Camillus Babysitting Co-op fundraiser tomorrow

The Camillus Babysitting Cooperative will hold its annual fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday April 2 at McNamara's of Camillus, 5600 Newport Road.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Food and a cash bar will be available, in addition to raffles and a silent auction. Prizes will two-night stay in Cape Cod, kid's bikes and helmets, jewelry, grilling items and golf packages, and special offers and products from Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Seabreeze, Strong Museum, Cafe Montero, Syracuse Children's Theatre, Syracuse Symphony, Daniel's Grill, The Ultimate Goal, The Dump, Tearney's, Sun 7, Corso's Cookies, Montezuma Winery, Ol'Factory Soaps and Scents, Camillus Nails and Spa and more.

The fundraiser assists the club with rent, insurance and program and expenses and allows the group to continue a tradition of low-cost babysitting services and nursery school preparation for children age 5 and under.

Members of the CBC will be on hand to answer questions and help new members sign up.

About the CBC

The CBC is a non-profit club established in 1977. Members are assigned to a team and required to work one Thursday per rotation. The remaining weeks are free time, offering stay-at-home parents an opportunity to develop relationships with other parents in the community as well as having some free time without the worries of wondering if their child is safe and happy.

The group meets at Christ Community Church located at 3644 Warners Road from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, following the West Genesee School calendar for holidays and weather closings. Each room varies in the number of children, determined by membership and New York State childcare guidelines. The children have access to age appropriate toys and activities. In addition, there is a certified preschool teacher paid by the CBC.

Camillus residency is not required to participate -everyone is welcome.

Beginning in September, extended hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The CBC is governed by a Board of Directors and there are general membership meetings so ideas and issues can be discussed throughout the year.

For more information please contact 487-0763 or mkdevore@hotmail.com

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