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January 12, 2015

Cleveland Historical Society Hosts Dinner and Silent Auction

CLEVELAND-Mark your calendars for the Cleveland Historical Society's annual fundraiser.The grouphosts aspaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, January17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion on state Route 49 in Cleveland.

"This is a great opportunity for people to come out and enjoy a good meal, visit with friends and support the historical society," said Kathy Darrow, vice president of the Cleveland Historical Society. "And, for those who don't want to miss the SU Orangemen take on Clemson, the Legion will have a big screen TV for the game."

The experienced cooks in the Cleveland Historical Society will prepare the dinner to include spaghetti, homemade meatballs and sauce, sausage, tossed salad, Italian bread, homemade desserts and beverages.

Dinner prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children aged 6 to 12, and free for those aged 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door and take-out meals will be available.

Throughout the meal, guests can participate in a silent auction which features many quality items such as local prints, vintage pieces, glassware, paintings and gift certificates. A raffle will also take place for a beautiful handmade quilt by Dr. Barb Edlund. The signed quilt is valued at $1,400 and tickets are available for $5 each. Limited editions of the book, "Poems, Facts and Tales: Musings of a Former Village of Cleveland Historian," written by the late local author Lawrence Cottet (1904-1982) and the 2015 calendar featuring artwork by Cleveland's Grayce Harding Wise will be also available for sale while supplies last.

Guests can use this chance to become historical society members as well. A table will be set up for people to complete their membership form, pay their dues and receive a free gift. Dues are $10 per person, $15 for two people, and $20 for a family or business.

"We need both active and supporting members. Everyonewho signs up will receive e-mails of our activities throughout the year," added Darrow.

For current activities, a vast network of resources, and general information about the Cleveland Historical Society, visit their Web site at www.clevelanfhistoricalsociety, created and maintained by Web master Gary Comins. For more details, call 315/675-8688.

For more upcoming events, call the Oswego County Promotion and Tourism Office at 1-800-248-4FUN (4386) or go to www.visitoswegocounty.com.

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