A Personal Update and Plea

February 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Florida, Site News

Hi, everyone.

Many of our advertisers and promoters have been trying to get ahold of me the last couple of weeks. I don’t normally share a lof of personal information with the Convention Scene audience, but I need to offer an explanation.

Two weeks ago, my mother, Betty Pate, who has been declining health for several years, slipped into a coma. I have been out-of-town and at her beside for much of the past two weeks. My brother and I had her moved to a hospice on Thursday, where again I stayed with her around the clock, and yesterday afternoon she passed away, with my brother and I at her side.

This week we will be making funeral arrangements so things won’t get anywhere close to normal until next week.

If you have ever had to bury a loved one, you know that funerals are quite expensive, and, unfortunately, we were not fully prepared for this. Therefore, I am accepting donations towards my mother’s funeral costs. If we raise more money than we need for the funeral, the rest will be reinvested into the site towards some new features I want to add this year.

So that I can transfer the funds into my back account quickly, I am including a PayPal donation button below. So if you like the site or have ever found it beneficial to you, please contribute. If you can’t at this time, I understand and would love to your prayers as well.

Thank you.

Brian Pate, Owner
Convention Scene


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