From:                              Cindy Brown []

Sent:                               Friday, May 14, 2010 10:51 AM


Subject:                          "Magic and Mistloe" press release

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Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.

N E W S   R E L E A S E

(724) 437-6050



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Contact: Cindy Ekas-Brown

May 4, 2010                                                    PR/Outreach Specialist                                                                                             (724) 437-6050, extension 4276


FCCAA to hold ‘Magic and Mistletoe’ fund-raiser


Fayette County Community Action Agency Inc. (FCCAA) invites everyone to save the date of Dec. 4 for the “Magic and Mistletoe” fund-raiser at the Fayette County Courthouse.


The Fayette County Board of Commissioners approved the use of the Courthouse for this special event at last week’s meeting.


“Magic and Mistletoe” was first held at the Courthouse in 2008 as a fund-raising event for FCCAA.


Teresa Furnier of FCCAA’s planning department said the agency was unable to plan the event in 2009 because of the state’s budget impasse.


“We’re hoping that there is no budget crisis this year, and we’re able to organize this worthwhile event,” Furnier said. “President Judge Gerald R. Solomon already gave his approval for us to have this event. The other judges gave us approval to use their courtrooms. We will have access to the Courthouse on that weekend, so the courtrooms can be decorated for the event.”


Courtrooms and the first two floors of the Courthouse will be decorated by local businesses or organizations. Local restaurants will provide light refreshments. Carriage rides and other entertaining activities are currently being planned.


“This was a wonderful event two years ago,” said Fayette County Commission Chairman Vince Zapotosky. “The courtrooms were beautifully decorated, and everyone really enjoyed it. If you attend this event and don’t get into the spirit of Christmas, you never will.”


All proceeds from this evening of holiday festivities will benefit local families through a variety of Community Action programs.


Businesses or organizations interested in participating in this holiday event are asked to call Furnier at 724-437-6050, extension 4230, or Kate Thompson of the FCCAA’s planning department at 724-437-6050, extension 4245.