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News release from Genesee ARC:

Community members, area businesses, ARC families and staff have donated more than 100 baskets for Genesee ARC’s 3rd Annual Chili & Chowder Fest and theme basket raffle. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at the Genesee ARC Community Center, 38 Woodrow Road and runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“We have a wide range of themes this year ranging from movies and tools, to candles and restaurants and everything in between,” said Shelley Falitico, ARC Development Director and event chair.

With every $10 ticket, participants will have 25 chances to win, along with a chance to win one of two door prizes. There is a group of specialty baskets, valued at $50.00 or more with 10 tickets at $15.00. Featured specialty items include Sabres baskets with tickets and parking passes and a wheeled trash can full of cleaning supplies.

This year’s grand prize is a chest freezer that comes with gift cards to area grocers and meat markets, so the winner can fill the freezer. Grand prize chances are $2.00 each, 3 chances/$5.00 and 8 chances/$10.00.

A baked goods sale is also planned along with chili and chowder in bowls, to eat in or quarts to take home.

Winners need not be present. The drawings will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Funds raised will benefit disability services in our community.

New this year is a ticket-only sale on Friday November 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “We know this is a busy time of year with a lot of weekend events,” Ms. Falitico said. “The Committee wanted to offer everyone a chance to win, even if they cannot attend the actual event,” she added.

Community members with questions may call Shelley Falitico at the Genesee ARC Community Relations office at (585) 343-4203 ext. 222.

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