WENY News - 9th Annual Bob Rockwell Memorial Dinner Friday, Ticket Deadline

9th Annual Bob Rockwell Memorial Dinner Friday, Ticket Deadline Tuesday

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Corning, N.Y. (WENY)-- Tuesday is the last day to sign up for the 9th Annual Bob Rockwell Memorial Fund Fundraising Dinner.

     The dinner is Friday, November 3rd at the Corning Country Club. The cash bar opens at 5:30, the dinner begins at 6:15pm. This year's theme is Wild, Wild West. There will be live music, and a silent and live auction during the evening as well. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets for the dinner are $65 dollars per person. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Bob Rockwell Memorial Fund, which will in turn help people in financial need.

     The dinner honors the late Bob Rockwell, a local philanthropist, art collector, and store owner. In his final years, Bob created the "Stonewater Fund," a play on the Rockwell name, to aid individuals in our community who were facing financial hardship. After his death, the Bob Rockwell Memorial Fund was created to honor and continue Bob's compassion and legacy of giving.  The mission of the fund is to help individuals and families in the Finger Lakes region facing acute and immediate financial challenges.  Since 2009, the fund has distributed more than $80,000 to community members in need.  

     If you would like to buy a ticket, checks can be made out to: The Bob Rockwell Memorial Fund, and mailed to The Bob Rockwell Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 303, Corning, NY 14830. For more information, or if you have any questions, email bobrockwellmemorialfund@gmail.com, or find the group on Facebook.

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