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n “Our 4-year-old twins were recently in my sister’s wedding as flower girls. To get them used to their outfits, the dress-shop owner suggested they wear the dresses in 10-, 20- and 30-minute sessions in the two weeks preceding the wedding -- during activities where they would not stain or otherwise damage the dress. They were more comfortable in their clothes after having ‘practiced,’ and they didn’t pull at their clothes and fidget much.” -- T.F., via e-mail n Here’s a tip for a quick pin cushion: Use a clean Styrofoam tray. The pins go in straight, and are quite secure. n “When we’re playing card games with the kids, they use a large chip clip to hold their ‘hand’ together. It works pretty well.” -- W.R. in Ohio n Pizza cutters make great sandwich trimmers. You easily can trim the crust and cut the sandwich. They’re also great for cutting up hot dogs. n To attack cobwebs or dust high walls, cover a broom head with a pillowcase. You’ll get better coverage, and the pillowcase can easily be tossed in the wash. n “We don’t have a mudroom in our house, so to catch water and mud on days of heavy rain, I have a clean plastic shower curtain that I place on the floor of the entranceway. We leave wet, muddy shoes on it, and it even can catch drips from umbrellas and such. The whole thing can be dragged to the garage if necessary.” -- I.S. in Alabama Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at

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Prison City Publishing WHICH CAME FIRST? (continued): • Most eggs are laid between the hours of 7 and 11 a.m. The hen needs about 5 oz. of food and 10 oz. of water to create one egg. • Farmers can improve egg production just by regulating the lighting in the henhouse. The hens will lay more eggs if they’re fooled into thinking a day is 28 hours long. • The color of an egg yolk is dependent on what the hen eats. Hens consuming yellow corn or alfalfa produce eggs with medium yellow yolks, while those who eat feed with wheat or barley yield egg yolks of a lighter color. A yolk can be almost colorless if the hen is fed white corn meal. Since farmers are not permitted to add artificial colors to feed, some add natural yellow-orange materials, such as flower petals. • Although the albumen is also called the egg white, it’s not really white until it’s beaten or cooked. Two-thirds of the egg’s liquid weight is contained in the albumen, as well as more than half of the egg’s protein. The fresher the egg, the cloudier the egg white. This is due to the presence of carbon dioxide inside the egg when it is laid. Since a fresh egg has had less time for the CO2 to escape, the white is cloudy. • There are about 17,000 tiny pores covering an egg’s surface through which the egg can absorb flavors and odors. That’s why it’s important to keep them in a carton. The carton also helps keep them fresh for at least four to five weeks after their pack date. Leaving eggs on the kitchen counter for just one day ages them more than refrigerator storage of one week. Eggs are more likely to dry up than to rot. • A person suffering from alektorophobia is afraid of chickens. • In order to be classified as Extra Large, a dozen eggs must weigh at least 27 oz. A dozen Large eggs must be 24 oz., and Medium, 21 oz. per dozen. • If you crack open a double-yolked egg, it was probably produced by a young hen whose production cycle is not yet controlled. She might also turn out an egg with no yolk at all! Older hens that lay extra large eggs can also produce multi-yolked eggs. In fact, the record-setting egg held nine yolks. Other records set in the egg department include the largest chicken egg ever laid (one pound, with a double yolk and a double shell), and the most eggs laid by a chicken in a single day (seven). • Having trouble peeling hard-boiled eggs? They will peel more easily if they are at least a week old before being boiled. Can’t remember if an egg is raw or hard-boiled? Try spinning it. If it spins easily, it’s been boiled. A raw egg wobbles. • If you see a grayish ring around the yolk of a hard-boiled egg it’s probably because you cooked it too long. A high iron content in the cooking water can also be a contributor. For best results with hard-boiled eggs, cool them quickly in a bowl of ice water. • One of our favorite pie toppers originated in the Swiss village of Merhrinyghen in 1720. A pastry chef named Gasparini whipped up egg whites and sugar and created what is known as meringue. To make perfect meringue, bake on a dry day. Damp, humid days cause meringue to be limp and sticky. Avoid even the tiniest bit of fat on the bowl and utensils, and take care when

