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Third Jingle promises ‘heartwarming’ gathering

Last year’s Jingle at the Rocks in Fredonia was dressed up with plenty of ugly Christmas sweaters.

The Northern Chautauqua Young Professionals and Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club are hosting the third annual Jingle at the Rocks holiday event on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at 64 on the Rocks in Fredonia.

This festive gathering will feature raffles, delicious appetizers, an ugly sweater competition, music by DJ Gould, and an opportunity to network with young professionals and others in our region. Admission is $10 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Alternatively, you can opt for a $20 entry fee at the door without a toy donation. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, positively impacting our community by spreading joy and holiday cheer to children and families in need.

Lauren Boyle, a longtime volunteer for Toys for Tots, gives credit to Dave and Alison Dengler for suggesting such an event. “I have had the distinct pleasure of watching Jingle at the Rocks become a must-attend event during the holiday season over the past three years,” Boyle said. “Seeing the community come out in full force to donate toys and money to help bring a little holiday magic to children who may not otherwise have that experience is heartwarming. The event is always fun, and it’s a joy to see the party and the donations grow year after year!”

Monica Simpson, NCYP Co-Chair, expresses gratitude for the impactful partnerships with Rotary and Toys for Tots, stating, “We are thankful for these collaborations, this is one of our signature events. All proceeds from this event directly support Toys for Tots. Our sincere appreciation goes to our generous sponsors, enabling us to make even more significant contributions this year. We take pride in our ability to create a positive impact in our community.”

Platinum sponsors include the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club and Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union. Gold sponsors include BLB Insurance Agency Inc., The Botox Barn, Community Bank, DFT Communications.

Larson Timko Funeral Home, and 64 on the Rocks. Silver sponsors include Deeply Rooted Wellness, Lotus Valley Wellness, and Putnam Record Insurance Agency. Special thanks to the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County for their valuable contributions and commitment to the community. We look forward to creating a festive and impactful evening for all attendees.

Jingle at the Rocks is open to the public. We encourage those who seek opportunities to connect with other professionals, learn more about the local workforce’s future, or seek to learn more about Chautauqua County to attend. RSVP is recommended but not required. You may register online at https://bit.ly/JATR2023 (link is case-sensitive).

The mission of Northern Chautauqua Young Professionals (NCYP) is to network and advocate for young professionals, promoting awareness of local opportunities and entrepreneurship endeavors. They strategically engage in social and civic practices, enhancing the overall quality of life for young professionals and, by extension, our communities. NCYP continues to expand its efforts in sharing professional and educational opportunities with the public and hosting networking events throughout the year.

Those interested are encouraged to reach out for more information about how to support NYCP or become a member of our growing team of innovators by contacting Co-Chairs Simpson, (716) 363-3770 or Leslie Wille, (716) 366-4892, or email: nchqypro@gmail.com. Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NorthernChautauqaYoungProfessionals for more information and registration for upcoming events.

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club is part of the worldwide service organization Rotary International. Over 1.4 million members in 46,000 Clubs whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Locally, District 7090, known as the Best of Friends District, supports and guides over 65 area Clubs with nearly 2,000 members throughout Southern Ontario and Western New York. The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club takes pride in all of its Service Above Self initiatives, including Little Lending Libraries, Great Lakes Watershed Cleanups, local scholarships, grants and donations to local food pantries, and the annual Fly-In Breakfast.

Rotarians meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at noon in the SUNY Fredonia Village Conference Room, featuring acclaimed speakers, a light lunch, and lively discussions surrounding future goals and current outcomes. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings. For more information about the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club, please visit https://dunkirkfredoniarotary.org or https://www.facebook.com/dunkirkfredoniarotary.

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