OSWEGO, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The United Way of Greater Oswego County and DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for Diamonds will be making one lucky personÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Christmas extra special this year.
DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s has donated a half-carat diamond pendant necklace, valued at $1,200, which will be raffled off in support of the United WayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s annual campaign.
The necklace is on display at DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe appreciate DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s support of our campaign with this very generous donation,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s wonderful to see small businesses come forward and show their concern for the community by helping their local United Way. The support that we receive from community minded businesses such as DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Jewelers plays an important part in allowing us to meet our goals and continue to offer financial support to the many member agency programs that mean so much to so many in our county.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Tickets are only $1 and are available at DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for Diamonds, 94 W. Second St., Oswego, or the United Way office in the HSBC bank building, 1 S. First St., Fulton.
The drawing will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 24 at DuForeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s.