Smashing Banjos band

This event was a huge success and raised over $11,000 for the Moquete family. Thanks to everyone who was involved, we had a great time and we hope that you did too. It's nice to be able to have some fun with friends while also benefiting a local family in need.

-Smashing Banjos

Joel Moquete Benefit Event
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Host:  Lynne Moquete/Ashley Andersen
Location:  Casa Grande High School - New Multi Use
333 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma, CA View Map
When Sunday, May 3, 5:00pm
Phone 707.364.0867/707.490.2272

F.E.E.D. -

Fighting Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dignity -

Ashley Andersen has initiated F.E.E.D. - Fighting Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dignity, for her senior project as a tribute to Joel and his mother, Lynne Moquete, a Casa Grande High School Teacher.

"F.E.E.D is a call to action, states the Casa Grande senior."  Ashley goes on to add, "Joel, Lynne and Angel Moquete's son, currently has to travel to San Diego where he participates in a clinical trial where he receives experimental drugs.  This is a lot of stress for one family to manage."

"As a community, as Petalumans, we need to help.  As Ghandi once said, we need to be the change that we want to see in the world. Ms. Moquete has given so much to all of us through the years and now we have a chance to give back to her and her family."

The program will run, as follows:
Appetizers and Silent Auction - 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Music by the Smashing Banjos!!
Family Style Dinner - 6:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Education, Auction and Presentation - 6:30p.m. to 7:15p.m.

Dinner tickets are $10.00 each - children under 10 are $5.00. If you want to pre-purchase your tickets you can do so through Ashley or Lynne. You may contact Lynne at or Ashley at

It would be greatly appreciated if you could RSVP EARLY so that we can know how many people to plan for. Also, if you know of anyone that might donate food items or items for the auction please let us know.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a contribution, checks can be made out to the Joel Moquete EE Fund and sent to Ashley Anderson c/o 9 Warrick Court, Petaluma, CA 94954.