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Soroptimist International of Willimantic
Presents our Major Fundraiser of the year

Soroptimist Red Carpet Event
Proceeds Benefit Local Programs that
Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT

Cocktails and Bountiful Hors d'oeuvres
Including Carving Stations 6:00 7:00

Enjoy dancing to the music of Rewind
7:00 11:00

Cash Bar ~ Silent Auction
Donation $50 per person

Donation $50 per person

Walt Jedziniak Photography will be our official photographer at the ball.
He will be set-up for formal photos and will be donating 10% of his sales to Soroptimist!

Bronze Sponsor $150 ~ 2 tickets with program & website listing
Silver Sponsor $300 ~ 4 tickets with program & website listing
Gold Sponsor $500 ~ 6 tickets with program & website listing
Platinum Sponsor $1,000 ~ table of 8 with program & website listing

Experience the Ball in true Red Carpet Style: Check the $25 Limo Raffle box on the RSVP to enter to win a stretch limo ride to and from the Ball from a residence within 25 miles of Willimantic for you and 6 guests.

Ally 860.230.6631     Maryann 860.617.1703

Empowering women and girls to live their dreams!

To download our ball flyer,, please click here. Please note that this invitation is in PDF format.

Here is your invitation to be a donor to our ball.
Do you have an item you'd like to donate to the ball? Please use our Auction Item Donation Form.

Questions? Email us at

Charity Ball Co-Chairs:
Ally Lalumiere & Maryann Gorgone

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our Charity Ball Sponsors ~

Platinum Sponsors:
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Christine Andersen & Friends
Lester E. Foster and Phyllis M. Foster Foundation
Kamco Supply Corporation of New England

Gold Sponsors:
Charter Communications
The Chronicle
Elm Package Store
Sarah and Richard Geikie
Home Selling Team
Lebanon Life
Kris Palewicz Painting
Storrs Automotive
Szafarek Dental
Stefan & Bernice Szafarek
WILI Radio

Willimantic Elks Lodge #1311
Windham Hospital

Silver Sponsors:
Edible Arrangements
Joan and William Goba
Maryann Gorgone & Keith Rice
Gulemo Printers
Walt Jedziniak Photography

Lebanon Green Vineyards
Memory Lane Photo Solutions
Joan and Steve Merritt
Prides Corner Farms

Adam Szafarek
Windham Region Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Sponsors:
A Cupcake for Later
Sue Barrett
Joe & Annalyn Bauer
Barbara Bilek
Joyce Burdick
Casey Chiropractic
Concept Craftsman
Gates Auto Group
Lydia Harris
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson
Uwe and Helen Koehn
Eric and Ally Lalumiere
Landon's Tire
Mansfield Community Center
Eileen Ossen
Michael Pallein CPA
Northeast Painters
Pampered Porcupine Acupuncture
Potter's Oil Service, Inc.
Bill and Lisa Rose
Savings Institute Bank & Trust
 Chuck & Barbara Straub
Techliner Computer Services
Christine and Robert Warner
The Windham Club

Arborview Dental Care      Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home         Blondie's Diner
 Delia Berlin and David Corsini       Kim & Bud Bona/Meyers      Mr. & Mrs. Emery Braswell
       Cafemantic       Christy Calkins       Ann Davis       Tom & Pam Devivo
       Donald & Donna Doucette      David & Kathy Dunnett       
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
   Foxy Fast Lube       Sylvia Griffin and Valdis Vinkels        Vickie Hadge            
   Pam & Bob Horrocks        Peter & Chris Houle      Sharon & Lenny Incandella
Kaye & Scott Johnson      Stasiu & Jola Kalinka       Kevin Kenzenkovic  
Ladd's Garden Center      Marie & Robert Langworthy
Ellen and James Macauley       Lynne and Walter McPhee        Diane & Ray Michaud
      Mohegan Sun        Craig & Karen Nass      Over andOver
    Beth Peterson        Laura Potvin      Raspberry Knoll Farm
Carol & Michael Rice        Scot & Tracy Scala  
    SI Greater Providence
         Barbara & Harold Teller       Lee Terry      Jim & Carole Williamson
Willimantic Food Co-op      
Willington Pizza House
The Windham Club      Windham Theatre Guild      Aija and Steve Zeidenbergs

