Nacho Dinner 2016 Partners

Thank you to all of our partners that provided silent auction items, food, and giveaways for our 2016 Nacho Dinner. Please support these guys and let them know how much you appreciate them!

Ben E. Keith



Westlake Ace Hardware (Park Row)

Polkadot Posies

Chick-fil-a (Little Rd.)

Nothing Bundt Cakes (Arlington-Mansfield)

Bless Your Heart Girls

Brandy’s Crafts

Decorative Dough

Eli Lilly

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (Green Oaks)

Cari Dugan – Mary and Martha

Allison Bailey – Norwex

Jamie Beeler – 31 Medium

Heather Powell – Tastefully Simple

Chelsey Statham – Young Living

Laura Brunk

Jerome Warren

JoBeth Warren

Julia Smith

AnnRuth Warwinu

Jerri Woolf

Keith and Josie Harvey

Laura Anna See

Thank you so much for supporting Eli’s Encouragers!



Eli’s Encouragers 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner – Nacho Average Fundraiser

The 4th annual Eli’s Encouragers Fundraising Dinner is just around the corner. This dinner this year will be nachos instead of spaghetti. We’ll have a short program, giveaways, and a silent auction. We’d love to see you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fellowship Hall of Lake Arlington Baptist Church

2912 Little Rd.

Arlington, TX 76016


Spaghetti Dinner 2015 Was A Success!

Thank you to everyone that participated and served in the 2015 Eli’s Encouragers Spaghetti Dinner! We had close to 200 people attend, and we raised over $3,200! All of you are Eli’s Encouragers, and there is no team without you. A big thank you to our silent auction donors:

Check out these folks if you are ever in need of their services!

Thank You!

Thank you to all who made the spaghetti dinner such a great success.  We had 114 in attendance and raised over $2,200 for JDRF.  Thank you to everyone that helped and to everyone that donated something for the auction.  We continue to be amazed by the support of Eli’s Encouragers.  Looking forward to the walk.  Register now!

Spaghetti Dinner Silent Auction Items

We hope to see you on October 11 at the Eli’s Encouragers spaghetti dinner.  It is going to be a great time to get together with everyone.  One of the things we are doing this year is a silent auction, and we have a nice list of things to bid on, including:

  • Handmade quilt
  • Dallas Mavericks tickets
  • Oil change
  • Decorative Halloween wreath
  • Portable propane camping grill
  • Kids books
  • Photo session by Blessed by Grace Photography
  • Pampered Chef gift basket
  • Tickets to The Promise
  • Mosaic cross
  • Cookbook signed by Reata chef
  • Cookie Platter by Decorative Dough
  • Premier Jewelry
  • doTerra Lemon Essential Oil and Wellness consultation

As more auction items become available we will list them here.

JDRF One Walk 2014 is Coming Up

We’re getting ready to send out our walk letters as the 2014 JDRF One Walk in Fort Worth is less than two months away.  We raised $9,000 last year and have set our goal at $10,000 this year.  It seems like a lot, especially considering we were hoping for just $1,000 four years ago.

The walk this year is at Panther Island Pavilion on November 15, 2014 at 10:00.  We’re hoping to have this blog be more active this year to spread more information about the great work being done by JDRF.

We hope to see you at the walk!

Islet Encapsulation Shows Promise

Here’s an interesting article from JDRF about an islet encapsulation trial that showed some promise.  Islet encapsulation involves implanting new insulin-producing cells into a diabetic and creating a “wall” around them to prevent the immune system from destroying the new cells.  While not a cure, it would keep a diabetic from having to inject themselves with insulin, as the body would be able to produce and use its own.

Spaghetti Dinner Update

We’ve had a great response so far to the spaghetti dinner we will be having on October 5 to raise money for JDRF.  You can show up at the door, but it would be great to have a headcount ahead of time.  Tickets are $10 ($5 for kids 7 and under). 

There are several ways to let us know you’re coming.  Tell us in person/email/phone, contact us via the site, or sign up on the Facebook invite.  If you need the invite, let us know and we’ll get it to you!