The 2015 United Way Witches Ball is set for Saturday, October 17, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham.
The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm, a live auction at 8:00pm, and music from 9:00pm to Midnight provided by DJ Crispy.
Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased by calling the United Way office at (217) 342-3824. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required.
Items included in this year’s silent and live auction include: Medinah Country Club Golfing package, Yadier Molina autographed chest protector, Matt Carpenter autographed High Sock, Anthony Rizzo autographed All Star baseball, Workman Sports Complex family membership, Wyndham Resort vacation, Chicago getaway, Southern Illinois cabin getaway, Lake of the Ozarks getaway, Conrad Indianapolis getaway, private wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres package, wine tour, dinner & drinks package, 4K Ultra HD TV, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy comedy tickets, Polar Express St Louis Christmas train ride, dinner and hotel package, Illini football tickets, Illini basketball tickets, St Louis Cardinals tickets, St Louis Rams vs. Chicago Bears tickets, Wicked theatre tickets, Matilda theatre tickets, adult and kids party packages, jewelry, spa packages, sports, theatre and concert tickets, golf packages, Boos butcher block, electronic dart board, Santa home visit, deer hunting items, weekend tractor and attachment rental, Disney theme park tickets, personalized landscape boulder, restaurant and gift certificates and many other great items.
Proceeds from the event benefit 22 local partner agencies; 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, Heartland Human Services, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Effingham County, 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.
Join in on the fun and help our community LIVE United. RSVP today to (217) 342-3824.