Catholic Charities’ held their First Annual Garden Soiree on Saturday, June 21, at Lakewood Vineyards.  This successful fundraiser raised $6,200 through silent and live auctions as well as ticket sales and sponsorships. These funds will support Catholic Charities’ efforts to end local poverty, increase self-sufficiency and help individuals & families grow and prosper.

Guests enjoyed dancing under the stars on the longest day of the year with The Unusual Suspects and An Artist’s Depiction. We celebrated the beauty of summertime and the good work that Catholic Charities does all year long.Soiree 062114 031

The evening’s success is attributed to the following community-minded individuals & businesses: Dr. John Carozza, Corning Catering, Inc., Lakewood Vineyards, Mr. David Bartone, Mrs. Kathy Cole, West Wind Consulting, Plenty of Posies, Empire Access, Mr. Curt Connelly, The Unusual Suspects, An Artist’s Depiction, NYSEG, DL Group – Direct Mail Services, Mrs. Karen Schamel, Catholic Charities’ Staff, Board of Directors and the Schuyler Advisory Board. Thank you all for your support.

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