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September 18, 2018

DuFore’s Jewelers adds Sparkle to CAC Gala


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County’s Black & Blue Masquerade Gala will offer attendees a little extra sparkle thanks to DuFore’s for Diamonds in Oswego.

DuFore’s has donated a sterling silver and cut crystal necklace, valued at $300, which will be awarded as a door prize during the CAC Black & Blue Masquerade Gala.

Greg DuFore of DuFore’s Jewelers in Oswego presents representatives from the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County with a sterling silver and cut crystal necklace valued at $300. From left are: CAC board members Karen Perwitz and Jolene Bechtel; Executive Director of the CAC, Karrie Damm; CAC board member Melanie Russell; DuFore; and CAC board president Deb Meyer.

Greg DuFore of DuFore’s Jewelers in Oswego presents representatives from the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County with a sterling silver and cut crystal necklace valued at $300. From left are: CAC board members Karen Perwitz and Jolene Bechtel; Executive Director of the CAC, Karrie Damm; CAC board member Melanie Russell; DuFore; and CAC board president Deb Meyer.

To be held October 27 the CAC Black & Blue Masquerade Gala, which offers an entertaining night of Hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the sounds of Soft Spoken, serves as a fundraiser for the CAC to support them in their battle against child abuse.

“We greatly appreciate DuFore’s support of our inaugural Black & Blue Masquerade Gala,” said Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Karrie Damm. “It’s wonderful to see small businesses come forward and show their concern for the children of our community and the work that the CAC does to combat child abuse here in Oswego County. The support that we receive from community minded businesses such as DuFore’s Jewelers plays an important part in allowing us to continue our efforts and serve victims of child abuse in Oswego County.”

Proceeds from the CAC Black & Blue Masquerade Gala 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 approximately 70 children each week, serving more than 380 children in Oswego County.

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

The CAC Black & Blue Masquerade will be held October 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the former St. Michael’s Church, 301 Beech St., in Fulton.

The event offers attendees an entertaining evening featuring Hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the sounds of the band, Soft Spoken.

Guests are asked to dress in black and blue.  Black jackets and blue jeans or black or blue gowns, and of course, a masquerade mask of their choosing.

“I invite community members to join us for a fun evening that supports a worthy cause, combating child abuse in Oswego County,” added Damm.

As there are a limited number of tickets available for the event, registration and pre-sale tickets are recommended.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Child Advocacy Center at 315-592-4453 or visit them at www.oswegocac.org

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