The 2018 United Way Witches Ball will be held on Friday, October 12th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham.

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The 2018 United Way Witches Ball will be held on Friday, October 12th at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham.


The evening will start with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, live auctions at 8pm, and music from Complete Weddings&Events.

Encourage Halloween costumes, but it is not required. There will be a Halloween costume competition, awards awarded to “Best Individual” and “Best Group”.

Tickets are $60 each, or you can purchase a VIP table by calling the United Airlines office at 217-342-3824.

Items included in this year’s Silent and Live Auction include Yadier Molina’s frame and autographed jersey, Javier Baez’s framed and autographed jersey, all-inclusive front glass seats on ice, and St. Louis Bruce’s home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Including unlimited food and beverages, the St. Louis Cardinals “The Cardinals Club” all-inclusive green seat ticket, including food, drinks and parking, the 100th PGA Championship Bellerive Country Club print signed by the artist, daily ticket, 2006 World Champagne bottle signed by Adam Wainwright, autographed baseball signed by Adam Wainwright, Willie McGee framed and autographed photos, Polar Express St. Louis Christmas Train and Hotel Package, Daytona Beach Condo Resort, Presidential Suite at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge Resort, Southern Illinois Cabin Resort, Lake Ozarks Resort, Hermann Hills Resort, Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis Resort, Cher, Elton John and Carrie Underwood Concert Tickets, Brazilian BBQ Dinner, Private Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, lakeside table cooking classes, wine tours, appetizers and beverages set menu, private wine room with six-course tasting, Illini basketball luxury suite all-inclusive tickets, Illini football tickets, theatre tickets including “Aladdin”, “A Nastasia”, “Christmas Carol”, “How Grinch steals Christmas”, Effingham Performance Center Tickets, Gallagher Tickets, Adult and Kids Party Packages, Jewelry, Spa Packages, Golf Packages, Boos Butcher Blocks , electronic dart board, helicopter ride, Santa home visit, party bus rental, pontoon rental, weekend tractor and accessory rental, gas BBQ, personalized landscape boulders, restaurant and gift certificates and many other great projects.

Apple will also waver. Individuals can buy an apple for $10 each, three for an apple for $25, or seven for a prize for $50. A limited number of apples will be sold. If you would like to purchase “Apple”, please call the United Road Office at 217-342-3824. No need to win.

You can also purchase a Witches Pick ticket for $20 each, or buy six tickets for $100 to get a chance to win a real-time auction of your choice. The only exceptions are the all-inclusive tickets for St. Louis Blues and Cardinals Club.

The benefits of the event benefited 24 local partner institutions: the Altamont After School Program, the Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, the Big Brother Big Sister in Central Illinois – Effingham County, the Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trail Committee, Catholic Charity, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Eastern Central Children’s Advocacy Center, Effingham County Crisis Kindergarten, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County Human Services, Effingham County Search and Rescue, Christ Fellowship Fellowship, Southern Illinois Girl Scout, Hartland Human Service, CEFS Wheel Dining, Effingham County NAMI (National Mental Diseases Alliance), One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Effingham County Senior Services, STAR (Strategic Training and Recovery), SWAN (now Blocking Female Abuse) and Module 40 Mentoring Program.

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