Caritas Luncheon/Fund-raiser ‘Garden of Dreams’ set for April 24

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Caritas, an auxiliary of Catholic Charities, is dedicated to improving the lives of children, regardless of religious affiliation. Their annual luncheon/fashion show/fund-raiser will be Wednesday, April 24, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for the silent auction and social time. The luncheon and fashion show will start at noon. The cost is $35.

Raffle tickets will be sold at six tickets for $25 or one ticket for $5. Raffle prizes are First Prize, $1,000 cash; Second Prize, Fort Meyers Beach Condo Stay — one-week stay in June 2013; Third Prize, Pearl & Diamond Necklace with Earrings valued at $560; Fourth Prize, Fine Dining Package: Certificates from five Rockford restaurants; and Fifth Prize, Car Care Package with $100 gas card.

Fashions will be presented by The Fur Store, That Boutique, b jones, and Serenity Sweets at Edgebrook Center.

Reservations: Jean Nosek at (815) 389-3259.

Last year, 300 people attended the luncheon and helped raise more than $20,000. All proceeds will benefit Rockford Catholic Charities Youth Programs. Since the inception of this fund-raiser, the amount raised has exceeded $390,000.

Posted April 24, 2013

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