Friday, September 19, 2008

New Organic Tea Store in Hawaii

Yay! Down to Earth Natural Foods in Maui will be carrying Dragon Pearl organic tea beginning next month! We know the people of Hawaii love our tea (we ship it there all the time), and now people in Maui will be able to get it right at the local organic store!

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(We'll have to go over there and check on the product once in a while.)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dragon Pearl Tea and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

Yesterday was the annual Jerry Lewis MDA telethon, a benefit for muscular dystrophy research and patient support. MDA is one of our favorite charities.

Dragon Pearl Tea provided donation and volunteer support for the telethon, which featured 82-year-old Jerry Lewis with Tom Bergeron (America's Funniest Home Videos), Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney, Nancy O'Dell and Norm Crosby. Also co-hosting were recording artists Ace Young, who serves as MDA Celebrity Ambassador, and Billy Gilman, MDA National Youth Chairman.
Here's a shot of the cast & crew I took (with my cell phone) after the telethon.

In all, we raised over 65 million dollars nationally and over $250,000 for the local Central Coast area. The local portion of the telethon, produced by Don Katich of Santa Barbara, was extremely successful, thanks to an experienced crew and the talent of local celebrities, including Lance Orozco, John Palminteri, Carlos Cerecedo and Bob Burton.

The California Central Coast part of the telethon was broadcast from the Chumash Indian Tribal Hall in Santa Ynez.

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