Chelsea Community Hospital will once again host the 26th Annual Fall Dinner Auction benefiting St. Louis Center on Saturday November 2, 2013. This annual fundraiser, which helps to support the children and adults with developmental disabilities who call St. Louis Center their home, will have a special Italian theme this year called “An Evening in Italy” in honor of the Servants of Charity priests who run the program. According to longtime Chairwoman Kathi Neuman, “After celebrating our Silver Anniversary partnership with Chelsea Hospital last year, we thought it would be fun to celebrate the Italian culture this year, so people will hopefully feel like they’re walking into a Tuscan Villa when they arrive. Since this event sells-out every year, hopefully our supporters will get their tickets early in 2013.”
Tickets for this event are $150 a couple, or $100 a person, and after October 15th the couples discount drops and tickets are $100 per person. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with music, hors d’oeuvres, a wine bar, and a silent auction. An Italian dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m., and Auctioneer Joseph Merkel III will begin a live auction at 8:15 p.m. The auction will include a trip to Italy, fine jewelry from La Jolla, art from the River Gallery, hand-made quilts, tickets to the Purple Rose theatre and sporting events, sports memorabilia, and gift certificates to popular area restaurants and premier golf courses throughout Michigan.
For more information about St. Louis Center and to view many of these auction items, please visit the website at www.stlouiscenter.org. For tickets, contact Cindy Lesser at the Center at 734-475-8430. St. Louis Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.