‘A vacation to remember’

May 5th event to benefit St. Anthony Community Hospital and The Warwick Historical Society

From left to right: Debby Iurato and Mary Beth Schlichting, Warwick Merchants Guild heads, Stacy Wilson, benefit raffle co-chair, Jennifer Haesche, benefit merchants chair, and Joie Ogrodnick, benefit raffle co-chair, hold the in-store displays that merchants will feature as they sell $10 raffle tickets for " Afternoon to Remember" vacation prize of a trip to London and visit to Highclere Castle in Newbury, where the Masterpiece Theatre program 'Downton Abbey' is filmed.

From left to right: Debby Iurato and Mary Beth Schlichting, Warwick Merchants Guild heads, Stacy Wilson, benefit raffle co-chair, Jennifer Haesche, benefit merchants chair, and Joie Ogrodnick, benefit raffle co-chair, hold the in-store displays that merchants will feature as they sell $10 raffle tickets for ” Afternoon to Remember” vacation prize of a trip to London and visit to Highclere Castle in Newbury, where the Masterpiece Theatre program ‘Downton Abbey’ is filmed.

Inspired by the PBS television series, “Downton Abbey,” the Warwick Merchants Guild is offering a raffle prize of a trip to the United Kingdom to visit Highclere Castle, where the Masterpiece Series is film.The drawing will be held Sunday, May 5, during the “Afternoon to Remember” tent party. All proceeds will benefit St. Anthony Community Hospital and the Warwick Historical Society.

This four-day getaway includes round-trip airfare for two, three nights accommodations, ground transportation and admission to Highclere Castle.  Warwick Valley Travel is coordinating the details.

Raffle tickets are $10 and are available at the businesses of many Warwick merchants.

“An Afternoon to Remember” is a grand turn-of-the-century tea party with ladies and gentlemen strolling in hats and gloves, enjoying posh teatime delights at beautifully appointed tables with music from The Vivace String Quartet. Registration begins at noon at The A. W. Buckbee Center, followed by a grand tour of five of The Historical Society’s downtown museums, ending with a high tea on the lawn of Lewis Park.

Stop in to one of the many local businesses to buy raffle tickets. For more information, visit www.bschsf.org/warwick.

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