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‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ for Children’s Home Society asks for volunteers

By and on March 15th, 2013

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is back with a St. Patrick’s Day twist.

The Children’s Home Society of Florida is hosting its 26th annual Puttin’ on the Ritz March 17 from 6 – 10:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Hall of Santa Fe College. The organization is still in need of volunteers.

Puttin’ on the Ritz is a black-tie event where guests can enjoy an evening of music and dancing, a special performance and a large silent auction. The event is on St. Patrick’s Day, so there will be Irish beverages from Gainesville restaurants for the guests to enjoy.

Tickets are $140 in advance and $150 at the door. All proceeds will go toward supporting children and their families with a variety of programs including foster care, parent education, emergency shelters and treatment for developmentally disabled children.

Palm Chevrolet, of Ocala, is a sponsor of the event.

People who are interested in volunteering can find information on the event website. Those wishing to help out the foundation, but cannot make this event, can also volunteer at their Family Treasures Thrift Store located at 710 N. Main St.

Jennifer Anchors, executive director for Children’s Home Society of Florida, Mid- Florida Division, said they plan to raise $100,000 at the event for the Children’s Home Society, a statewide organization that provides services for children in local communities who have been abused or neglected.

Anchors said she wanted to thank the Gainesville Auxiliary, a group of women who fundraise and advocate for Children’s Home Society of Florida, for coordinating the event.

“The women who put this event on and who care so much about the children in our community and really want to educate others about the needs of children living right in our neighborhood,” she said.


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