Culver Boys & Girls Club auction June 15 offers host of items, entertainment

Have you ever wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby or receive flight instruction? How about staying in a house in Vermont or a condo in Colorado? For those wanting to stay close to home, Culver merchants have graciously donated use of their services and facilities.

These are among the items up for bid at the Culver Boys & Girls Club annual fundraiser, “Building Brighter Futures,” Friday, June 15 at the Lay Dining Facility on the Culver Academies campus from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The evening includes a silent auction with over 175 items, a delicious buffet dinner, and a premier live auction.

Other offerings include an Amish dinner for ten, a Culver dining package, Nappanee dinner/theatre tickets, kayak or golf packages, a day of baseball at Wrigley Field (or an afternoon of football at Notre Dame), performance by an Irish band at your next family reunion, a weekend in Chicago at the Wheeler Mansion, and Earthworks camperships for the younger person in the family.

The highlight of the event will be entertainment provided by “Quick Change,” the magical transformation act seen on television and at professional sporting events.

“We are setting our goals high and aiming to raise $50,000 from this year's event,” said event co-chair Carol Zeglis. “It's a huge challenge, but we know that our club's success depends on our ability to raise the funds.”

Corporate sponsors, as well as individuals, provide additional revenue used to maintain the Club's programs. The Culver Elementary School Sixth Graders have risen to the challenge and are the youngest sponsors this year, showing that they too value the Culver Boys and Girls Club. Everyone should follow their example and support the fundraiser by attending the event or making a generous donation.

The event is by reservation only, so to purchase tickets, mail a check for $65/person or $125/couple to Culver Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 44, Culver, IN 46511 or call Ginny Munroe at 574-252-6148 to make reservations. Be sure to include a phone number of e-mail address so that you will receive a confirmation.