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Nelson Odeon hosts Caz LWV fundraiser

Members of the Cazenovia League of Women Voters gather with Isreal Haganand in front of the Nelson Odeon stage during their Sept. 15 fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit the league’s scholarship for a student from Cazenovia High School, as well as the Students Inside Albany program.

Members of the Cazenovia League of Women Voters gather with Isreal Haganand in front of the Nelson Odeon stage during their Sept. 15 fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit the league’s scholarship for a student from Cazenovia High School, as well as the Students Inside Albany program. Photo by Pierce Smith.

The Cazenovia League of Women Voters recently held a fundraiser on Saturday Sept. 15 at the Nelson Odeon.

Everyone present enjoyed the music provided by the band “Stroke,” which features accomplished local musician Isreal Haganand. Representatives from the Cazenovia League of Women Voters said they would like to thank the Nelson Odeon for providing its unique and wonderful facility for the event.

Wendy Taylor, president of the local league, said she would additionally like to thank Brookside Greenhouse, Buyeas, Cazenovia Abroad, the Lincklaen House, Nelson Farms, the Nelson Odeon, Owera Vineyards, Bonnie Bryans, Tammy Hayes, Sharye Skinner Roger and Anne Saltman for their generous donations.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Students Inside Albany program, an intensive four-day training experience designed to immerse high school students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York state and give students the tools they can use to influence and affect this process.

A portion of the proceeds from the Sept. 15 fundraiser will also benefit the Cazenovia High School scholarship for a deserving graduating senior. This year’s recipient was Caroline Marshall, who will be attending Harvard College next fall.

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Nelson Odeon Owner Jeff Schoenfeld thanks the crowd for attending, before Stroke takes the stage on Sept. 15.

“The main goal of the Nelson Odeon has always been to offer well-respected regional, national and international acts to our community for the enjoyment and enrichment of experience for those who attend. All requests for community events are reviewed case-by-case for merit and positive benefits for all in the Nelson and Cazenovia area,” said Jeff Schoenfeld, owner of the Nelson Odeon. “We believe that the old Nelson Grange should continue to be used in bringing people together, in our case music lovers and discoverers alike. Because of the history of the building and grange itself, we feel that it should also be used for events that aid those in need or benefit worthwhile efforts in our community.”

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