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Dewitt Applebee’s auction to benefit Make-A-Wish of CNY

— Celebrity photos, sports items and local memorabilia are among dozens of items that customers can bid on at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Dewitt.

Now through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, as the restaurant prepares for its upcoming remodel, items that currently line the restaurant’s walls will be up for auction. All proceeds will benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

“Every day, patrons come into our restaurants and admire the memorabilia that pay homage to their favorite stars and local teams,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing and public relations, T.L. Cannon Companies. “It's the holiday season and this auction allows our customers to take advantage of some unique shopping, all while benefiting a deserving organization.”

All bids must be made through the Applebee’s restaurant manager on-duty by 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, and items must be paid for in cash. Customers have until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 to pick up purchased items.

“The money raised through this auction will help grant wishes for eligible children in our community,” said Diane Kuppermann, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. “We thank the Dewitt Applebee’s for their support and encourage all members of our community to bring their friends and family, to enjoy a great meal and support a worthy cause by bidding high and often on the unique auction items.”

The silent auction will take place at the Dewitt Applebee’s, located at 3149 Erie Boulevard East. For more information, call 445-7000.

For information on fundraising opportunities with Applebee’s, visit tlcneighborhood.com. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit cny.wish.org.

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