EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The 2018 United Way Witches Ball is set for Friday, October 12th, 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 provided by Complete Weddings & Events.
Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required. There will be a Halloween Costume Contest with awards given to “Best Individual” and “Best Group”.
Tickets are $60 each or VIP tables can be purchased by calling the United Way office at (217) 342-3824.
Items included in this year’s silent and live auction include:
- Yadier Molina framed and autographed jersey
- Javier Baez framed and autographed jersey
- Tickets to the St Louis Blues game with luxury seats on the ice to include unlimited food and drinks
- St Louis Cardinals “Cardinals Club” all inclusive green seat tickets to include food, drinks and parking
- 100th PGA Championship Bellerive Country Club print signed by artist with daily admission tickets
- 2006 World Series champagne bottle signed by Adam Wainwright
- autographed baseball signed by Adam Wainwright
- Willie McGee framed and autographed photo
- Santa’s Express St Louis Christmas train ride & hotel package
- Daytona Beach condo getaway
- Presidential Suite at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge getaway
- Southern Illinois cabin getaway
- Lake of the Ozarks getaway
- Hermann Hills getaway
- Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St Louis getaway
- Cher, Elton John & Carrie Underwood concert tickets
- Brazilian barbecue dinner
- private wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres package
- Lakeside Table cooking class
- wine tour, appetizers & drinks package
- 6 course tasting in private wine room
- Illini basketball luxury suite all-inclusive tickets
- Illini football tickets
- theatre tickets to include Aladdin, Anastasia, A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Effingham Performance Center tickets
- Gallagher tickets
- adult and kids party packages
- spa packages
- golf packages
- Boos butcher block
- electronic dart board
- helicopter ride
- Santa home visit
- party bus rental
- float boat rental
- weekend tractor and attachment rental
- gas grill
- personalized landscape boulder
- restaurant and gift certificates and many other great items.
There will also be Apple Bobbing.
Individuals can purchase an apple for $10 each, 3 for $25 or 7 for $50 for your chance to win prizes.
A limited number of apples will be sold.
If you would like to purchase an “apple” please call the United Way office at 342-3824.
Need not be present to win!
You can also purchase a Witches Pick ticket for $20 each or 6 for $100 for your chance to win your choice of a live auction item.
The only exclusions include St Louis Blues and Cardinals Club all-inclusive tickets.
Proceeds from the event benefit 24 local partner agencies; Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid-Illinois – Effingham County, Boy Scouts of America – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Crisis Nursey of Effingham County, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, 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!