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Open Your Heart' raffle to benefit Caz Cares

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday May 14, the third Open Your Heart event to benefit Caz Cares will be held in the Meeting House behind the Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia. This is an evening of fun, food, music and fundraising. The Meeting House entrance is on Sullivan Street.

There is no admission charge (donations will be accepted), but bring your check book or wallet for some terrific silent auction items. In past years, donations have included airplane rides, lake tours, dinners, wine tastings, furniture, lodging at local hotels, gift certificates from local businesses, hand made items and collectibles. Jeff DeVeau will provide live piano music.

There will be a raffle for the Stickley Collectible Mirror. This reproduction mirror was originally designed by architect Harvey Ellis for Gustav Stickley back in the early 1900's. The poem "On Marriage" by Gibran Kahil Gibran is written on the back mirror. It is the perfect to give someone you love. The $5 Raffle Tickets for this mirror are available at the church, from members of the church or on the church website, cazpres.org.

CazCares is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Food Pantry and Clothing Closet. For almost 30 years, CazCares' mission has been to provide food, clothing, emergency assistance and referral services to low income families in the Cazenovia School District and surrounding areas of Madison County. Currently, on average 160 families visit the site per month. During the past two years, this Open Your Heart event has raised over $17,000 to assist Caz Cares in their efforts to serve those in need in our community. Caz Cares has long been a mission of Cazenovia First Presbyterian.

The Evangelism and Fellowship Committee is looking for creative donations of services, talents and special items. If you would like to make a donation, buy raffle tickets, or help with the event, please contact Steve McEntee 380-7891, Kevin Curtis 447-1772 or Kristin Curtis 281-5533.

For more information visit www.cazpres.org.

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