Howdy folks! We’re about a month away from our 4th Annual Rattlin’ Around the Christmas Tree event, on Wednesday, December 4th, at The Rattlesnake Bar & Grill. We’ve been gathering up donations and putting together the plan for our evening. Here are some updates: we’re working on a Walt Disney World package that includes some park-hopper passes, several sport-related packages that include a Ray Bourque autographed Bruins jersey, Frozen Fenway tickets, and golfing in Norwood and Falmouth. We’re working with the BAA on a Boston Marathon package for 2014, as well! The Blue Jeans Bar is donating a shopping spree, and Harpoon is donating another large-group tour. Our friends who spend so much time and energy helping us put this whole event on are also donating their skills as auction items: Brian Poe, aside from cooking up a world of delicious food at the event, will be auctioning off dinner or a cooking class! Dawn Mostow will not only have her lovely models working at the event, but she will also have one of her outfits involved in the auction. Wayne Strattman will be auctioning off a tour of his studio along with the opportunity to make your own wine glass or ornament! We’re also putting together another Portsmouth, NH package, including gift certificates to Jumpin Jay’s and the Press Room. Here are some of our other donors to date: GrandTen Distillery, Boston Organics, Boston Duck Tours, The Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, Boston for the Dogs, Redbones, The Paint Bar, Town and Beach Motel, The Quarterdeck, Falmouth Country Club, Skipjack’s, Women’s Fitness of Boston, L.J. Peretti, Jake ‘n’ Joe’s Sports Grill , New England Golf Corp., and Lally Pups. We have more in the works, too!