Help L.A. Streetsblog Reach Our $10,000 Fundraising Goal…and Say Goodbye and Good Luck to One of L.A.’s Best

It’s with nothing but happiness that Streetsblog is happy to co-host the “Engagement Celebration and Farewell Party” for Joe Linton and Carrie Lincourt. For those of you that don’t know, our intrepid Board Chair is engaged to a wonderful woman who happens to live in Jersey City, a mere 2,445 miles from Los Angeles as the crow flies. So, Joe is going to be packing up his bike, trading TAP for an NJ Transit Monthly and heading to the Garden State, at least for now, to be with his bride to be.

Joe and Carrie in NYC

And, despite our loss, we couldn’t be happier for him. We’re so excited that we postponed our end-of-the-year Streetsie Awards Party until 2013 so we could co-host this event and help say goodbye and good luck to one of our favorites. There’s a bike ride of some of Joe’s favorite haunts and a party at Eco-Village afterwards on Sunday, December 16 (details below.) The couple graciously allowed us to hit up attendees for a small $5 donation (which is completely optional) and we’re going to raffle off an original piece of Joe Linton art at the party.

Based on the early response on Facebook, we might end up raising more money on this than we would the Streetsise Awards.

Ok, so he says “they’re probably coming back.” He says it to everyone who will listen. He says they’re going to live in the Eco-Village. But if he doesn’t, do you really want to miss the chance to say goodbye to one of the leading advocates in the history of Los Angeles? Don’t you want to meet the woman who is amazing enough to lure a man who clearly loves Los Angeles to go so far away?

You know you do.

Read on for Joe’s invitation, or RSVP on Facebook. We should also note that this is one of two events we’re hosting in December, the other is ARTCRANK at Orange 20 on December 8th. Read more about that event, here.

Engagement Celebration and Farewell Party

for Joe Linton and Carrie Lincourt

Sunday December 16th 2012
Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, L.A. 90004

(Koreatown Los Angeles, just south of the Beverly/Vermont Metro Red Line Station)

Family, friends, allies – please come celebrate with us! Carrie and Joe want you to come celebrate the great happiness we’ve found in being together. On January 1st, Joe will be departing Los Angeles to live with Carrie in Jersey City. Come spend time with Joe and Carrie and wish us well!

It’s two events in one: a bike ride and a party!

Bike Ride – gather 1:30pm, depart 2pm from L.A. Eco-Village

– Ride with us to the L.A. River and back. About 7 miles total. Slow pace, all welcome, but you’ll need a working bike. If you haven’t ridden lately, come early and we can help tune up your bike a bit.

Engagement/Farewell Party – 4pm to 7pm at L.A. Eco-Village

– Join us for snacks, drinks, music and dancing at L.A. Eco-Village

And, it’s a fundraiser, too! Joe is the president of the board of Los Angeles Streetsblog (la.streetsblog.org), a website dedicated to making Los Angeles a great place to bike, walk and ride transit. You can come and enjoy yourself without supporting Streetsblog, if you want. No pressure – but we’re suggesting a $5 donation for the bike ride (you’ll receive a spoke card designed by Joe and Carrie) and we’ll be doing a raffle and auction at the party – get your own Joe Linton artwork and/or signed books, and other great prizes!

RSVP and share via Facebook event:

Questions or information email linton.joe@gmail.com

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