YMCA will host New Year?s Eve Gala
The YMCA of the Northwoods is holding “A Cause for Celebration” New Year’s Eve Gala Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The fundraiser Gala, presented by the YMCA Board of Directors, will include appetizers, drinks, a cash bar, DJ and dancing, and a Times Square Countdown at 11 p.m. Those attending can bid on deluxe auction items, such as a trip to Hawaii, jewelry and a family Disney vacation. The event is black tie optional, which sets a classic tone for the evening, but formal attire is “admired, not required.”
“The Y is pleased to hold such a unique New Year’s event for our community,” Laurie Schlitt, Interim CEO of the YMCA of the Northwoods, said. “We want to invite all in our area to come out and enjoy an elegant New Year’s Eve and celebrate the coming year at our beautiful facility.”
This is a party with a purpose. Tickets are $50 per person (which includes drink tickets) and all proceeds will benefit the YMCA of the Northwoods Annual Support Campaign, which provides Y scholarships for those in the Northwoods who would not otherwise have access to healthy programs and services.
For those attending there will be an array of auction items with big ticket items that include a trip to Hawaii, a trip to Disney, both donated by Scott and Wendy Henrichs, and beautiful hand crafted jewelry designed by Paul at Wickersham Jewelry.
Those not attending can still support the event by purchasing raffle tickets, for only $10 each or $25 for three, for a chance to win a $500 cash prize donated by Bill and Tracey Barnes.
For those who wish to shop for formal wear locally, Lund & Taylor Bridal Gallerie is offering to donate 10 percent of proceeds from items purchased for the gala to the YMCA of the Northwoods Annual Support Campaign. The event’s sponsors are Ministry Health Care and Wickersham Jewelry.
“We’d like to thank our title sponsors, Ministry Health Care and Wickersham Jewelry,” YMCA of the Northwoods Board of Directors President, Wendy M. Henrichs, DC, DICCP, said. “All money raised is kept within the community. Support your community by joining us this New Year’s Eve.”