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'Got Green?' Event Raises $40,000 for Neediest Residents

Trish Rooney, the director of the Lakewood Community Services Center, said she had hoped to raise more than $40,000 for Lakewood neediest residents. More than 270 attended and help the organization reach the lofty goal.

If the goal of the Got Green? fundraiser was to have fun and raise money for the , mission accomplished.

On both fronts.

Trish Rooney, the director of the Lakewood Community Services Center, said she had hoped to raise more than $40,000 for Lakewood neediest residents.

The proceeds will benefit LCSC's client programs and services. The organization is providing emergency food and homeless prevention assistance to more than 9,000 Lakewood residents “who need us more than ever before.”

With this year's raffle — which included contributions from dozens of Lakewood and local business — the event exceeded the goal.

"This gets bigger every year, and the crowd gets younger," said Rooney. 

More than 270 people attended the third-annual Got Green? fundraiser.

This year, celebrity chef 
Steve Schimoler, of the award-winning Crop Bar and Bistro, served up the gourmet food.

"the food was phenominal," said Ken Lipka, a social worker at LCSC.

The fundraiser also featured an evening full of live music. 

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