Jack Dempsey presents a $500 donation to Karen Seggi of the
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania was the beneficiary of a $500 donation from the Message in a Bottle fundraiser sponsored by Celebration Jewelers by Dempsey & Baxter.
What began simply as an idea to give back to the local community by owner, Sherri Dempsey, at the 2013 Wine on the Lake event, culminated in a month-long fundraising effort.
“We chose to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank because poverty and hunger is of particular concern in the area,” Sherri said. “No child should ever wonder where their next meal is coming from.”
The fundraiser, which guaranteed a winner with each donation, used a wine bottle theme to correlate with Wine on the Lake. Participants chose a bottle, won the prize listed on their “message,” and were entered in the grand drawing for a 2.27ct citrine sterling silver and 18k yellow pendant and necklace.
Sherri T., the winner of Message in a Bottle, proudly displays her beautiful citrine necklace.
The winner, Sherri T. of Erie, was drawn on May 1. When she picked up her prize, Sherri was all smiles, stating that she felt “so lucky to win this beautiful necklace – I love Dempsey & Baxter!”