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Upcoming Events - 01/16/2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Updated: 9:48 PM

-- Benefit for Bonnie Sweet to be held Jan. 18

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- A benefit for Bonnie Sweet will be held at the St. Johnsville Community House, 16 Washington St., on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, a Chinese auction, a big ticket raffle, a 50/50, and a ziti dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for kids, 3 and under are free. A family pass (for two adults and up to three kids) is $25.

Bonnie suffers from a very rare condition called Malignant Neoplasms. This condition has caused a tumor to form in the paranasal sinus, extremely close to vital structures. This condition can cause the blood vessels to grow to considerable size before being detected. The tumors manifest in advanced stages and complicate treatment.

The side effects are extreme headaches, double vision, and more. Medical treatment and the surgical procedure required will not be handled locally because of the rarity of the condition.

Bonnie has volunteered in organizing previous charity events, benefits and local fundraisers. She has also volunteered her time to assist in the food booth at the local fireman's fair.

Any support is greatly appreciated.

-- Legion to host Feb. 22 bus trip to Turning Stone

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Morris J. Edwards American Legion Post 168, St. Johnsville, will host a bus trip to Turning Stone resort and casino on Saturday, Feb. 22. The price of the trip is $35 per person, with $25 of the fee going toward game play and $5 toward food. A bus will leave St. Johnsville at 8 a.m. and will return at 6 p.m. For tickets or information, call Carmen at (518) 727-6024 or (518) 568-7328, or Tony at (518) 332-1556 or (518) 568-3464.

-- Canajoharie-Palatine Chamber to host Gala March 2

CANAJOHARIE -- Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce Fundraising Chairman Jesse Quackenbush has announced plans for a chamber-sponsored Oscars gala Sunday, March 2, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Old Palatine School in Palatine Bridge. 

The fundraising event is open to the public, but a limited number of tickets will be available.

The gala will feature live music by Stone Soup. The band will perform a multitude of genres including Americana, folk, blues and a medley of past Academy Award winning original scores. Gala attendees will also enjoy an extravagant array of hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, door prizes and a silent auction.

Individual tickets are available now at $50 per person. Limousine service is also available for a limited number of attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at an additional $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling Quackenbush at (505) 301-9888 or by email at


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