Gaining Weight For many people, seniors included, weight control is a very important health issue. For most, this means keeping weight down and not gaining excess pounds. But there’s a certain senior group that has a hard time keeping weight on. They eat a few bites and they’re full. Or maybe they eat the wrong foods and then have no energy. Or they have little appetite. For those who have trouble gaining or keeping on weight, there are two keys to adding pounds. n Eat calorie- and nutrient-dense foods. These are foods that have more calories and nutrition per bite. Think of it this way: Which has the most calories and nutritional value, a cup of shredded lettuce or a cup of sliced bananas? The lettuce is mostly water. The banana has more calories and nutrients. Now compare a cup of cucumbers to a cup of raisins. Again, the cucumbers are mostly water, while the raisins have more of what the body needs. Also, if you fill up on a soft drink, you can take in hundreds of calories, but there’s no nutritional value. Other calorie-dense foods that will give more nutrition per bite include peanut or almond butter, beans and rice together and fruit. n Exercise. Muscles weigh more than fat, and building muscle requires exercise. That doesn’t necessarily mean signing up for a gym membership. Gaining muscle (healthy weight) can sometimes be as easy as daily walking and using small hand weights or resistance bands. Exercise also raises the metabolism, which can increase your appetite so you’ll want to eat a little more. If your weight is low, ask your doctor if you should talk to a nutritionist to work out a calorie- and nutrient-dense diet that will help you gain a few pounds, but in a healthy way. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them in her column whenever possible. Do not send any material requiring return mail. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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For advertising: e-mail or call: 315.283.2837 WHICH CAME FIRST? (continued): separating the eggs, as just the smallest smidgen of yolk can ruin meringue. • Chemists have discovered a use for the nearly four billion pounds of chicken feathers generated each year during poultry processing. A method has been developed for cleaning the feathers and separating them into chopped fibers and quills, and recycling them into a material used in making plastic products. These include thin sheets of cellophane wrap, holders for beverage six-packs, and automobile dashboards. • Although we don’t think of them as birds of flight, chickens can actually fly. The recordsetting distance for a non-stop flight is about 230 yards. They can also travel along the ground at about 9 miles per hour. • Those “secret” 11 herbs and spices that go into the making of Kentucky Fried Chicken really are a secret! There is only one complete, handwritten copy of the recipe in existence, signed by Colonel Harland Sanders, locked in a computerized vault at company headquarters in Louisville. Only two KFC officials have access to the recipe, and even the names of those two are kept secret. • 1957 marked the first year that finger-lickin’ good KFC was sold in its signature bucket. Today, people in 80 countries enjoy one billion KFC dinners every year. • Flags flew at half-mast on all Kentucky state buildings for four days in December 1980 when Colonel Sanders died of leukemia. TIDBITS AND MUSIC:


Where would modern blues and rock and roll be without the influence of B.B. King? This week, Tidbits looks at one of the most significant guitarists of our time. • Riley B. King, the “King of the Blues,” was born in a sharecropper’s cabin on the Mississippi Delta in 1925. Upon the death of his mother when he was nine years old, Riley went to live with his grandmother until her death. Just 14 when she passed away, he continued to live in her cabin and farm an acre of cotton. It soon became apparent that he couldn’t support himself in this manner. He moved in with another tenant farm family, who loaned him $2.50 to buy his first guitar. The local preacher taught him his first three chords. • Riley’s first singing group, known as The Famous St. John’s Gospel Singers, included his cousin and three others. On Saturday nights, King was also playing the blues for dimes on Mississippi street corners. • Riley B. King arrived in Memphis at age 21, and convinced a local D.J. to let him play a song on his blues radio show. This led to the chance to play live at a Memphis saloon, provided he promoted the saloon on the radio station. The station set King up with a ten-minute spot and allowed him to play his guitar, just as long as he promoted a new health tonic called Pepticon. He wrote a catchy jingle, singing, “Pepticon, Pepticon, sure is good. You can get it anywhere in your neighborhood.”


