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September 25, 2018

Child Advocacy Center to host Fiesta Masquerade


FULTON, NY – The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County will be turning up the heat this fall with its inaugural Fiesta Masquerade.

Scheduled for October 10, the CAC Fiesta Masquerade promises to be an entertaining evening of food, fun and dancing for a great cause.

Plans are under way for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s inaugural Fiesta Masquerade. From left are: committee co-chairperson John Zanewych, Mary Helen Park, Elizabeth Fadden, and Melanie Russell. Absent are executive director and do-dhair Karrie Damm, Sara Finley and Susan Hoefer.

Plans are under way for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s inaugural Fiesta Masquerade. From left are: committee co-chairperson John Zanewych, Mary Helen Park, Elizabeth Fadden, and Melanie Russell. Absent are executive director and do-dhair Karrie Damm, Sara Finley and Susan Hoefer.

Hosted by the Oasis in Fulton, the CAC Fiesta Masquerade will feature Mexican themed food stations, a margarita bar, cocktail hour, and entertainment from one of Central New York’s favorite dance bands, The Billionaires.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAC and its efforts to combat child abuse in Oswego County and provide services to victims and their families.

According to CAC Executive Director Karrie Damm, the planning committee is working hard to make the Fiesta Masquerade a must attend event.

“We are happy to be offering the community a unique event. The combination of a fiesta atmosphere with the excitement of a masquerade and great music makes for a ‘can’t miss’ evening of fun,” she said.

Damm added that one of the highlights of the evening would be a margarita bar. The first 200 guests to purchase their tickets will receive a commemorative CAC Fiesta Masquerade margarita glass and a complimentary CAC ‘signature’ margarita.

A semi-formal event, guests to the CAC Fiesta Masquerade are encouraged to wear a fiesta mask of their choice as there will be a contest for best mask as well as other contests and activities including a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, and a display from the SETH Project.

Established in 2013 by David and Laurie Ann Murrano-Johnson, the SETH Project (Supporting Everyone That’s Hurting) provides support to exceptional people needing assistance to cope with the past, overcome challenges of the present, and envision a future filled with optimism, purpose and hope.

It hosts a gallery at 137B W. Second St. in Oswego that offers an eclectic assortment of artwork, decorative and antique items.

Many of these items will be on display and available for purchase at the CAC Fiesta Masquerade.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAC, a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse.

Last year, the CAC provided advocacy and mental health services to 475 children in Oswego County.

“These numbers are staggering and we need to reduce them as we move forward. The Fiesta Masquerade will be a fun way for the community to come together to help increase awareness and unmask the reality of child abuse in Oswego County. Community support is one of the most important weapons we have in the fight against child abuse. The more we can do together to eradicate this heinous problem the healthier our community will be,” said Damm.

A limited number of presale tickets for the CAC Fiesta Masquerade are available until September 26.

Complimentary transportation to and from the event from Oswego will be available; times and location will be announced.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Child Advocacy Center at 315-592-4453 or visit www.oswegocac.org or www.cacevents.org

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