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Community Missions prepares for 22nd annual Sweetheart Dinner


Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am

Presented by KeyBank, approximately 300 attendees expected at fundraising event

Community Missions will hold its 22nd annual Sweetheart Dinner, presented by KeyBank, on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls. The annual event benefits the agency’s crisis services, including the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet and emergency housing shelter, and will feature more than 100 baskets, gift cards, lottery tickets, silent auction items and numerous raffles.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with basket viewing and cocktail hour. During this time, guests may purchase basket, raffle and 50/50 tickets, bid on silent auction items, visit the cash bar, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Celtic Cross. Dinner and a short program will begin at 7 p.m., with the calling of winners to follow.

For those that wish to stay the night, the Sheraton is offering a special room rate that evening of $59, with all resort fees waived, as the event’s hotel partner. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and donations of baskets, gift cards and auction items are welcomed.

Event chairs Michael and Lindsay Fiore of the Village Bake Shoppe will present the evening.

A special thank you is extended to the following sponsors: KeyBank, BXI Consultants, Calspan, Rainbow Dog Hotel & Day Care, Niagara County Community College, Lawley Insurance, Northwest Bank, LaSalle Yacht Club, Dox Electronics, Beef Jerky Outlet Niagara Falls and Buffalo Alarm. Further thanks to all those throughout the community that have already provided donations to support the event.

For more information, contact Events & Volunteer Manager Susan Falbo at 716-285-3403, ext. 2225.

About Community Missions

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support, and residential services for youth and adults. In 2018, Community Missions provided over 119,000 meals and 12,500 nights of care to neglected or abused children and homeless adults. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings.

For more information, visit www.communitymissions.org

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