4-H plans second annual ‘Have a Heart’ benefit dinner

JAMESTOWN – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program has planned its second annual “Have a Heart” benefit dinner for Feb. 17.

Since 4-H is only partially funded by the Chautauqua County legislature, it has become the responsibility of 4-H members and volunteers and the community to help the program continue. Robert Cross of 3 C’s Catering, a 4-H volunteer and alumnus, has donated his expertise for the Have a Heart for 4-H Dinner, scheduled for Feb. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s dinner will be held at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds and Conference Center in Gerry.

The benefit will be a day of fun for a worthy cause, with the meal including a selection of local farm-fresh foods. Music will be provided by Dan Warren of Media One Broadcasting and there will be an opportunity to win a variety of prizes. 96 Kix Country will host silent and silent auctions during the benefit. In 2012, more than 150 prizes were raffled. All attending will be supporting the Chautauqua County 4-H, the youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, which serves 500-plus youth with the assistance of more than 150 volunteers.

Pre-sale benefit buffet dinner tickets are on sale now until Feb. 16. Pre-sale cost is just $15 per dinner; children 5 and under are free. Tickets at the door will cost $20. There will be 1,000 dinners sold.

The Chautauqua County 4-H is asking for monetary and food donations for the dinner and raffle items. To help or for more information, contact the 4-H Office at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 664-9502, Ext. 214. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 and all donations are a charitable contribution.