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We have the meat! Lewiston Jazz Festival sets meat raffle fundraiser


Tue, Apr 18th 2023 12:20 pm

The annual Northwest Jazz Festival fundraiser will take place as a meat raffle this, to be held Sunday, May 7.

Doors open at noon, with the first raffle at 1 p.m. at Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. The event runs until 5 p.m.

Organizers said, “Meat raffles have become a popular way to raise funds, and the Jazz Festival board of directors have jumped on the ‘band’ wagon.”

They continued, “The board of directors hold a fundraiser every year to help offset the cost of the festival. In years past, a ‘Taste of Jazz’ event was planned, but they were looking to go in a new direction this year. Jazz Festival Coordinator Jennifer Pauly has been working with the board on the event to help them raise the $10,000 commitment to support the festival.

“The board of directors discussed revitalizing the fundraiser, and chose to pursue a meat raffle,” she said. “They are a lot of fun – and what better way to support a festival than an opportunity to win something as well?!?”

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, 895 Center St., Lewiston; or online at https://www.lewistonjazz.com/JazzFundraiser.

Visit the link to help volunteer at the event.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available for the 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival. For more information, visit www.LewistonJazz.com

An “illustrious gathering of some of the biggest names in jazz” will take place Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26, as part of this year’s Jazz Festival. For two days, Grammy winners, nominees, and award-winning jazz artists will entertain the throngs of festivalgoers.

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