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50/50 Raffle Helps Cresskill Families In Need

Giants of Generosity uses donations for construction on a community member's front steps.
Giants of Generosity uses donations for construction on a community member's front steps. Photo Credit: Facebook

CRESSKILL, N.J. — A Cresskill-based charity is helping local residents in need with a five-month 50/50 raffle.

Giants of Generosity is selling statewide games of chance to support work in local communities.

The winner will be announced at the Third Annual Celebrity Food & Wine Showcase & Expo on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Clinton Inn in Tenafly.

Tickets for the Celebrity Food & Wine Showcase & Expo are priced at $55 per person through Jan. 20, 2016 early-bird price; after Jan. 20 the price will be $65 per person and $75 each at the door.

All tickets include entrance to the Grand Tasting featuring samples from restaurants, bakeries and wine/spirit vendors throughout the area; a silent auction; live entertainment; and the celebrity and student cook-off competitions.

Students from Bergen Community College’s culinary arts program will compete for a $500 scholarship offered by Mariner’s Bank. Facing off in this year’s celebrity competition will be Carissa Lawson, anchor from News12 New Jersey and Sheryl A. Fody, executive producer of TV’s new show, “Consumer 411.”

Proceeds from GOG’s signature annual fundraiser support the organization’s mission to provide emergency-relief financial assistance and connections to other vitally needed resources to local residents facing critical, life-altering situations who have nowhere else to turn. The virtual raffle is a new addition to the fundraiser, which draws several hundred attendees every year.Tickets start at $10 for five chances to win: CLICK HERE.

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