Bud to Bloom event coming May 9th

The 3rd annual Bud to Bloom Luncheon and Vintage Jewelry Sale will take place on Saturday May 9 2015 at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake. The event runs from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Tickets are $40 per person and are available by contacting Dawn Case at (585) 202-0105 or by email at [email protected]. A limited number (200) are available.The event is the primary annual fundraiser for ONYA – the Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls. ONYA is a philanthropic organization whose purpose is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for women and girls in Ontario and Yates counties. All monies raised by the event will be used to fund programs that provide support for victims of abuse, teen mothers, adolescent girls and families trapped in poverty. In Ontario county 21% of female head of households are living in poverty, in Yates county that number is 22%*.The event will feature an extensive display and sale of vintage, costume and fine designer jewelry. Those attending the luncheon can browse beforehand through hundreds of pieces – featuring designers such as Kenneth Jay Lane, Larry Vrba, Florenza, Juliana, and a host of others. For those who are not collectors of vintage there will be a large selection of more contemporary fare – Brighton, Trifari and Monet – along with many unsigned pieces that have been generously donated by local community members. New for 2015 is the addition of a select number of designer handbags, including one-of-a-kind pieces from designer Mary Frances.The Luncheon speaker will be Sue Butler, Co-Founder and Board Director of Butler/Till Media + Communication. Ms. Butler will speak about her journey in launching and growing Butler/Till from a one-person in-home business to a multi-million dollar marketing agency, and the lessons she learned along the way that may help empower other young women and girls to pursue their dreams.For further information about the event or ONYA please contact Anne Fayko at 585-394-2448 or via email at [email protected]; or visit ONYA-NY.org.*Source: Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley – Improving Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women and Girls Study 2014 Update

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