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United Way Witches Ball

posted: September 27th, 2017

United Way Witches Ball

Pictured L to R: First Row – Peggy Valenti, Rachel Miller, Ann Beckman

 2nd Row – Linda Hemmen, Patty Greene, Roy Shelley, Marty Watson, Larry O’Dell and Ross Richardson

United Way Witches Ball

The 2017 United Way Witches Ball is set for Friday, October 6th, 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 and can be purchased by calling the United Way office at (217) 342-3824.

Items included in this year’s silent and live auction include: Stephen Curry framed and autographed jersey, tickets to the St Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks in luxury seats on the ice to include unlimited drinks and food, St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild in luxury seats on the ice to include unlimited drinks and food, St Louis Cardinals “Cardinals Club” all inclusive green seat tickets to include food, drinks and parking, Tribute to St Louis Cardinals Managers to include autographed bats by Whitey Herzog and Tony LaRussa, and autographed baseballs by Mike Matheney and Red Schoendienst, Yadier Molina autographed cleat, Yadier Molina autographed golden glove, Santa’s Express St Louis Christmas train ride & hotel package, Daytona Beach condo getaway, Presidential Suite at Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL getaway, Southern Illinois cabin getaway, Lake of the Ozarks getaway, Hermann Hills getaway, Conrad Indianapolis getaway, Shania Twain concert tickets, Brazilian barbecue dinner, private wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres package, wine tour, dinner & drinks package, Illini basketball luxury suite all-inclusive tickets, Illini football tickets, St Louis Cardinals tickets, Fox Theatre tickets to include Jerry Seinfeld, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, and School of Rock, Easton Corbin concert tickets to include meet & greet, Scotty McCreery concert tickets, Effingham Performance Center tickets, adult and kids party packages, jewelry, spa packages, golf packages, Boos butcher block, electronic dart board, Yeti cooler, helicopter ride, Santa home visit, party bus rental, float boat rental, weekend tractor and attachment rental, Disney theme park tickets, 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.  Total prize values close to $3,000.  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 vs. Blackhawks, and Cardinals Club all-inclusive tickets.

Proceeds from the event benefit 25 local partner agencies; Andrew Gobczynski Big Heat Foundation, 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 Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Effingham Child Development Center, Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, 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!