The 2019 Annual YMCA Auction
The 31st Annual YMCA Auction, “Hats Off to the Y” has been scheduled for Friday, November 8th at the Pillars Event Center in Taylorville. The Christian County YMCA is also proud to announce Bob & Jan Febus as Chairpersons of the 2019 YMCA Auction.
Bob and Jan have been positively impacted by YMCA involvement for the majority of their lives. Bob’s first job after college graduation was as a Program Director at a YMCA in St. Louis. Both had great experiences learning to swim at their local Y as children and offered their daughters the same opportunity by taking them to the Springfield Y for swim lessons. As a family they were excited to have a YMCA built in Taylorville so others in the community could have the same opportunities that they’ve been afforded. Bob says “I consider the Y to be one of our community’s greatest assets; it’s not common for a community our size to have such a wonderful facility with programs and services for all ages”. Bob was a member of the YMCA board of directors from 2012 – 2018; serving as board president in 2017. As a retired teacher, Jan says “both of our children have special memories from participating in YMCA day camp and teen programs that played important roles in their development.” The Febuses are honored to serve as this year’s chairpersons and encourage everyone to come out for an enjoyable evening in support of this organization that’s so important to our community.
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the YMCA Auction; invitations will be mailed to past attendees on September 30th and an invitation will be in the newspaper the week of October 7th. Reservations for this important event are encouraged by October 30th with seating available for up to eight individuals per table. Admission is $75 per person; formal attire recommended. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with silent auctions opening and an array of complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne and beverages. A welcome from the Auction Chairpersons will start at 7:00 pm, followed by a catered dinner 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 2018, the YMCA provided $101,914 in direct assistance to 614 children and families in Christian County. The YMCA thanks the community for their continued support and hopes to see you there.