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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 2, 2019

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 Shaded Soul Band
7:00 11:00

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.

Do you have an item you'd like to donate to the ball? Please contact Joan Merritt.

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

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our Charity Ball Sponsors ~

Platinum Sponsors:
Christine Andersen & Friends
Lester E. Foster and Phyllis M. Foster Foundation

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

Silver Sponsors:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Edible Arrangements
Memory Lane Photo Solutions
Joan and Steve Merritt
Kris Palewicz Painting
Maryann Gorgone & Keith Rice
Barbara & Chuck Straub

Windham Region Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Sponsors:
A Touch of Caring Massage
Bacharach Law Firm
Joyce Burdick
Casey Chiropractic
Elm Package Store

Alexandra Ferris and Adam Szafarek

Joan and William Goba

Green Valley Tree Services LLC
Lydia Harris
Lebanon Green Vineyards
Robin Lovell
Mitlitsky Eggs LLC
Walt Jedziniak Photography

Colin and Lorretta Rice
 Bill and Lisa Rose
Savings Institute Bank & Trust
The Windham Club

Special Recognition
A Special Thank You to
Renee Prescott and Shaded Soul Band
The Charity Ball Committee
Elks Lodge 1311
Exhalted Ruler, Michelle Drouin
The Elks Member Kitchen Team ~ Don Bajger, Dean Kraska, Steve Merritt and Donna Wallace
Thank you Ann King 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:


Arthur Murray dance lessons

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Glastonbury

Bacharach Law Firm Legal Services

Bacharach Law Firm

Beer tasting Basket

Elm Package

Bradford Portrait Studio Photography Session

Bradford Portrait Studio

Bradford Portrait Studio Photography Session

Bradford Portrait Studio

Coffee & Tea Basket

St. Joseph Living Center

Color Your World Basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Comfy Basket

Sue Barrett

Cook Dinner at Home Basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Disney Basket


Dog Lane Cafe & Vanilla Bean Cafe gift certificates

Vanilla Bean


Dog Lane Cafe

Essex Steam Train tickets

Essex Steam Train

Fenton River Grill and High Stylz Salon gift certificates

Fenton River Grill


High Stylz Salon

fibi & clo bracelet and ring

Sherri Zummo

5 hours of Organizing a Room

Joan Merritt

Gourmet Gift Basket

Savings Institute

Green Valley Tree Services gift certificate

Green Valley Tree LLC

Juniper Hill Farms CSA gift certificate

Juniper Hill Farms

Lebanon Green Vineyards Wine Basket

Lebanon Green Vineyard

Let's Get Cooking Basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Mansfield Community Center membership

Mansfield Community Center

Margarita Basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Martini basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Painting of an average size room

Kris Palewicz

Painting of an average size room

Kris Palewicz

Photo Organizing

Memory Lane Photo Solutions

Photographic Print - Blooming Blossoms

Lisa Jablonski

Photographic Print - Seaside Retreat

Lisa Jablonski

Raspberry Knoll Farms gift certificate

Joyce Burdick

Red Sox tickets

Colin Rice

Romance Basket

Michelle Berting Brett

Sailboat watercolor print

Ray Bellware

Signature Massage

Michelles Massage

Sketch of your home or pet from a photograph


Spring cleaning basket

Joan and Steve Merritt

Time to Relax Basket

Sue Barrett

Touch of Caring Massage Basket

Sue Barrett

UCONN Men's basketball tickets

Keith Rice and Maryann Gorgone

Walt Jedziniak Photography Gift Certificate

Walt Jedziniak

Willington Pizza Gift Certificate

Willington Pizza House

Sadler's Ordinary Gift Certificate

Sadler's Ordinary

Private Dance Lessons for 2 couples with appetizers and wine

Alexandra Ferris and Adam Szafarek


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