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Gala of Taste raises nearly $50,000 for Mercy House

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Mercy House’s 5th annual Gala of Taste was held to help raise money for its organization.

Around 450 were present at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Center for the event.

Regional wineries and breweries were there to provide tastings.

Through silent and live auctions, raffles, and other donations, approximately $50,000 was raised.

The money will be going to funding Mercy House of the Southern Tier’s operations.

“We thank all of our supporters and sponsors and donors,” says Mercy House executive director Linda Cerra. “So this will go a long way to help us operate Mercy House and carry out our mission.”

Mercy House is a non-denominational community care shelter for the terminally ill.

It also received $2,500 in donations from O.L. Davis Fire Company earlier this week.

David Caya

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