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Farnham Family Services Calling On Local Artists For Benefit Event

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OSWEGO, NY – Farnham Family Services will hold a silent art auction as part of their Farnham Unplugged: Rock The Arts Event scheduled for Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at The American Foundry.

Local artists throughout Central New York are being asked to assist with the event by donating artwork to the auction.

All proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency’s 2008-09 Campaign Appeal and their Farnham Family Services Student Assistance Programs.

“We wanted to truly showcase the talented artisans that we have in the area,” said Jeanne Unger, MS, executive director of the Oswego-based non-profit, chemical dependence outpatient substance abuse clinic, with prevention and school-based student assistance counseling services. “Their help with the art auction will directly benefit the families and children of Central New York.”

According to Unger, the silent art action will be another opportunity for Farnham to bring in much needed funds for their ever growing services, and for artisans to display their work to the community.

All donated artwork for the event will be accepted/selected at the discretion of the Farnham Event Committee.

All types of artwork, sculptures, photography, etc. are encouraged for submission/consideration.

The Farnham Unplugged: Rock The Arts Event will be this year’s largest fundraising benefit for their Changing Lives Capital Appeal.

The agency’s goal for 2008-2009 is $50,000.

In addition to the art auction, the event will be showcased with a variety of CNY musical performances from singers/groups including: Dave Wolever, Gypsy Red, Joanna (Nix) Jewett, N. Riley Heagerty, and special guest drummer John Bletch.

The emcee for the evening will be Tom Ciappa. Additional musicians for the evening are also being confirmed.

Each of the musicians will perform “unplugged” or “stripped down” musical selections throughout the course of the evening.

Advance sale tickets are available for $25 per person and $35 for tickets purchased the day of the event.

Hors d’oeuvres will also be available.

According to Unger, Farnham Family Services is also calling on individuals, businesses, and corporate partners, to help their non-profit organization continue to “change lives” in the Central New York community by considering a bequest in the way of a donation or by attending their annual event.

For more information on how to donate a piece of artwork for the event, to make a contribution to Farnham, or to purchase tickets, call (315) 342-4489.

Donations or correspondence can be sent to Farnham Family Services, 283 W. Second St., Suite 200, Oswego, NY 13126.

Established in 1971, Farnham Family Services is a United Way agency that offers prevention services, school-based student assistance and treatment services to all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties.

All services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Farnham’s professionally certified staff is comprised of competent and skillful individuals who are continually updated with training through conferences and workshops.

Families or individuals interested in learning more about Farnham Family Services can call (315) 342-4489 or visit www.farnhaminc.org