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20th Annual Auction and Party for the Neighborhood Center

Dust off your pin stripes, pumps and fedora's and come join us! The Neighborhood Center's 20th annual auction and party, to be held June 5th, 2014, will welcome Jack and Bonnie Garner as Honorary Chairs. Jack is an author and long-time film and music critic for the Democrat and Chronicle. Since Film Noir of the 1940's is Jack's favorite era of films, the Center adopted this theme for the upcoming party, which is expected to gather more than 400 guests.

"I'm very excited for this event, and pleased to chair it on behalf of the Center," said Jack. "Film Noir is typified by The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, The Big Sleep, The Third Man, Double Indemnity, and many others, plus great modern neo-Noir films like Chinatown and LA Confidential. This unique film style uses shadows and stark visual contrast to frame a world of mystery and betrayal, of hoodlums, tough coppers, private dicks, molls and hookers. In this world, women are often strong and conniving femme fatales, men are sometimes patsies, victims or anti-heroes. Among other things, it's the world of Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck."

Continued Jack, "Bonnie and I support St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center because it provides comprehensive health care, counseling, adult education and social work to individuals and families who lack insurance or other means. We love the FUN ways the charity raises money. Hopefully, our event will add to the organization's reputation for entertaining ways to raise funds."

It all happens June 5th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Temple B'rith Kodesh on Elmwood Avenue. $40 per person includes wine and beer tasting, hearty grazing stations, desserts, silent and live auctions, music and more. Sponsors to date include Dave Guadagnino and Mary Beauchamp; Monroe Plan for Medical Care, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP, MVP Health Care and Rochester General Health System. All proceeds will benefit the Center's programs in primary health care, dental care and mental health counseling for the uninsured and under-insured. To sponsor the event, register or learn more information, call (585) 325-5260.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive health care, counseling, adult education and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance. Established in 1993 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Center is committed to raising the health status and quality of life of individuals and families.

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