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Soroptimist International of Willimantic
Presents our Major Fundraiser of the year

Proceeds Benefit Local Programs that
Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cocktails and Dinner with Carving Stations

7:00pm - 11:00pm
Enjoy dancing to the music of Shaded Soul

Cash Bar ~ Silent Auction
Donation $50 per person

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Caren 860.878.0172   Maryann 860.617.1703

Empowering women and girls to live their dreams!

To download our ball flyer, please click here.

Tickets are now available online:

Do you have an item you'd like to donate to the ball?
Would you like to be a Ball Sponsor?
Please contact

Questions or to RSVP... Email us at

To purchase tickets, send check to Soroptimist Willimantic,
PO Box 485, Mansfield Center, CT 06250 by February 25th.

Charity Ball Co-Chairs:
Maryann Gorgone & Caren Osborne

Live Your Dream Sponsors:
Christine Andersen & Friends
Lester E. Foster and Phyllis M. Foster Foundation
Willimantic Waste Paper Company

Gold Sponsors:
Charter Communications
The Chronicle
Home Selling Team
Lebanon Life
Storrs Automotive
WILI Radio
Willimantic Elks Lodge #1311
Windham Hospital Foundation

Silver Sponsors:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Joan and William Goba
Maryann Gorgone & Keith Rice
Lydia Harris
Lebanon Green Vineyards
Memory Lane Photo Solutions
Joan and Steve Merritt
Craig and Karen Nass 
Chris Palewicz Painting
Lisa & Bill Rose
Barbara & Chuck Straub
Szafarek Dental

Joseph, Karen & Chuck Wayland
Windham Region Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Sponsors:
A Touch of Caring Massage
Berkshire Bank
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Joyce Burdick
Design Center East LLC

Edible Arrangements
Elm Package Store
Russell and Deborah Heinrich
Michelle Jacobik
Mitlitsky Eggs LLC
The Law Office of Jerome Paun
Potter's Oil Service, Inc.
Renee Prescott DJ Soul
Prides Corner Farms
Colin and Loretta Rice
Michael and Carol Rice
Tracy and Scot Scala

Special Recognition
A Special Thank You to
Elks Lodge 1311
Exhalted Ruler, Don Meakem, Jr.
The Elks Member Kitchen Team ~ Don Bajger, Steve Merritt, Donna Wallace & Fred Pogmore. Thank you Ann King, Bunny Lescoe and our servers from ECSU. A very special thank you to all our amazing Soroptimist members, partners and sponsors who helped make our Ball a huge success!

Silent Auction Items:
(in no particular order)


Item: Donor:
Two private and one group dance lesson sat any of 9 Arthur Murray Dance Studios in CT Arthur Murray Dance Studio Glastonbury
Museum quality portraits Bradford Portrait Studio
Celebration Basket Elm Package Store
Artist Basket, Deluxe Artist kit, sketch pads, Pencils, Journal, Mug, Tea Joan & Steve Merritt
Dinner at Home Basket--Electric chopper, cookbook, knife, 6 linen napkins, tablecloth, wine and 6 glasses and more Joan & Steve Merritt
Margarita Basket Maryann Gorgone & Craig Nass
Martini basket Joan & Steve Merritt
Painting of an average size room Chris Palewicz
Painting of an average size room Chris Palewicz
Five Lebanon Green Wines, glasses, wine key, tablecloth and napkins Lebanon Green Vineyards
Mansfield Community Center 3 month membership Mansfield Community Center
Watercolor print Ray Bellware
Gift Certificate Fenton River Grill
Gift Certificate Willington Pizza House
Gift Certificate Raspberry Knoll Farm
Basket of Products Dawn's Designs
Gift Basket Willimantic Food Co-op
Gift Certificates Subway
Gift Basket including Carpet and Chair Cleaning ServiceMaster
Massage and essential oils A Touch of Caring Massage
Two Red Sox tickets to a weekend game. Date to be determined section 25 Colin & Loretta Rice
Tea for Two Basket Deb Leavens
2 Pizzas, Craft Beer, Hosmer Mt soda and games Dimitri's Pizza
Gift Basket with Gift Certificate for 3 months of Unlimited Jazzerciae Jazzercise of North Windham
5 Hours of Professional Organizing Joan Merritt
Luxury English Picnic Basket Karen and Craig Nass
Wining and Dining Basket Karen Nass and Deb Leavens
Picnic at the Vineyard with wine tasting for 6 Lebanon Green Vineyards and Chef Adam Szafarek
Soup Basket Maryann Gorgone
Freshwater Pearls Maryann Gorgone
Gift certificate for an 8x8 custom photo book with up to 50 photos Memory Lane Photo Solutions
Garden Basket Over Andover
DJ service, within 30 miles of Willimantic, must be used by 3/2021 Renee Prescott DJ Soul
One Month Unlimited Yoga Yoga On North


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