Q: I am thrilled that so many of my favorite shows from the 1970s and ‘80s are beginning to show up on DVD. Can you tell me when “Falcon Crest” will be out on DVD. I can’t wait! -- Janet U. in Florida A: Wait no longer. “Falcon Crest: Season 1” is now out on DVD, and can be found wherever DVDs are sold and rented. I also can’t wait to re-live those Tuscany Valley memories, with Angela’s scheming, Lance’s lady-killing and Maggie’s voice of reason. It is especially fun to see Susan Sullivan’s portrayal of Maggie back then compared with her hilarious Martha Rodgers (Castle’s mom) on “Castle.” *** Q: I love the addition of Rob Lowe to NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” What else does he have coming up? -- Irene T., Brunswick, Ga. A: Along with his “Parks and Rec” duties, Rob Lowe will guest star in the fourth season of the Showtime series “Californication.” Rob will play Eddie Nero, a neurotic yet talented movie star who is in the running to play Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in the film version of Hank’s hit novel. Rob will appear in at least one episode, but could become a recurring character. *** Q: My mother and I are loyal viewers of the daytime soap opera “As the World Turns.” We were so sad to hear that Helen Wagner, who had been on the show since it premiered back in 1956, had passed away. How are the other cast members taking the news? -- Shelli F., via e-mail A: Helen Wagner, 91, who passed away May 1, was a soap opera icon. She even held the Guinness world record for playing the same character on TV for the longest period of time. I spoke with longtime friend and cast mate Eileen Fulton (who has played Lisa since 1960) about Helen’s passing, and she told me she felt a little shell-shocked. “My one regret is that she didn’t hang on a little longer to wrap the show up (which ends its run in September). That’s the thing that keeps haunting me. She spoke the first words on the show; we all were hoping she’d have the last words too.” *** READERS: A few months back, I held a contest for five lucky readers to win a DVD of Taylor Hicks’ “Whomp at the Warfield” concert DVD. Scores of loyal Taylor Hicks fans (and Celebrity Extra readers) correctly answered this question: What songs did Taylor sing in the “American Idol” finale, which ultimately crowned him the winner? (The songs were “Living for the City,” “Levon” and “Do I Make You Proud?”) Winners in the drawing were: Tammy Krebs of Groton, Conn.; Amy Hicks (no relation to Taylor!) of Theresa, N.Y.; Dorothy Mayes of Roanoke, Va.; Nicholas Russo of Norwell, Mass.; and Nancy McConnell of Stansbury Park, Utah. Keep an eye on your mailboxes, folks. Taylor Hicks is on his way! Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at For more news and extended interviews, visit and twitter. com/Celebrity_Extra. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Prison City Publishing BICYCLES (continued): TM • In the 1890s, the first “modern” bicycles appeared: chain-driven vehicles with similarly-sized tires. These were safer than the high-wheel models (and were even called “safety bicycles” as a result), but proved a step backwards in comfort. While the long spokes of high-wheel bikes absorbed bumps and ruts, the smaller wheels on these new bikes, particularly when coupled with the hard-rubber tires of the Samantha Mazzotta era, made for jarring, unpleasant rides.

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Regarding the letter from a reader (Frustrated in Philadelphia) whose cat was soiling on top of her bed: I didn’t get the impression that the person was keeping the cat in a cage as a matter of course, but rather was doing that, or considering doing it, as a result of the kitty relieving herself on the bed. Therefore, I wonder if the kitty wasn’t doing that because of a urinary tract infection or other health problem, or didn’t like the type of cat litter used, the location of the litter box or something else in the home that was probably stressing her. Just wanted to bring up these possibilities, for what it’s worth. -- Jonathan N., Mayer, Ariz. DEAR JONATHAN: My thanks -- advice and suggestions from my readers is always welcome and worthwhile! Frustrated in Philadelphia should certainly discuss the possibility of a health issue, like a urinary tract infection, with her cat’s

