United Way Director Catherine Woldridge shares information on the upcoming event Chocolate, Wine and More Affair.
1. What is this event?
This is the 26th Annual Chocolate, Wine and More Affair hosted by our area not for profits agencies that receive funding from United Way. We hope to see you there and GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!
2. What will the highlights of this event be?
This event will have wonderful silent auction items furnished by each agency as well as a live auction with Rick Reimer as our auctioneer! We will have a fabulous raffle compiled by the United Way Board. Twelve area restaurants will be bringing their best appetizers or desserts for each to sample. Hammett House has been with us every year since the beginning as well as the Pink House. Other local vendors are J Farley's, Charlie's Chicken, El Maquey, El Charro, The Elks, Front Porch Bakery, Claremore Senior Center, First United Methodist Church, Wild Flour Bakery, and Boomarang Diner.
There will be a cash bar and the event will be held October 7th at the Claremore Elks Lodge from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
3. What not for profit organizations are involved this year?
The larger agencies rotate hosting this event every few years and all proceeds go directly to United Way. This year the Claremore Senior Citizens Center is taking the lead with committee members from Meals on Wheels, Safenet Services, The Manger, Rogers County Adult Daycare, Senior Companions and also Drive Chair Wendy Woody, with Claremore Expo & Tourism.
4. If people are unable to attend, can they still get involved? How so?
Agencies are requesting assistance from the community for more sponsorships. You can sponsor your favorite agency's basket for $250 and have your name/logo displayed on their basket as well as in social media promotions. Just contact them directly or our office stating which basket you want to sponsor and make the check payable to United Way.
5. Where can people buy tickets?
Guests pay $12 per ticket (or $15 at the door) for entry and 5 taste tickets. Bancfirst is our Crème Brulee sponsor and tickets are on sale at all Bancfirst locations in the Claremore Area as well as from our partner agencies.