Claremore Daily Progress

June 22, 2014

‘Chair-y’ special fund-raiser

Tom Fink
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE —

Rogers County Volunteers for Youth wants you to take a seat — for a good cause — at the first annual Chair-ity Auction.
“This (auction) will be the first fund-raiser of its kind we’ve ever hosted,” said Mendy Stone, Rogers County Volunteers for Youth. “For the event, various individuals, groups, and businesses have decorated one-of-a-kind chairs, tables, benches, etc., all of which will be auctioned off, the proceeds going to benefit Volunteers for Youth.”
In addition to the auction, the evening will include food, live music, and line dancing. 
“We encourage event attendees to enjoy some barbecue, learn to line dance, and boot scoot to live music, provided by Claremore High School student Blake Lillard,” she said. 
Rogers County Volunteers for Youth’s inaugural Chair-ity Auction will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Claremore Community Center.
Tickets are $15 or 2 for $25, ticket price including the barbecue dinner, live country music, and line dance lessons.
For more information about the Rogers County Volunteers for Youth Chair-ity Auction, call (918) 343-2530 or visit them online at www.volunteersforyouth.com/events/712-2/
Rogers County Volunteers for Youth is an agency supported by the Rogers County United Way.
About Volunteers for Youth:
Volunteers for Youth’s mission is to positively impact the lives of our youth with an overall vision that Rogers County youth succeed. These programs build confidence, character, and competence in our young people.  
Currently, Volunteers for Youth offers five programs: PAL, BLAST, StepUp, DFC Project and U-Turn Academy. 
The PAL program is a school-based mentoring program that matches a student who could benefit from pairing with a caring adult mentor at school. 
There is also now an e-PAL program, where the mentor emails with a student weekly, and visits at school for an hour a month. BLAST is an after school program where 6th, 7th and 8th graders can get help with homework and have fun after school.