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'TECHNOLOGY GALA' AIDS COMPUTERS FOR CHILDREN

Computers and technology equipment for people of all ages will be featured in auctions at the fourth annual "Technology Gala" to benefit Computers for Children Dec. 2 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The auctions also will include get-away trips, home decor items and entertainment packages.

Theron Howard, vice president of training for HSBC Bank USA, is chairman of the creative black-tie event, which begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails and bidding on silent auction items. Kent Keating, president of Kanoodle Inc., and Maureen Rasp-Glose, community and government affairs director for Verizon, are the gala leaders. Dinner will precede a live auction and concert by The Platters singing group.

Computers for Children programs are targeted at providing technology and computer training to underprivileged students. The organization has trained hundreds of students in software applications and hardware concepts to rebuild and upgrade computers. The refurbished computers are then donated to local needy schools.

Azerty Inc. is platinum sponsor of the gala. Tickets are $150 per person and $250 for couples. For information, call Lynsey Zimdahl at 823-7248.

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