From the TV Barn website
No, CBS isn't bringing back "Jericho," the post-apocalyptic serial thriller that was one of the few shows in TV history to be cancelled twice -- the first one was reversed after fans mailed in 40,000 pounds of peanuts.
But the show lives on, for a good cause, with an upcoming benefit in L.A. that will support an organization that helps members of the military support organization Operation Homefront. PR follows.
WELCOME HOME TO JERICHO CHARITY EVENT
RECEIVES EXCITING GUEST CONFIRMATIONS
Anticipation builds for ‘family-style reunion’ in L.A.
to benefit military members and their families
Welcome Home to Jericho! Amid nuclear bombs, heartache, and strife, Jericho was – and always will be – a lot like home to many of us. It’s a phenomenal show and a special place where we still hold dear precious things and embrace values like friendship, family, love, community, and teamwork when everything else in the world may be falling apart. For the fans and many people associated with the show, it’s probably a feeling that transcends the fictional TV “Jericho” and translates to what the show brought to us in real life.
Since Jericho gave us such a wonderful gift and reminded us of the many tangibles that truly matter, we have decided to celebrate it as the “family” we have become with Welcome Home to Jericho: A Charity Event (WHTJ), benefiting the Southern California Chapter of Operation Homefront, on April 24-26 at The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California.
Hosted by Jericho Rangers For Our Troops (JR4OT) on behalf of Operation Homefront, the Welcome Home fundraising event will focus on best serving our troops and their families through efforts dubbed Operation Summer Camp and Operation Back-to-School. So, while fellow fans come together to meet each other and some of the show’s cast, writers, producers, and crew, the event also will address funding for the children of deployed troops, as they and their parents have so clearly captured the hearts of Jericho cast and crew and fans worldwide.
Some of the latest developments in the planning of Welcome Home to Jericho include:
TV and film star Esai Morales (Major Beck) has confirmed plans to appear at the charity event, barring any scheduling conflicts, to show support for the troops and to promote his new show “Caprica,” whose pilot is scheduled to debut on April 21.
He will be joined by actress April Parker-Jones (Darcy Hawkins), Jericho writer/producer Matt Federman, on-set dresser Mike Loomer, and on-set prop master Erik Kieltyka (also affectionately known as “Dr. Booty”). ShaunOMac of TV Talk on BlogTalkRadio also will be on hand to cover the event as part of his show.
Event organizers are will provide further details on guest appearances as confirmations are received.
Musical group Five for Fighting, whose music graced Jericho episodes and whose commitment to troop efforts is well-established, has agreed to donate CDs and other signed paraphernalia as auction auctions to benefit Operation Homefront.
Registration for the event and details of the weekend, including a Bailey’s Welcome Party, a “Stimi” Wedding Reception, and a Green Family Brunch, can be found at www.welcomehometojericho.com. There is a limited capacity for attendees, so it’s imperative to go ahead and pre-register. There also are a limited number of rooms blocked for Welcome Home to Jericho attendees at a special cut-rate price. Details regarding room rates and reservations, travel deals, and other exciting offers can be found on the WHTJ site.
Sponsorships for the event, as well as opportunities to make donations, are still available. If interested, contact Sponsorship Chair Stephanie Sokenis at 516-932-8656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-WjFb0T0k to see the poignant video produced, with assistance from Shelby of the Jericho4Kids Web site, to demonstrate the basis and commitment for the Welcome Home to Jericho Charity Event .
A special TV community called Jericho, some big-hearted, never-say-die fans, a number of caring professionals from the TV drama, and many committed members of military-supporting organization are all coming together in an unprecedented show of humanitarianism and compassion to recognize the sacrifices made by our military members and their families. Please join us! As we have said since this event’s inception: it’s not a party without you; it’s not a family reunion without you; it’s not Jericho without you!
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