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Caz Fire Department's Easter Ball gets a makeover

This year, the Cazenovia Fire Department has decided to move their only annual fundraiser from April to July. The event will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight, at the firehouse on Albany Street and is open to those 21 years of age and older.

For many years the department has hosted the Easter Ball at the end of April. April is a challenging month to have an outdoor fundraiser because the weather is so unpredictable. We want to provide the community with a comfortable event and do not want weather to keep anyone away.

Because we are moving to July, we also thought it would be appropriate to rename the event which will be called "The Firefighter's Ball." This fundraiser is open to the public and again this year we will be selling a limited number of tickets.

The music is a key part of the fundraiser and because there are so many tastes in music we have selected a new band, The DeSantis Orchestra. We are confident with their extensive repertoire; they will play all types of music so everyone will hear something they like.

The band consists of 12 performers and promises to keep the 2011 Firefighter's Ball rocking from start to finish. For more information on the DeSantis Orchestra, visit their website at desantisorchestra.com.

We encourage everyone to save the evening of July 16 on their calendars. Come out to the Firefighter's Ball, not only to support a great cause, but to listen to some great music, catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones.

Gil Hodges is the Deputy Fire Cheif for the Cazenovia Fire Department.

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