4-H Announces 8th Annual Green Tie Affair Fundraiser

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Guests at the 2019 4-H Green Tie Affair enjoyed the western-themed evening. This year's event will be held on February 3, 2020
Guests at the 2019 4-H Green Tie Affair enjoyed the western-themed evening. This year's event will be held on February 3, 2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce the 8th Annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The fun begins at 3:00pm with a basket raffle and bake sale. Dinner is served at 5:00pm and the pie auction will follow dinner. This year’s meal includes sliced pot roast, mashed potatoes, carrots and green beans, and ambrosia salad. This year’s event has 1980’s theme and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite 80’s attire.

The Green Tie Affair has become a necessary fundraiser for 4-H in Chautauqua County since losing major funding from the County in 2012. This year 4-H hopes to raise $25,000 that will directly fund 4-H programming in 2020. 4-H serves 300 youth with life-skills programming year-round. An additional 1,000 youth participate in one-time programming each year. 4-H connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society.

The event draws between six and seven hundred guests annually. Tickets are now available for $20.00 from 4-H members or at the 4-H Office located at the Carnahan Center on the JCC campus (241 James Ave Jamestown, NY). Ticket price increases to $25.00 after February 10, 2020.

Table sponsorships are available for $200.00. Table sponsors receive eight dinner tickets, basket raffle tickets, a custom centerpiece sign, recognition on a thank you banner, on the placemat, and in local press. Call the 4-H Office at 716/664-9502×214 or visit www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/greentieaffair for more information. Contact the 4-H Office if you would like to contribute to the bake sale, basket raffle, or make a monetary donation.

Chautauqua County 4-H would like to thank Chautauqua Suites Hotel for being a major sponsor of the event, as well as the community for their continued support of positive youth development in Chautauqua County.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716/664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.