Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women will host its annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at First Christian Church, located at 412 West Main Street in Richmond. This distinctive event will feature lunch, a decorated table auction, and a silent auction. There are 144 tickets available to the public for $30 per person.
Proceeds will benefit Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women, a residential substance abuse recovery program operated by Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, a local Community Action Agency committed to improving the community and promoting self-sufficiency.
This special event is an opportunity for the center to create awareness of the program while providing a social event for Madison County.
The luncheon will include savory food and sweet treats. During the luncheon a Program Graduate will speak to the group about her personal experience at Liberty Place.
This unique event will feature a decorated table auction, live auction and silent auction.
Rev. Kent Gilbert of Union Church in Berea will return for the third year to serve as the event auctioneer for the live and themed table auction, which will include gift packages sponsored by local businesses and community members.
Last year the PNC Bank “Fun for the entire family” table educational science and art toys/activities, tickets to a UK basketball game and a Visa Gift Card. The “ENJOY FOOD MORE” table sponsored by Ed & Jamie Worley included a FoodSaver V4440 and a variety of kitchen tools and accessories.
Other items auctioned last year included a Keurig coffee maker, Dyson vacuum, Bybee pottery, a Kindle Fire, GoPro, Fitbit, handmade tables, a rustic Christmas cabin dollhouse, girls toys, boys toys, numerous gift cards and gift certificates, a beachfront condo package, Churchill Weavers afghan, and several beautiful handmade quilts.
This year some of the live auction items include UK Basketball tickets, homemade quilts, electronics, and arts & crafts. Many of the table themes are unknown at this point but as they come in they will be promoted on the center’s Facebook page.
A portion of the proceeds will go into the residents’ events budget, which will allow them to attend special activities and training, such as AA conferences. The remaining money raised will support program operations.
This year’s luncheon will offer a way for people who do not attend the event to participate. They will open their silent auction to the public from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
There are a few table sponsorship’s still available ($500 each). Interested businesses, groups, or individuals should contact Gwen Holder at 625-0104, extension 1410.