If you attended last year’s event, you know what a great time it was. If you didn’t attend, you missed an evening of fun, fellowship and wonderful food. This year’s event is shaping up to be even better than last. Once again, we’re at the beautiful St. Mary’s Assumption Center on Belle Vista Avenue. It’s a perfect venue for the Raffle, with plenty of room to display the auction items, socialize, buy those ever-popular 50 / 50 tickets, and dance. Did I say dance? Yes, there’s a live band again this year, so make sure you wear your dancin’ shoes, because you sure won’t want to be a wallflower.
So, here’s the scoop. The Reverse Raffle will be held on Friday, May 15. The social hour begins at 6pm, with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and music provided by the Back Beat Band. Dinner begins at 7pm, with the Reverse Raffle at 8. The grand prize is $3,000, so make sure you get your tickets pronto. Oh, and did I mention Desserts by Debbie?
There will be a chance auction, a silent auction and a live auction, featuring Jeff Byce, auctioneer.
Tickets are $100 for a single ticket, $150 for a couple (one raffle ticket, two dinners) and $50 for dinner only.
Some really awesome gifts have been secured by the committee, and here’s a sneak peek:
- Original water color by Dwarf Dog Studios
- Italian basket from Rulli Brothers
- A gift card and bottle of wine from V2 Trattoria & Wine Bar
- OH WOW gift bag
- $25 gift card from Roberto’s Italian Ristorante
- Tour of the Tyler Center and Davis Building with dinner for 4, hosted by none other than our own Ron Faniro and Bill Lawson
- Invicta watch with seven, count ‘em, seven interchangeable watch bands
- WKBN gift basket
- Sheman Creative gift basket
- Food, food, food
Many more items are needed, however, and the committee is counting on ALL Rotarians to help. If each one of us is able to get at least two donations, there will be plenty of items for raffle-goers to bid on and buy. And the more we have, the more money we make to help those in our community who need it. After all, that’s really the point, isn’t it?
The committee is always looking for volunteers to help, and it’s not too late. You can call Samantha Turner or just show up at the next meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 5:30pm at 20 Federal Plaza, Suite 203.