View Full Version : Bethlehem Olivewood Burls - FreeStuff Winner (June 7, 2004)

Aaron Koehl
06-07-2004, 9:53 AM
FreeStuff Winner #2 from Bethlehem OliveWood : John M. Cioffi

Let us thank our own Diane Darwesh and Bethlehem OliveWood for their generous contribution!Per this thread (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=9529)--

Congratulations to John Cioffi in Massachusetts. John has won 15
beautiful olivewood pen burls to be shipped from Bethlehem, Israel, and has until
midnight, Sunday June 13th to post in this thread to claim his prize.

Thanks again to Bethlehem Olivewood (http://www.bethlehemolivewood.com/Us.htm) for such a great contribution to our FREEStuff program!

PS. We expect pictures of the finished product, right guys (and gals)? :D


John M. Cioffi
06-07-2004, 3:18 PM
Oh! My,My,My!!!
Thank you Lord!! :D :D :D
This is about the 2nd thing I ever won in my life!
I actually said a prayer, to win this & then I said, "Ya,right,Me win anything..."
This is great. Yes, I'll post pics - but it may be awhile before I have the nerve to turn one, without the fear of ruinning one.
Thanks Keith, for pulling my name out. I'm extremely privileged to have won such a cherished prize.Thank you Diane for giving us such an extremely awesone gift.

Thank you,Thank you, Thank you!!!


Tom Mullane
06-07-2004, 5:19 PM
Congratulations John, Too bad it was not me, LOL... but I am sure you will make some beautiful pens with them... the wood is fantastic and the smell when cutting it is great... makes you feel like you are out at a good Italian restaurant...

John M. Cioffi
06-08-2004, 6:43 AM
Thank you Tom, I hope I will be able to turn some beautiful pens. The 1st one will be a euro style for my Wife. She's exited.:D

Aaron Koehl
06-08-2004, 8:51 AM

Glad you're excited! Just be sure to send your shipping address to webmaster@sawmillcreek.org so we can get it shipped.

(And I drew your name) :)

John M. Cioffi
06-08-2004, 3:45 PM
Thanks Aaron, for drawering my name.
I'll bet that with our many members, the odds in winning are very slim.

Diane Darwesh
07-08-2004, 10:46 AM
Dear John,

Your very welcome.Please let us know when your order arrives.

Many Blessings+
Diane Darwesh
Our MSN user name is : olivewood@hotmail.com
Our Yahoo user name is: talkolivewood@yahoo.com
"Out of the ground, the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant for the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Genesis 2:9"

John M. Cioffi
07-08-2004, 12:15 PM
Hi Diane,

Yes, my gift arrived 2 days ago.
Thank you so very much for the 2 boxes,also. My wife & I are very overwhelmed by it all.
I will be sending you a private e-mail,with picks,shortly.
God's Blessings to you!


Jim Ketron
07-08-2004, 5:57 PM
I got mine too!
Thanks Diane

Jim Ketron

Diane Darwesh
07-09-2004, 12:44 AM
Dear Jim,

Your most welcome.