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'Howl at The Ridge': Fun-Raiser to Benefit Chestnut Ridge Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, NY, is pleased to announce plans for a Halloween Fundraiser: “Howl at the Ridge” to be held on Friday October 29, 2010 at the recently renovated Chestnut Ridge Casino inside Chestnut Ridge Park.

The event is open to the public. It begins at 8:00 p.m and will run through 11:00 p.m. In addition to seasonal cuisine, beer, wine, and soft drinks, the Conservancy is sponsoring a Chinese auction with numerous prize baskets, a silent auction for selected items, and 50/50 drawings. Music for the event will be provided by CJ Sound. The Conservancy will be selling assorted logo merchandise and accepting new members into the organization.

Costumes are optional but are certainly encouraged at this adults-only event. Tickets are available through the Conservancy’s website. Prices are $40 per adult and $75 per couple if purchased in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door at $45 per person and $85 per couple.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event to help plan, set up, and clean up at the event, should contact the Conservancy marketing consultant Bill Even at 716.462.5171 or by email. Companies and organizations interested in donating goods or services for the auctions should also contact the Conservancy.

Chestnut Ridge Conservancy President, John Bailey stated: “The Halloween fundraiser is an excellent opportunity for the residents of Erie County to come back to Chestnut Ridge and see the renovations that have been made to the Casino in the past year. It is also a chance to give back to the park.” 

All money raised by Conservancy-sponsored events help to fund projects that the Conservancy has selected. These projects are over and above those already budgeted by the county.

Bailey added: “We are working closely with Erie County to make these improvement plans a reality. Sincere thanks go to County Executive Collins, County Parks Commissioner Hornung, and Assistant Parks Commissioner Jemiolo. They have been completely supportive of our efforts.”

Contributions to the Conservancy through attendance at the Halloween fundraiser, the purchase of logo merchandise, and by becoming a Conservancy member, are channeled back into the park to help us to achieve our goal of restoring and preserving this local treasure.

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to work closely with the Erie County Parks Commission to help establish the direction for repairs and improvements in Chestnut Ridge Park, the largest county park in the United States. More information is available at the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy website.

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