3rd Annual Pink Tie Gala

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3rd Annual Believe 271 Pink Tie Gala

Honorary Chair:
Marianne Buttenschon

Brian McQueen

Juli Eisenhart
Donna Grems
Brenda Kuhn
Jim Kuhn
Kevin Lansing
Bob LeBuis
Sarah McQueen
Brian Palmer
Mia Palmer
Betsy Schwertfeger
Dan Schwertfeger
Fred Sherman


Where: Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY 13492

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Ticket Prices: Advance sale $60. At the door $70. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $480 (advance purchase only).

Oneida and Herkimer County First Responders,

When you hear those words, "You Have Cancer", your life, family and friends will be changed forever. Cancer is the leading cause for deaths within the firematic services. Firefighters, whether career or volunteer, have a 63% greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer than the general public.

Since March of 2014, The Believe 271 Foundation, Inc., has assisted volunteers within Oneida and Herkimer Counties with this daunting diagnosis. To date this 501(c) 3 organization has provided financial assistance to 63 firefighters in the amount of $200,794.00. We have also educated thousands across the northeast and have been instrumental in created the Lavender Ribbon Report, the 11 best practices to preventing cancer.

One of our two main fund raisers is the Firefighters Pink Tie Gala. An elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, buffet, dancing and an opportunity to socialize with your neighboring departments. Please plan to join us on Saturday, October 19th at Hart’s Hill Inn from 6:00 to 11:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Firefighters Pink Tie Gala, a formal firefighters' ball.

The entire evening will be located in the elegantly decorated Grand Ball Room. It commences with an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Complimentary photography (one picture per couple) can be found in the Garden Room from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm you will enjoy a deluxe buffet, followed by a second hour of open bar. Throughout the evening you will enjoy the music from DJ’s Sinus Rhythm until 11:00 pm. This is a semi-formal event, firefighters are encouraged to wear their Class A uniforms; for those without uniforms, suits or cocktail wear is appropriate. For the ladies cocktail dresses or formal wear is acceptable.

Advance sale tickets are available for $60.00 each or can be purchased at the door (if not sold out) for $70.00. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $480 (advance purchase only). Tables are limited, so reserve your table early. Tickets can be purchased from committee members using the form below.

We will be conducting a Chinese and Silent Auction and we need your help. We are asking for basket donations from fire departments, ladies auxiliaries, individuals and local businesses. Since this is a semi formal event, the better quality, more unique baskets we receive, the more successful this event will be. Therefore we are asking that each basket donated be at least $50.00 or more in value.

Donated baskets can be dropped off at Brian and Sarah McQueen’s home (10 Bermuda Road, Whitesboro) or at the Floyd Fire Department (8367 Old Floyd Road, Floyd). If needed, arrangements can be made for the baskets to be picked up. Please contact Betsy Schwertfeger (315-865-8634) or Donna Grems (315-865-4761) for drop off or pick up details no later than October 10th. We thank you in advance for any basket donations, hopefully making this Gala a huge success for the Believe 271 Foundation and NYS Tool/Believe 271 Scholarships.

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