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Lorenzo Driving Competition spring showcase coming March 2

Social event to feature diamond pendant raffle kickoff

The spectacular Lorenzo Driving Competition attracts competitors from all over the Northeast and Canada.

The spectacular Lorenzo Driving Competition attracts competitors from all over the Northeast and Canada.

— The annual Lorenzo Driving Competition will host a special social event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the historic 5 Ledyard to help support the 37th annual LDC held the third weekend in July on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.

This spring showcase will highlight the accomplishments of local residents and CNY venues. The evening attractions will include signed, animal-themed books by local author Bradford Wheler, a slide presentation about the new state-of-the-art Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center and the unveiling of a unique 18k gold and diamond pendant valued at $2,500, donated by Skaneateles Jewelry. This one-of-a kind item will be offered for raffle at $20 per ticket. Only 250 tickets will be available and the drawing for the winner of the raffle will take place at the July carriage competition.

Continuing the local theme, an assortment of elegant hors d’oeuvres created with local products will be provided by the show committee.

The event is open to the public and tickets may be requested and reserved through the Lorenzo Driving Competition Facebook page, by emailing LorenzoDriving@hotmail.com or by calling Show Co-Manager, Tim Williams, at 319-391-6410.

Ticket prices are $35 per person or patron tickets at $55 per person. Space is limited and the requested deadline for responses is Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Since its conception in 1977, the Lorenzo Driving Competition has been an exemplary display of pleasure driving that attract spectators and competitors from all over the northeast. LDC is entirely funded through the support of sponsors, vendors, advertisers, patrons and participants. For further information, visit lorenzodriving.com

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