Apr 05, 2011 Amy Vanetti Uncategorized
To the editor:
A great time was had by all at the “Dollar Day Carnival.” The event, held on March 26 at the Skyline Room of Highland Forest, was organized to help Tim Purcell and his family offset medical expenses for his cancer treatment.
Thank you to all who participated in the event and donated time and/or financial support to making this a hugely successful fundraiser. Most noteworthy in their efforts are: Renee Joseph, Ellen Romagnoli , Robin Adler, Regina Church and Linda Coleman.
There was also a huge amount of support from local businesses and community members as well. The following are businesses or individuals who donated their time and resources to rhe raffle/silent auction portion of the event: Angel’s Deli, Bumble Bead Jewelry, Caz Fitness, Cazenovia Jewelry, Caz Youth Lax Association, Caza del Sol, Circa Restaurant, Crystal Diane Studios, Dave’s Diner, Gary Gait, Highland Forest, Isabelllas, Jennifer Wolsey Photography, Joannie Golden, Julia Concilla Lavender Blue, Lillie Bean, Lori Portka, Luchsinger’s Christmas Trees, Lu Turner Cakes, Magician “Magical John”, Magnus Ridge Winery, Matthews Salon Spa, MacKinnon Liquors, Mulligans, Nail Touch, Nate & Cathleen Hoak, Old & Everlasting, Primo & Mary’s, Quilt Traditions, Stella & Dot, The Brae Loch, The Cazenovia Artisans Guild, The Cazenovia Republican, The Lincklaen House, The Hendersons, The Mahoneys and The Syracuse New Times. An additional hearty thank you goes out to the many smiling Cazenovia High School student volunteers, and the delicious cake bakers.
A note from The Purcell Family:
“Feelings of joy wash over us and clean away the dirt of despair, if only for a day … it feels a thousand years. Gratitude and blessings go out to the Cazenovia community (far and wide), to special friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, to those invisible in the effort, to those who made it happen and to everyone in between.”
The Dollar Day Carnival at Highland Forest exemplified the word “teamwork”. From original thought to cleaning up, the local women and their families who put this together really proved the power of working together for a good cause. And, once the ball got rolling, the entire community joined together to show it. Even though, Tim wasn’t able to attend the event, the carnival turned out to be such a great time for our entire family. We all enjoyed the camaraderie, smiling faces, and positive energy it exuded along with the DJ, games, magician and cakes (of course).
“From now on, when I stroll around the village, I will look at it with new eyes, a little wider open to the wonderful people I am walking by while smiling and praying for their highest good as they have done for our family.”
If you were unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate, you may do so by sending a check payable to Treva Purcell, P.O. Box 82, Cazenovia 13035.
Organizer, Dollar Day Carnival