Tonawanda News

December 20, 2013

Snowflake Ball planned for February

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Plans are under way for a fundraiser held by Mayor Rob Ortt and his wife, Meghan, for each of the last three years. 

The Snowflake Ball has raised $20,000 over that time for charities made up of local non-profits and community organizations in North Tonawanda. 

Proceeds from this year’s ball, planned for Feb. 1, will go to the Twin Cities Community Outreach, more commonly referred to as TCCO. 

Ortt said the fundraiser will “have a direct, positive impact on North Tonawanda” and for an organization that “encompasses three critical not-for-profits that assist NT families.” 

TCCO works as an umbrella organization focused on human-service groups, including North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, the Inter-Church Food Pantry and the Clothes Closet, all located in one facility on Ridge Road. It is financially supported through residents in the community, and receives no backing from governmental sources, according to Ortt.  

“The funds raised at the fourth annual Snowflake Ball will help further support all of the programs which benefit the residents of the Twin Cities,” said Greg Lureman, president of TCCO said. “We look forward to seeing the support from as many people as possible on this enjoyable evening.”

The event, which includes food, music and cocktails, will cost $75 per couple or $40 for a per individuals. Checks can be made payable to “Twin Cities Community Outreach” or “TCCO” and mailed to: Mrs. Meghan C. Ortt, 1494 D’Angelo Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

“I know that our community will once again turn out for a fun evening and support a great organization like the TCCO,” said Ortt.