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Silver Tea

The purpose of the Auxiliary is to promote the mission of Francis House and assist the administration of Francis House. You can become a member of the Auxiliary with your gift of $10. As a member, you receive invitations to Auxiliary activities including the Annual Silver Tea and the Annual Luncheon. As an Auxiliary member you are not required to attend meetings, but are encouraged to attend planned functions.

Although you are not required to participate in volunteer activities for the Auxiliary, you are welcomed to be a part of these rewarding experiences. From helping to sell House Pins at local events to helping with large mailings, every volunteer opportunity offers a chance to help Francis House and meet other Auxiliary members at the same time.

If you have any questions, please call Ellie Grooms, Membership Chair, 315-468-4997.

Silver Sunday…It’s Not Your Average Silver Tea

The Auxiliary of Francis House has hosted one of the most successful and long-standing silver tea events in our community. Over the past six months the Auxiliary Silver Tea Committee has discussed ways to update the Silver Tea and provide an opportunity for more of our Francis House friends to attend.

We are excited to announce some new changes for this year’s event beginning with a new name Silver Sunday and Open House.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 17th, from 2 to 4 pm. We are grateful for Dr. Robert and Mrs. Maria Dracker for hosting the event at their home at 7717 Summerwood Place in Liverpool.

The event will include a wine tasting provided by Owera Vineyards, owned by the Muserlian family, long-time Francis House supporters.

In honor of the Auxiliary’s 25th anniversary, a raffle will be held featuring a Stickley Harvey Ellis Rocker donated by L. & J.G. Stickley and silver jewelry donated by Diana Jewelers. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 and will go on sale in August. To purchase tickets, contact Holly Dowd at #315-727-6932.
Invitations will be mailed in August to Auxiliary members, however the public is invited. Donations graciously accepted at the door.

Auxiliary of Francis House Directors

Roxanne Kopecky, President

Kathleen Conway

Mary Currell

Patte DeSteffan

Lisa Dimiceli

Nancy Detor

Holly Dowd

Dawn Falge

Ellie Grooms

Catherine Haley

Barbara Houk

Mary Jane Lowery

Kristin Mancuso

Nancy Marsden

Cheryl Maxian

Betsy McLane

Carol Pietraszek

Louise Sessa

Francie Smith

Dorothy Wagner


Sister Kathleen Osbelt

Beth Lynn Hoey

Nancy Light