Children's Hospital at Strong's Auction Gala is a smashing success!

Winner of 2000 Volkswagen Jetta takes his prize home today

November 05, 1999

The Children's Hospital at Strong Auction Gala, held last Saturday at the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden, raised more than $200,000. More than 300 people attended the event, which raised about $50,000 more than last year.

The evening's activities included dinner and an auction. Guests bid on gift certificates, children's items, home accessories, restaurant certificates, spectacular vacation packages and much more.

Rick and Nancy Dorschel served as honorary chairs for the auction, which was organized by Wanda and Lee Edgcomb. A highlight of the auction was the drawing of the winning ticket for a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, donated by The Dorschel Automotive Group and Volkswagen of North America.

The winner was David Leary, of Merchants Road in Rochester. He will be picking up his Jetta at The Dorschel Automotive Group's Lexus dealership, 3817 W. Henrietta Road in Henrietta.

Leary is looking forward to retiring the keys to his current car, which is 13 years old.

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