program to include two parties, where we were able to make 508 blankets.

This year, we expanded the program to four events with three blanket-making events.  We partnered with Warped Wing to host a party at their brewery, as well as Fifth Street Brewpub to guest bartend to raise money to buy fleece, both to great success.

Next year we hope to get more Dayton businesses involved and expand the program further – but we need your help!  We are always looking for suggestions and volunteers.  If you participated in the program in anyway this year, please fill out this quick, 2-question survey so that we can better help our community.  If you would like, you can also sign up for our mailing list to receive all the updates and news regarding The Blanket Program.

We would like to give special thanks to:

  • Doug Dodge and Forged by Fire, our partners in The Blanket Program
  • Corey and Party Pleasers for DJing our events all year
  • Jay and Liftoff Entertainment for providing the photobooth for our events
  • Warped Wing Brewing Company for letting us in their house to host a Blanket Party
  • Fifth Street Brewpub, especially Dave, Brandon, and Lucy for letting us in their house to raise money for The Blanket Program
  • Cake, Hope & Love for donating cupcakes to The Birthday Blanket Bash
  • Jon Graham Pottery for donating pots for the raffle
  • Danielle and Grotto Designs for designing our event posters
  • Steve, Shelly and Gordon Food Service for donating their time and food to The Blanket Program
  • The countless friends, family, and volunteers that have spent their time over the last three years making this program into what it is today

Keep on the lookout, we plan to announce the dates for next year’s Blanket Parties soon!  If you want to join the mailing list to get all the up-to-date news on The Blanket Program, fill out the survey above or email Jeremy at jeremy@topofmarket.com!

Day #15: The Birthday Blanket Bash!

On the fifteenth and final day of Deli Christmas, The Deli gave to me… The Birthday Blanket Bash!

Tonight we are hosting the third and final Blanket Program event of the year!  Make sure to join us here at The Deli & Top of the Market at 6:00pm as we bring the community together to make fleece tie-blankets for Dayton Children’s Hospital and St Vincent de Paul!  The event is free to attend and open for all ages.  We are hoping to break the 500 blanket mark for the year, and the 1,000 blanket mark for the program!  Food is provided by us, Party Pleasers is DJing, Liftoff Entertainment has the photobooth, and Cake, Hope, & Love are bringing the cupcakes!

For today’s special we have chicken tenders tossed in a chipotle-peach BBQ sauce on a turano baguette with lettuce and cheddar cheese, with onion rings on the side for $8.50!

Soups today are Baja Chicken Enchilada, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken & Dumpling as well as Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Lobster Bisque!

Have a great day Dayton and we will see you tonight!

Day #14: Birthday Blanket Bash Eve with Fifth Street Brewpub

On the fourteenth day of Deli Christmas, The Deli gave to me… Guest Bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub!

It is Birthday Blanket Bash Eve and we are ready to celebrate!  Join Mark and Jeremy tonight at 6:00pm at Fifth Street Brewpub for their guest bartending night!  We will be guest bartending to raise funds and awareness for The Blanket Program! We will be tapping Six Point’s Global Warmer.

We are also doing the first ever collaboration special!  You can get this special here at The Deli for lunch and at Fifth Street for dinner.  Chef Brandon of Fifth Street Brewpub fame and our very own Chef Mark have put their heads together to come up with a twist on pigs-in-a-blanket.  We have lamb & fig sausage wrapped with pecan-smoked bacon on a pretzel sub bun with of our saratoga chips and a thyme & honey, vanilla  yogurt, $8.50.

Soups today are Broccoli Cheddar, Chili, Braised Beef Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Shorty’s Ghost Pepper Chili and the Lobster Bisque.

Between now and Christmas, anyone that brings to The Deli a receipt from both The Deli and Fifth Street Brewpub, both with today’s date, will receive a free Fifteen Days of Christmas t-shirt while supplies last!

Have a great day Dayton and we will see you tomorrow for The Deli & Top of the Market’s Birthday Blanket Bash!

Fabric Donation from Telitha’s Hope

The Blanket Program just received a big fabric donation from Telitha’s Hope!  Big thanks to Andrea and everyone over at Telitha’s Hope for supporting The Blanket Program – make sure to check them out and support their cause!

Join Mark and Jeremy on Monday, December 14th at 6:00pm at Fifth Street Brewpub as we are the guest bartenders!  We will be raising funds and awareness for The Blanket Program and a portion of sales from that night will be donated to the program.

Then join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00pm here at The Deli and Top of the Market for our Birthday Blanket Bash!  We will be celebrating our 10th birthday and 3rd year of The Blanket Program while making blankets for St Vincent de Paul and Dayton Children’s Medical Center!

Warped Wing Blanket Party Wrap-up

We held our second Blanket Party of the year last weekand it was a huge success!  With your help, we were able to make 136 blankets over at Warped Wing!

The Deli & Top of the Market would like to give a special thanks to the following:

  • Warped Wing for opening their doors and letting us host a party at the brewery!
  • Jay and Liftoff Entertainment for continuing their support of The Blanket Program and providing the party with a photo booth!
  • Corey and Party Pleasers for continuing their support of The Blanket Program and providing the tunes and entertainment for the party!
  • Dixon United Methodist Church for bringing a huge and supportive group to make blankets!
  • Rene from Indianapolis for giving us a 51 blanket headstart!
  • Karen & Joel Lewis for being constant supporters of The Blanket Program!
  • Danielle Haggerty for designing our event poster!

You can view a short video on The Blanket Program from WDTN 2 at http://wdtn.com/2015/09/28/blanket-making-party-to-warm-up-those-in-need!

If you would like to be involved in The Blanket Program, don’t worry!  We still have two events this year:

Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 6:00pmGuest Bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub – Join Chef Mark and Jeremy at Fifth Street Brewpub where they will be raising funds and awareness for The Blanket Program!  A portion of all sales in the restaurant will be donated to The Blanket Program, so come out and show your support!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 6:00pmBirthday Blanket Bash – Join The Deli & Top of the Market as we celebrate our 10th birthday and make blankets for Dayton Children’s Medical Center and St. Vincent de Paul!

For more information about The Blanket Program and how you can be involved, please visit thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program or email Jeremy at jeremy@topofmarket.com!