The 2017 Y Auction
The 29th Annual YMCA Auction, “Once Upon a Time…” was Friday, November 10th, 2017 at the Pillars Event Center in Taylorville. For the third year, the planning committee is excited to offer FREE child care with a meal at the YMCA exclusively for auction attendees. The Christian County YMCA is also proud to announce Jason & Val Lilly and Jeff & Mindy Robinson as Co-Chairpersons of the 2017 YMCA Auction.
The Robinson family has been active members, program participants, and supporters of the YMCA for several years. Having three children of varying ages; they’re active in youth sports, fitness classes, aquatic programs and are frequent users of both the Wellness Center and Family Aquatic Center. While growing up, the Y was a second home for Jeff with his father, Jon, serving as the organizations Executive Director from 1983 – 2005. “We are proud and honored to provide leadership to the Y Auction and to support a great community asset that benefits people of all ages”, said Jeff Robinson. The Robinson’s hope you will join them in attending the 29th Annual YMCA Auction on November 10th or consider supporting the event through a sponsorship or donation.
The Lilly family has been a proud supporter of the Y for almost 20 years at their business, Lilly Signs, LLC. Every year they partner with the Y to make projects affordable, many times donating the service or product completely. They are now starting their family and their 4 year old daughter will soon be able to play in the Y sports leagues, just as Jason did growing up. Val has also benefited, in the past, from the local Y by using the pool for physical therapy. She was in need of water rehab and did not have to travel out of town to do so. “We’re proud to support a Christian organization that our young family will benefit from for many years to come”, said Val Lilly.
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the YMCA Auction; invitations will be mailed to past attendees on October 2nd and an invitation will be in the newspaper the week of October 9th. Reservations for this important event are encouraged by November 1st with seating available for up to eight individuals per table.
Admission is $75 per person; formal attire recommended. Free child care will be available at the YMCA from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for children 6 months and older. A meal and snacks will be served and swimming will be available; reserve your spot(s) soon because this fills up fast! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with silent auctions opening and an array of complimentary hour d’oeuvres, champagne and beverages. A catered dinner is served at 7:00 p.m., followed by a welcome from the Auction Chairpersons and live auction led by Lance Walker of Memphis, Tennessee. An open bar and refreshments are available throughout the evening. Sponsorship and gift donation opportunities are available for both businesses and individuals.
The Christian County YMCA Auction is a fundraising event with proceeds going to offset operating expenses, subsidize pricing of membership and program fees and provide financial assistance for those who qualify. In 2016, the YMCA provided $99, 441 in direct assistance to 614 children and families in Christian County. For more information, contact the YMCA at 287-7271.
Inside Our Y Auction
Pictures of Our Sponsors, Donors, and Supporters