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Francis House benefit to be held at former Fairfield Estate

The former Fairfield Estate, seen in this sketch, will be host to this year’s Silver Tea to benefit the Francis House Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The former Fairfield Estate, seen in this sketch, will be host to this year’s Silver Tea to benefit the Francis House Wednesday, Sept. 14.

— The Auxiliary of Francis House will host its annual Silver Tea to benefit the Francis House from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. This year, the couple that opened their house for the occasion is Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dodd, who live at 7078 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville. Their beautiful, historic house was called the Fairfield Estate and was established in 1864.

Local Syracusans will be guest pourers and greeters to welcome everyone who will visit on this day. There will be a drawing for a 2011 Collector Edition Wedding Mirror donated by Stickley, Audi & Co. at 4 p.m.; tickets will be available during the tea.

This year’s chairperson is Carol Pietraszek, with co-chairs Kathleen Cahill and Cindy Koolakian. A shuttle service will be provided by Mr. and Mrs. Dodd and American Limousine. Guests are asked to park in the Fayetteville Towne Center behind Stickley; the shuttle service will be on constant loop.

The Francis House provides a home and an extended family to people with terminal illnesses. Its mission is carried out in two houses located on Michaels Avenue on the north side of Syracuse.

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