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Anna Patrick
& Uncle Sam

A long standing tradition in Canaan Valley, UNCLE SAM’S BIRTHDAY PARTY is the Foundation’s annual elimination dinner held at Canaan Valley Resort.

The event was started by Dr. Tom Patrick, former President of Tucker Community Foundation (TCF) and a much beloved dentist in the area.  He served as an unforgettable and entertaining emcee for many years. The party is a tribute to his memory and a major fundraiser for the foundation.

For more information contact:  Robert Burns: 304.478.2930 or Kelly Stadelman: 304.259.5008

Tickets go on sale in May and may be purchased at the Foundation office in Parsons, the TCF Development Office in Davis or from any Foundation board member.  Only 250 tickets are sold and each ticket is good for 2 dinners,  1 chance on a large cash jackpot, other cash prizes and a variety of festive door prizes and special raffle packages.

2016 Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party Winners

July 1, 2016

Elimination Drawing Winners Pull Tab Raffle Winners

Bill & Trudy Defoyd

His & Her Apple I Watch

Won By Tom Kalog


Nancy Dotson

Greenbrier Resort Getaway Weekend

Won By Shannon Anderson – Ujvagi


Mt. Top Realty

Total Tucker Treasure Chest (Gift Certificates, Pieces of Art, and other items donated by Tucker County Business)

Won by Kathleen Larkin


Amber Gatewood


Kathy Kugel

$125 Winners

Mariwyn Smith

Dave Lambert

Adam Gregory

Bob & Arlene Snyder

Kathy & Shawn Nichols

Terry Stone

Ronald & Ellen Shaffer

Tommy Zeitz

Mary Ford

Mike DeVilder

Eleanor Nestor



Ken Rothschild, Leesburg, VA

Ken Rothschild, Leesburg, VA

"Tom Patrick was our best friend.  He was inspirational  in good health and even more so as he battled ALS.  It's just amazing that this tiny county, rural as it is, has this much capability centered around philanthropy. It says so much about the people here. It's phenomenal. You don't find this camaraderie anywhere else.  This is a big event and the whole aura of this area is rather inspirational for us and what keeps us coming back." 
Donna Patrick, Party Co-Chair

Donna Patrick, Party Co-Chair

"In the early days of the Foundation, the board was struggling to figure out how to pay for the telephone, envelopes and postage. So this party was their general fund raiser.  It's  grown as the foundation has grown. It reaches out to the community. We are very blessed that TCF has such wonderful support."
Chris Stadelman, Thomas, WV

Chris Stadelman, Thomas, WV

"This is one of the biggest events in Tucker County each year.  Folks really enjoy this celebration. People come from all over the state to attend and folks     travel from places like Texas. It really is a special occasion for a great cause. Lots of grants and community support come from the help this event provides."