Special Recognition
A Special Thank You to
Elks Lodge 1311
Exhalted Ruler, Rich Dancoss
The Elks Member Kitchen Team ~ Don Bajger, Steve Merritt and Donna Wallace
Thank you Ann King, Dawn Pepin, Kelly Grogran and our servers from ECSU
and to all our amazing Soroptimist members and sponsors who helped make our Ball a huge success!

Silent Auction Items:

Donor: Item:
Arthur Murray Dance Studio Two Dance Lessons for Two ~ Value $250.
Sue Barrett Hand made afghan and two 30 minute gift certificates to Touch of Caring Massage ~ $140 Value
Sue Barrett Two 30 minute gift certificates to Touch of Caring Massage & a one-size fits all Egyptian Cotton Bath Robe ~ $110 Value
Blondie's Diner $25 Gift Certificate
Bradford Renaissance Portraits 16x20 Portrait ~ $5,000 Value
Bradford Renaissance Portraits 11 x14 Portrait ~ $3,000 Value
Cafemantic $50 Gift Certificate
ChiroMark 3 Corporate Seats to Hartford Yard Goats with prepaid parking. Tickets are in the "Yard Goat Club" lounge area. Best seats in Dunkin' Donuts Park! ~ $375 Value
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Essex Steam Train & Riverboat passes ~
2 Adult & 2 Children ~ $100 Value
Foxy Fast Lube 2 Gift Certificates
Sarah Geikie Total Gym XLS ~ $1,100 Value
Brian Gonkie Cutting Board ~ $200 Value
Vickie Hadge Wine Basket
High Spirits Liquor Store Wine Basket ~ $95 Value
Home Selling Team Gift Certificate for Overnight Stay for two people at Norwich Inn & Spa
Walt Jedziniak Photography Gift Certificate
Ladd's Garden Center Gardening is for the Birds Gift Basket ~ $75 Value
Lebanon Green Vineyards Wine tasting for 4 plus picnic goodies & Four Lebanon Green Wines ~ $175 Value
Mansfield Community Center Three Month Individual Membership
Joan & Steve Merritt After Dinner Basket with Kahlua, Brandy, Cordial Glasses & Mugs, Candles ~ $75 Value
Joan & Steve Merritt Vodka Tasting Basket with Vodka & Glasses ~ $75 Value
Joan & Steve Merritt Kitchen Basket ~ $80 Value
Mohegan Sun Gift Certificate for Dinner for Two at Season's Buffet ~ $50 Value
Caren Osborne -
Memory Lane Photo Solutions
Archival safe photo storage box and gift certificate for photo organizing ~ $375 Value
Northeast Painters Painting of a small bathroom ~ $350 Value
Over andOver Gift Basket
Kris Palewicz Painting Painting of an average size room ~
$400 Value
Pampered Porcupine Acupuncture Evaluation & Consultation & 2 books (Skinny Genes & Paris Doesn't Fit in my Suitcase) ~ $200 Value
Rajean's Gifts and Collectables Antique African Antelope Statue ~ $100 Value
Raspberry Knoll Farm $100 CSA Gift Certificate
Sandy Somolis White Ceramic Statue ~ $50 Value
Soroptimist Members Hot Chocolate Basket ~ $75 Value
Adam Szafarek In Home Executive Chef for 6 people. Winner must provide ingredients ~ $450 Value
Stefan and Bernice Szafarek Harmony Hill Dinner ~ $600 Value
Techliner Computer Services $200 Gift Certificate
Willimantic Food Co-op Gift Basket ~ $50 Value
Willington Pizza House $50 Gift Certificate
The Windham Club One Round of Golf for up to four people ~ $160 Value
Windham Theatre Guild $40 Gift Certificate
Wings & Pies Gift Certificate

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