veterinarian, and bring her in for a complete • More than a million bicycles were sold in the checkup. United States by the time 1895 rolled around, Litter-box location can be an issuewould with some cats,the but one last improvement propel as can multiple a litter box. Anthe owner bicycle intocats the sharing must-own category: pneudealing with a cat “going” areas other matic tire. Under theinguidance ofthan the the Pope litterManufacturing box could try placing a clean litter box overbiCompany (which made Rubber produced the cycles), area of the Hartford latest mess (after Works cleaning it up America’s tires itinaway 1895. Proof course) and first then pneumatic gradually move and viding a much softer ride, they soon became a back to a more desirable location. standard feature on all we bicycle models. Cats also react to stresses humans might not • Dozens of smaller-scale notice or see as a stressful improvements situation. Pay boosted close the speed, comfort, longevity and performance attention to a cat’s behavior, particularly when it’s of bicycles during the 20th century. As women exhibiting problem behaviors like soiling outside began to find them as necessary as men, two the varieties litter box, of andbicycle see if itwere is reacting to a person, made. Men’s bikes a new item in the home or something else.across the were built with an extra stabilizer bar Sendtop your and comments to omitted Paws Corner, oftips, thequestions bike. Women’s bikes the c/o bar, Kingproviding Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL for easier mounting and dismounting of the vehicle skirts. 32853-6475, or e-mailwhen them towearing

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n It was British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who made the following observation: “My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.” n Hunters, take note: The largest deer that ever lived was the Irish elk, which became extinct more than 7,000 years ago. Though it stood a remarkable 7 feet tall at the shoulders, the creature’s most amazing characteristic was its antlers, which could stretch 12 feet from tip to tip and weigh up to 90 pounds. Imagine that rack hanging on your living-room wall! n If you are a parent, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that among the under-18 crowd, strawberries are the favorite fruit, followed closely by grapes and bananas. n Google Earth, the virtual geographic information program, isn’t just a fun thing to fiddle with on your computer; it can be a law-enforcement tool, too. Just

last year, police in Switzerland noticed a cornfield that looked a bit odd; it turns out that the farmer was raising marijuana and had hidden the two-acre plot within his corn fields. n The koala bear, that cute and cuddly icon of Down Under, never drinks water. The critters get all the water they need from the food they eat. n Medical experts say that coconut water has the same pH and electrolyte balance as human blood. In fact, during World War II, doctors who were running low on supplies used coconut water in plasma transfusions. n In 2002, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Ireland decided to try to reduce the use of plastic grocery bags by levying a 15-cent tax on each one. It worked, too -- use of the bags dropped by 95 percent. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. B.B. KING (continued): • King started out calling himself the Beale Street Blues Boy, changed it to Blues Boy King, and finally settled on B.B. King. • Two of Kings’ greatest hits were the result of divorce. After the end of his first marriage, he 2nd Quarter 2006Morning,” and Divorce wrote “Woke Up This Week 22 No. 2 resulted in his May 28 - Jun 3 biggest hit, “The Thrill is Gone.” Back Page • Lucille, B.B. King’s trademark guitar, goes back to 1949. On a chilly night in Twist, Arkansas, King was playing a gig in a dance hall, which was kept warm by a large barrel of kerosene in the center of the room. When two patrons started a fight, they knocked over the barrel of burning kerosene, creating a fiery inferno. After King had exited the building, he realized he had left his Gibson acoustic guitar behind, and ran back into the blaze to rescue it, nearly losing his life. Two others did in fact perish in the fire. The next morning he learned that the men who had tipped the barrel were fighting over a woman named Lucille. B.B. named that guitar, and every one since, Lucille, “to remind me never to do a thing like that again.” His current Lucille is a Gibson ES-355, a model he has been playing for over 25 years. • In one year, 1956, B.B. King performed 342 one-night stands. • B.B. King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Songwriter’s Hall in 1990. He has won 15 Grammy Awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has received honorary doctorates of music from Yale, Berklee College of Music and Brown University, among others.

Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera set a career record in 2009 when Rivera saved a game won by Pettitte for the 58th time. Which duo had held the mark? Who played more seasons for the Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr. or Brooks Robinson? Name the quarterback of the 1997 Michigan Wolverines football team, which won the national title. In 2008, Memphis guard O.J. Mayo scored in double figures in his first 25 NBA games, which was the longest rookie streak to start a season since when? Goalie Niklas Backstrom became the Minnesota Wild’s all-time leader in wins in 2010. Who had held the record? What was the previous best finish by a female bowler at a PBA event before Kelly Kulick won the Tournament of Champions in 2010? In 2009, Penn State became the first school to win three consecutive NCAA Division I women’s volleyball titles. Who else had won two in a row?

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For advertising: e-mail or call: 315.283.2837 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES From slippers to running shoes to boots, folks don different shoes for different reasons. This week, Tidbits brings you a small variety of footwear facts. • When Englishman Roger Bannister donned his running shoes on May 6, 1954, who knew that he would become the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes? He set his record time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England, as 3,000 spectators looked on. His monumental record endured for only 46 days, when it was broken by his Australian rival, John Landy, who was about 1.5 seconds faster. Bannister went on to become a noted neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford. When asked if he viewed his running record as his most important achievement, he replied that his 40 years as a neurologist were much more significant. • Although we think of Elvis Presley when the hit “Blue Suede Shoes” is mentioned, it was first a hit for its writer, Carl Perkins, in 1956. As Perkins played a dance gig a few months earlier, he overheard a young man say to his girlfriend, “Don’t step on my suedes.” That very night he went home and wrote the blockbuster hit on a brown paper sack. •

From 1956 to 1977, Edson Arantes do Nascimento of Brazil put on his shoes to play football. While he called them football shoes, we refer to them as soccer shoes. Edson was better known as Pele, the all-time leading scorer of Brazil’s national football team and a member of three victorious World Cup teams.

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WHICH CAME FIRST? (continued): dancing shoes. They are actually members of the orchid family, and are the official flower of Minnesota and Prince Edward Island, Canada. •

You can take a look a moonwalker Neil Armstrong’s space suit at the Smithsonian, but not his boots. The pair that left behind the first human footprints on the moon were also left behind … on the moon! In order to bring back moon rock samples, the spacecraft had to lose some weight, and Armstrong’s footwear, along with nine other pairs, stayed on the scene.

• While visiting the Smithsonian, you can view a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” It’s believed that there were at least seven pairs for Judy Garland’s use during production, although only four pairs have been located. The shoes started out as white silk, which were inexpensive and easily dyed. Burgundy sequined organza fabric was attached to the shoes’ uppers and heels. It was necessary to use burgundy rather than bright red, since the red would have appeared orange on film. Felt was glued to the soles of the shoes to deaden the sound of Garland’s footsteps and dancing. Can you imagine the film without the ruby slippers? If the screenwriters had followed the text of L. Frank Baum’s book, the shoes would have been silver. They were changed to red to capitalize on the new Technicolor technique. • And where would Cinderella be without her glass slippers? One of the early renditions of the tale, written by Charles Perrault in 1697, had her dressed in fur boots. It’s thought that when the story was translated from the French into English, vair, meaning “fur,” was confused with verre, which means “glass,” and the story has continued to this day.

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Treatments Abound for Migraines DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please say something about migraine headaches. I think that’s what I have. They come on fast, and the pain feels like something is pulsating in my head. I throw up with every headache. Bright lights make things worse. Does all this sound like a migraine to you? Someone told me there’s always a warning before a migraine starts. I have no warning. I’ve used Tylenol, but it doesn’t do much for me. What is the treatment? Can they be prevented? -- L.G. ANSWER: Your headaches have many of the characteristics of a migraine headache. The warning mentioned to you is an aura. The aura usually precedes a migraine. It can be flashing zigzag lines, peculiar sensations -- often in the hands -- trouble finding the right words to speak or weakness of a group of muscles. Only 20 percent of migraine patients have an aura, so it’s not an indispensable migraine sign. Nausea and vomiting are common migraine symptoms. Seventy percent of migraine patients have a one-sided headache that they describe as throbbing or a dull ache. It lasts from four hours to three days. People with migraines are very sensitive to light and sound, so they seek a dark, quiet room to lie down. Stress, overexertion, sleep deprivation and hunger can provoke a migraine. Some foods and drinks can do the same. Alcohol (especially red wine); caffeine; pickles; bananas; yogurt; avocados; aged cheeses; pickled or marinated chicken, beef or fish; salami;

