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TV Feature Ilustrates Great Strategy for Community Awareness, Fundraising

Jim Guyre joined the mayor and King and Queen of the Shamrock Ball.
Manager Jim Guyre of Valley Industries (Hazelwood) has shared a great story recently aired on KSDK-TV St. Louis about the workshop and the Mayor’s Shamrock Ball.

The story that aired this week on Channel 5 featuring both Valley Industries and the Mayors’ Shamrock Ball.  Everything looked great! 

“We had our workers of the year cut a Mayors Ball cake inside of Valley,” Guyre reported. “They even rolled video footage of our last year’s Mayors’ Shamrock Ball event with KSDK’s Craig Moeller as Master of Ceremonies.  He will be back this year too.”

This is the first news story to both feature video of the workers inside Valley Industries as well as the community movers and shakers having a great time at our Mayors’ Shamrock Ball fundraiser at Garden Villas North benefitting Valley.

The link to the video:

It also automatically starts when you hit our website at

You can also link here to this part of Valley Industries’ website for online purchases of raffle tickets until the drawing Saturday night. As Jim noted, this may give other managers ideas on setting up their website for online fundraising:

You can also see the original “e-blast” Valley Industries’ shared here:

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