Monday, June 8, 2015 — The American Red Cross Club Red announces tickets are now on sale for Club Red’s, A Great Evening With Gatsby. This eighth annual gala will take place on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Catawba Island Club pavilion situated along the beautiful Lake Erie shore.
Guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative Roaring 20’s attire for this historically sold-out affair. The evening’s festivities will feature a seated gourmet dinner and décor to compliment this year’s theme.
Live and silent auctions will be available for attendees to bid on throughout the evening. Some early auction acquisitions include, a six month’s lease on a special Coppus Motors Mercedes; a private Wente Wine Tasting and five-course dinner for six at 1812 Food and Spirits. Guest may also bid on an original oil painting by Rick Dziak; a boat cruise with dinner for four on Rattlesnake Island; three different vacation trips; a Catawba Island Club golf package; and back by popular demand, a chopped dinner competition.
NOMS Healthcare is this year’s ‘F Scott Fitzgerald Circle’ title sponsor. Rolls Royce Enthusiast sponsors include Columbia Gas, Crown Battery, First Energy and Janotta & Herner.
Tickets are $110 and can be purchased by calling 419-734-1100. Proceeds from the event will provide critical services and lifesaving training for families and individuals in our community including disaster preparedness, disaster relief and recovery assistance, support for military members and their families and much more.
“I know that home fires affect more Americans than floods, hurricane and tornadoes combined,’ states gala chair Barbara Gravengaard. “Thanks to your support and dedication, the American Red Cross is there whenever emergencies strike. The Red Cross gives what fire takes – dignity. Funds raised through this year’s gala will help support the Home Fires Campaign goal to reduce the number of home fire related deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years.
Club Red, a ladies’ auxiliary, provides educational opportunities to further the services and programs of the Red Cross. The volunteer-led group is devoted to humanitarian services and compassion. Club Red is ‘a sisterhood with a cause.’