pastrami; bacon; pepperoni; hot dogs; and the taste enhancer monosodium glutamate are on the list of possible migraine inducers. Medicines for treating a migraine abound. Tylenol, aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen take care of mild migraines. For more severe ones, triptans are the standard treatment. They include Imitrex, Axert, Frova, Zomig, Amerge and Maxalt. An older medicine, ergotamine, still has a place in treatment For migraine prevention, propranolol, verapamil and amitriptyline are prescribed if the headaches occur often and disrupt life. The headache booklet discusses the causes and treatment of the more common kinds of headaches. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 901W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2010 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserve

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National CPR/AED Week Celebration

The Cayuga County Chapter of the American Red Cross will celebrate National CPR/AED Awareness Week from June 1 – 7 by offering a series of specially priced CPR/AED training classes to the public to encourage everyone to learn these important skills which can save a life. Learning CPR or cardio pulmonary resuscitation and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can quite possibly mean the difference between life and death for someone suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest or another medical emergency. A CPR/AED class normally costs $30, but during this one week, each section is only $10 per person. At the conclusion of the class, participants receive a Red Cross certification card. Adult CPR/AED will be offered on June 1 from 6 – 10pm; June 2 from 6 – 10 pm June 4 from 4 – 8 pm and June 7 from 6 – 10pm while Infant/Child CPR/AED will be offered on June 3 from 3:30 – 7:30 pm and June 5 from 9am – 1pm; and June 6 from 9am – 1pm. “The Red Cross wants the public to know that everyone has the power to save a life. At least one person in every household and on every office floor should be trained and certified in first aid and CPR/AED,” says Armin Simpson, Director of Health & Safety Services at the local Red Cross Chapter. “On average, it takes emergency personnel 10 minutes to arrive on scene. For someone who is choking or has stopped breathing, that may be too late. By learning simple rescue skills, you can go from being a helpless bystander to a person with the ability to take control help someone during an emergency.” Pre-registration is required for the National CPR/AED Awareness Week classes. The offer is not open to businesses or large groups from one agency. Tickets are still available for the annual Dollar$ for

Disaster Raffle fundraiser for on June 12 from 1 – 5pm at the Auburn Correctional Officers Recreational Center, Franklin Street Road. With 26 money prizes ranging from $500 - $20,000; a delicious hot and cold buffet; beer, wine and soda; 50/50 raffles; and 12 fabulous “It Only Takes A Ticket” Gift Baskets valued at no less than $200 each ready to raffle, you do not want to miss out this great day. Major Sponsors of the fundraising event are the Cayuga Nation and The Wall/WAUB Finger Lakes Radio Group and sponsors are Highlander Construction; Rocco Lattanzio/Nationwide Insurance; Anderson Automotive; Good Time Charlie’s Mobile Entertainment; Hammond & Irving Inc; Bass Pro; and Glenview Photography. “It Only Takes a Ticket” Gift Basket raffles include such combinations as an overnight in Toronto; a Mackenzie-Childs Great Vase; an “Eat Your Way through Cayuga County” package; “Pizza, Pizza!”; a Family Fun Pack and Romantic Overnights. There will be mini-facials by Mary Kay consultants; 50/50 raffles and competitive games of checkers, cards and tic-tac-toe in the pavilion and horse shoes and croquette on the lawn. Cost is $50 per ticket which allows two adults into the Raffle Drawing Party. Additional guests are $20 per person and include entrance and buffet/drinks only. To register for a CPR/AED Week class and for tickets to Dollar$ for Disaster, visit the chapter at 11 State Street, Downtown Auburn Monday – Friday or by contact the chapter at 252 – 9596 or Article submitted by Susan Marteney, Executive Director of the Cayuga County Chapter of the American Red Cross

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