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Lifestyles

Annual Black and White Ball scheduled for Feb. 22 at Celebrations 150

UTICA — The Starved Rock Regional Center for Therapy and Child Development will host the 11th annual Black and White Ball on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Celebrations 150 in Utica.

The goal is to raise $50,000 and 100 percent of proceeds will remain local and help children by giving them the opportunity to live, learn and play to their maximum potential.

Around 200 guests are expected to attend this popular annual event which includes dinner by Chef Charlie and dessert by The Ottawa Bakery, dancing, raffles, a complimentary martini bar, photos by Annette Barr, a live auction by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers, live music by violinist and fiddlerocker Casey McGrath and music by DJ Toni Bianchi with WCMY.

With a nostalgic tie back to the telethons of old, Master of Ceremonies Kathy Missel and Jay LeSeure will also be introducing the 2020 ambassador family and presenting the 2020 SRRC video showcasing little ambassador, Genaro Neumann.

Tickets are still available and can be ordered online at charityauction.bid/blackandwhiteball2020 or by stopping by 1013 Adams St. in Ottawa.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kirkman at 815-434-0857 or email her at jenniferk@starvedrockcenter.org.

SRRC is a nonprofit agency that serves more than 500 children per year. Services include a free Austism Resource Center, occupational, speech and developmental therapy to children throughout the Starved Rock area; a child care center for children with and without special needs located in Ottawa, and toddler classes in Ottawa.

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