Prepare to Toast the Night Away with the El Dorado Service League - Monday, November 04, 2013
Originally published in the El Dorado News-Times on Monday, November 4, 2013.
El Dorado Service League’s fall fundraiser, Toast the Night Away, will
be held from 7 p.m. until midnight on Nov. 16 at the El Dorado Golf and
"Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and one is up
for grabs at the Toast the Night Away fundraiser,” Christy Wheeler,
fundraiser chair, said.
"Murphy-Pitard Jewelers generously
donated a .52 carat, white, Antwerp diamond valued at $3,220 for one
lucky person to win during the Diamond Champagne Toast,” Wheeler said.
the Night Away will be the event of the fall season because it is
ultimately about raising money so that the El Dorado Service League can
continue to fund all of our programs benefiting Union County Children,”
For $50 per ticket, guests will enjoy an open bar
sponsored by El Dorado Chemical and dine on pork loin, chicken cordon
bleu and a variety of other hors d’oeuvres while listening to live music
by local cover band 32 Strikes.
"Each couple will also receive a
complimentary photograph taken by one of two professional
photographers, Joanna Benson or Melissa Laird,” Wheeler said.
participate in the Diamond Champagne Toast, guests can purchase a glass
of champagne at the event for an additional $20. One of those glasses
will hold the key to the diamond. The toast will occur at 9 p.m. during
"A diamond isn’t the only thing that guests could win.
The list of silent auction items grows by the day, thanks to the
generosity of local companies and community members,” Wheeler said.
for grabs are a variety of items, including an Android tablet, one
night’s stay at the Downtown Marriott in Little Rock with two tickets to
the Arkansas Razorback/Mississippi State game (row 29, main corner),
eight tickets to Disney World, Gucci sunglasses and more,” said Mellissa
Parnell, auction chair.
Other items to be auctioned at the event
include a round of golf for two at Mystic Creek, a summer membership to
the El Dorado Golf & Country Club, KitchenAid® five-quart stand
mixer in tangerine from Timmins Hardware, a two-night stay at a condo in
Hot Springs, Belotero treatment from Dr. Richard Pillsbury, a Pure
Bliss facial from Spa on Main, Razorback Rug from Storey’s Floor &
Carpet, gift certificates valued at $100 or more to area businesses,
advertising in Cloud 9, an autographed Razorback football, a bouncy
house rental from Hays Rental, one-hour Massage Envy massage, athletic
passes, a Coach clutch purse, beauty products from area salons, photo
packages from Dageaux’s Photography and Fringe Photography, decorative
leather trunk from Burbank Furniture, Polar Heart Monitor from Sports
Alley, lamp from Sydney Murphy designs, pendant light donated by Andrea
Brooks Interiors and much more.
All proceeds from this event are
used to fund ESL programs, which includes Start Smart, which ensures
that Union County children have the school supplies needed; buying
Christmas presents for more than 100 Salvation Army Christmas Angels and
purchasing food and clothing for children and families during times of
emergencies, such as a house fire, job layoff or other crisis, Wheeler
"Everything the El Dorado Service League does is to further
our mission to help the children of Union County,” Katie Owens, ESL
"By purchasing a ticket to Toast the Night Away,
you get to dress up, have a good time and help children in our
community. It’s a win for everyone.”
For more information on
Toast the Night Away, including how to purchase tickets, contact Wheeler
at (870) 814-6535 or Kris Madison at (870) 866-3590.