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Eighth YWCA Chair.ity Auction is April 13

Several luxury vacation packages and fine dining experiences are among the highlights of this year’s Eighth Biennial YWCA Chair.ity Auction to be held Friday, April 13 at Farrington Place, 416 W. Third St., to support its life-changing programs.

The auction preview and cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction starts promptly at 7 p.m.

Attendees can mingle around the different rooms to see the 20 live auction packages that range from high-quality furniture, vacations for the family, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

“This year’s Chair.ity we streamlined our packages to focus on experiences and items community members would find enticing,” Anna Thompson, Director of Communications and Development, told Webb Weekly. “We have adventures that showcase the unique opportunities in Williamsport and exceptional vacations to beaches and lakes out of state.”

Highlights in the live portion of the auction are vacations to Marco Island, Hilton Head Island, and Cayuga Lake as well as the unique experiences such as a personal driver in New York City and a multi-course dinner at Morrone’s Café and Lounge.

There will be a silent auction going on during the cocktail hour, and winners will be announced that night.
Some of the items are jewelry, glassware, unique dining experiences, and a variety of tasteful chairs.

“The silent auction has a wide range of items that will attract a multitude of interests and tastes,” Thompson said.

“The event is an opportunity to strengthen the YWCA’s critical programs, Liberty House and Wise Options, said Dawn Linn, YWCA CEO. “Both programs house and help individuals in Lycoming County who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness.”

Linn continued, “I appreciate the donors who will come out for this fun-filled evening. I hope they come away knowing that their generosity helps individuals and families move out of crisis and towards a better tomorrow.”

All donations provide a safe haven for victims of violent crimes and a place where clients can turn over a new leaf. All of the women, children, and men who enter the YWCA are given a chance to make positive changes in their lives with the guidance of supportive staff members.

The organization’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The kind donations the YWCA hopes to receive at Chair.ity will help further its goals to make a difference for everyone in Lycoming County.

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