Galaween Ball Auction Prizes

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Published on October 7 2013 7:31 pm
Last Updated on October 7 2013 7:31 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(FIRST ROW--PATTY GREENE, LINDA JANSEN, SARAH LEONARD...SECOND ROW--ROSS RICHARDSON, LINDA HEMMEN, JOE FEARDAY, JUSTIN ROLEY, PEGGY VALENTI, ANN BECKMAN)

The 2013 United Way Galaween Ball is set for Saturday, October 19, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm, a live auction at 8 pm, and music from 9 pm to Midnight provided by Complete Music DJ Service.

This year’s theme is “Halloween”.  Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased by calling the United Way office at (217) 342-3824.

Items included in this year’s silent and live auction include:  autographed Bob Gibson & Mike Ditka jersey, autographed Ozzie Smith picture, “Red” Schoendienst autographed baseball, St. Louis Rams James Laurinaitis autographed football, Al Hrabosky autographed photo, Wyndham Resort vacation, Gulf Shores condo getaway, Hermann Hill Vineyard getaway, Indianapolis Conrad getaway, private wine tasking and hors d’oeuvres package, adult and kids party packages, jewelry, spa packages, sports, theatre and concert tickets, golf packages, electric fireplace, Boos butcher block, ipad, electronic dart board, Santa home visit, basketball court stenciling, American Girl doll, deer stand, deer trail camera, Disney theme park tickets, personalized landscape boulder, restaurant and gift certificates and many other items.

Proceeds from the event benefit 21 local partner agencies: American Red Cross – Effingham Disaster Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid-Illinois – Effingham County, Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts of America - Lincoln Trails Council, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Effingham County, Catholic Charities, CEFS Golden Circle Nutrition Program, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training & Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

RSVP today to (217) 342-3824.