The 2012 Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Auxiliary Auction will be held on Feb. 18. This year’s auction will feature thousands of dollars worth of auction items, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville. Last year’s auction raised more than $63,000 for the Noblesville Club.
“It’s a great social event,” said Becky Terry, Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville executive director. “It’s a great time to hang out with people.”
- When: Feb. 18, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Harbour Trees Golf & Beach Club, 333 Regents Park Lane, Noblesville.
- What: The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Auxiliary Auction includes live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvre buffet.
- Cost: $100 per person.
- Tickets: To reserve your tickets, contact Shannon Cannatella at email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
- Why: Funds raised from the event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville programs and youth.
Terry said the “free-flowing event” will include touching stories on the club’s impact and an update on where things are going – along with “really good food.”
“The live auction is hilarious and there are great things to bid on,” she said, adding two of this year’s auction items include a Corvette for the weekend, donated by Hare Chevrolet and an acrylic canvas painting, an original piece created by the children at the Boys & Girls Club.
Terry said a portion of this year’s funds will be used to renovate the kitchen. Other funds raised from the event are used to provide programs for the Boys & Girls Club youth, like the Meals to Members, Weekend Snack Pack, incentives and field trips, camp scholarships and leadership clubs that do programs in the community.
The event is hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary, which is heavily involved with the Boys & Girls Club. Terry said Auxiliary members volunteer every Monday and Thursday to serve an ever-increasing number of children hot dinners. The Auxiliary has continued the Weekend Snack Pack Program, where healthy snacks are sent home with 150 to 160 children to consume over the weekend.
“Before Christmas, the Auxiliary hosts an Up Top Shop. They collect gently-used items and provide them for a quarter apiece,” said Terry. “Then, they stay late and wrap all the items for kids. It’s a big hit.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville serves children ages 5-18, with more than 1,900 members annually. The Boys & Girls Club staff provides a positive impact on the lives of the more than 200 youth who use the club daily. Without the Club, many local youth would not have a safe and caring place to go after school. Membership is $40 a year, or $100 for a family of three or more. Membership applications can be found at the club, 1448 Conner St., or online at www.bgcni.org.
By Robert Herrington
Robert is the managing editor of Current in Noblesville.