The Friends of Caldwell University plans to hold its annual Tricky Tray, A Festival of Flowers: The Prelude to Summer, 6 p.m. Thurs., June 16 at the Hanover Manor. Tickets are $50 and include snacks, a full dinner and one sheet of Tier One raffle tickets. All proceeds will benefit Caldwell University.
The event will feature four tiers of prizes. Raffle tickets for prizes in the Tier One, the Sunflower group, are $5 per sheet; Tier Two, the Rose group, are $10 per sheet; Tier Three, Hibiscus or Super groups, are $2 per ticket or $10 for six tickets; and the Tier Four, Orchid or Grand groups, are $5 per ticket or $10 for three tickets. Some of the Grand prizes include $600-worth of Park Hopper tickets to Walt Disney World, an American Girl of the Year; a Coach crossbody handbag; a Keurig Hot Classics Coffee package and men’s and ladies’ Yogi Berra Talking Watches.
Super prizes include two tickets to a 2016 New York Mets baseball game, complete with a player bobble head and Met’s signature towels; gift certificates to many local restaurants, upscale household items, children’s toys and games; and a basket of Callaway items for the golf course. Tier One and Two prizes include beautiful jewelry items, admission passes to local sites and museums, women’s and men’s apparel and children’s games and toys.
The students are making centerpieces for the event from The Essex Valley School in West Caldwell.
The Friends of Caldwell University is a 501-c-3 volunteer organization that was founded in 1949. The organization is made up of parents and friends who raise money for student scholarships and other needs of the University as they arise.
For reservations or to make a raffle prize donation, contact Jane Bestys 973-226-2885; Marguerite Kenney 973-618-3490; or Joseph Prestifilippo 973-226-7510.