OSWEGO, NY – Farnham Unplugged: Rock The Arts, a music and art benefit for Farnham Family Services will be held Thursday, at 6 p.m. at the American Foundry.
Pre-sale tickets are $25 per person, and $35 per person at the door.
Contact Farnham Family Services at (315) 342-4489 for ticket and event information.
Hors dÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢oeuvres will also be available throughout the evening.
The Farnham Unplugged event is a fundraising initiative for the Changing Lives Capital Appeal.
The agencyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s goal of $50,000 for 2008-09 will help provide direct funding for FarnhamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s student assistance programs and youth development.
The fundraising event will feature guest appearances by a variety of Central New York musicians 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.
In addition, a silent art auction showcasing donated artisan work from throughout the region will be available for bidding.
A silent art auction with items featuring regional artisans will also be up for bid throughout the evening.
Artists that have committed work thus far include: Kevin Abbott, Debe Abbott, Sandy Clift, Philip Clift, Bert Leighton, John Crouse, Michael Tari, and VanSuydam Photographers.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re extremely excited about Farnham Unplugged: Rock The Arts,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jeanne Unger, executive director of the Oswego-based non-profit, chemical dependence outpatient substance abuse clinic, with prevention and school-based student assistance counseling services. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is something new for Farnham Family Services ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and spin off of our popular changing lives celebration held annually in November.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Farnham Family ServicesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ annual fundraising events in the past have included authors Christopher Kennedy Lawford and William Cope Moyers, who spoke about their dependencies on drugs and/or alcohol.
Farnham also just recently held its inaugural Farnham Family Fun Night at the Oswego Speedway in August, which attracted an estimated 250 children and families.
According to Unger, Farnham Family Services is calling on individuals, businesses, and corporate partners, to help their non-profit organization continue to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œchange livesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in the Central New York community by considering a bequest in the way of a donation or by attending the annual event.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFarnham Family Services has provided so much to the families of Oswego and surrounding counties throughout our history,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Unger said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAnd we hope to continue that mission for many more years to come with the help of this community.”
For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, call (315) 342-4489.
Donations or correspondence can be sent to Farnham Family Services, 283 W.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.
FarnhamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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