The Villages, Indiana’s largest private human services organization touching the lives of some 1,400 Hoosier foster children and families each day, announces the details of its CHAIRish the Children fundraising event today. The 2013 event will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. for the first time in its history at the Lucas Estate Sports Pavilion in Carmel with over 40 local artists participating in efforts to raise funds for Hoosier foster children and families.
About CHAIRish and the artists
Now in its 6th year, CHAIRish invites local artists and art students to give their time and talent back to The Villages by selecting and painting unfinished chairs that are silent auctioned during the event with proceeds benefiting The Villages children and famlies. Non-event goers have an opportunity to bid on chairs via an online system starting Friday, Nov. 1 to Thursday, Nov. 7 via online bidding with proxy bids continuing through the event.
This year’s artists represent Marion and surrounding counties cities and towns: Indianapolis, Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Cloverdale, Fishers and Zionsville. Each artist custom designs and paints their chair. Artist themes range from sports chairs (Indiana University, Purdue University, Butler University, Pacers and Colts), outdoor themes (Adirondack chairs/benches) and children’s chairs (super heros and florals). (See attached photos.)
The event also includes a silent auction with items to date including: two Southwest airline tickets, various overnight stays at Indiana attractions (Story Inn and Artists Colony), tickets to sports events (Colts and Pacers games) and tickets to area music and theatre performances. Silent auction donations will continue to be accepted.
What: CHAIRish the Children
Date: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Lucas Estate Sports Pavilion, 1143 116th Street, Carmel, Indiana 46032
Cost: $60 each or two for $100, includes appetizers and two cocktails/drinks
Tickets can be reserved by calling 1.800.874.6880 or online.
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