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4-H announces 7th annual Green Tie Affair

Submitted Photo 4-H youth Tracie Keller, Shyla Nace, Jesse Morse, Melinda Waag, and Katherine Fortna manned a serving station at the 2018 4-H Green Tie Affair.

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce the 7th Annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.

The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a basket raffle and bake sale. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and the pie auction will follow dinner. This year’s meal includes barbecue chicken, cornbread, baked beans, a vegetable, and mashed potatoes and gravy. This year’s event has a country-western theme and guests are encouraged to wear Western dress.

The Green Tie Affair has become a necessary fundraiser for 4-H in Chautauqua County since losing major funding from the county in 2012. This year 4-H hopes to raise $25,000 that will directly fund 4-H programming in 2019. 4-H serves 300 youth with life-skills programming year-round. An additional 1,000 youth participate in one-time programming each year. 4-H connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society.

The event draws between six and seven hundred guests annually. Tickets are now available for $20 from 4-H members or at the 4-H Office located at 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown. Ticket price increases to $25 after Feb. 8, 2019. Table sponsorships are available for $200. Table sponsors receive eight dinner tickets, basket raffle tickets, a custom centerpiece sign, recognition on a thank you banner, on the placemat, and in local press. Call the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502×214 or visit cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/greentieaffair for more information. Monetary and basket raffle donations are being accepted at this time as well and may be dropped off at the 4-H Office.

Chautauqua County 4-H would like to thank the community for their continued support of positive youth development in Chautauqua County.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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