Diamond dinner auction scheduled for April 28

Submitted Photo: The eighth annual Diamond Dinner Auction is scheduled for April 28 at the Chautauqua Inn and Suites in Mayville.

JAMESTOWN — The Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County has announced the date and grand prize for their eighth annual Diamond Dinner Auction. The event is CAP’s signature fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the organization’s mission to provide hope and justice to children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse in Chautauqua County.

The Diamond Dinner Auction is scheduled for April 28 at the Chautauqua Inn and Suites in Mayville. The ticketed event begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers and cocktails followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The Diamond Dinner Auction features a buffet-style dinner, live and silent auctions, a brief presentation from CAP representatives, and a chance to win a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry donated annually by an individual or a business in the area. Past winners have received diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, and diamond rings.

“Our event gets its name because we say that children are more precious than diamonds,” said Betsy Goldman, CAP board president. “The grand prize winner from this year’s Diamond Dinner Auction will walk away with a white gold 1 CT. T.W. diamond ring with a retail value of $3,000,” said Goldman.

This year’s event is sponsored in part by several area businesses including Lake Shore Paving, Afloral.com, AXA Advisors, Caflisch Pallet and Wood Services, Contract Interior Solutions, Cummins JEP, Jamestown Rental Properties, SKF Aeroengine, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, and several other local businesses.

For more information on the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County or to purchase tickets to the Diamond Dinner Auction, visit www.capjustice.org or call 388-9844.

The Child Advocacy Program’s mission is to keep children safe from abuse, and when abuse occurs, to work with our community to bring healing, hope and justice to these children and families.