VERO BEACH — Building on the incredible success of our 20th Anniversary Gala last year, it was decided to invite everyone to enjoy an elegant winter extravaganza at The Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Snow Ball to be held at Oak Harbor Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

On arrival, guests will traverse a glittering ice forest into the lobby of Oak Harbor where they will enjoy cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres as they peruse the five fabulous raffle items up for chance. Our Snow Princesses, Cindy Goetz and Liz Mayo will also be on hand to offer our special “ICE” raffle prize donated by John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry, a pair of diamond and gold earrings.

After the cocktail reception, dinner will be held in a glittering winter wonderland setting. During the evening, an exciting announcement will be made.

Throughout the evening and after dinner, the popular Ladies of Soul will entertain and have people dancing the night away with their high energy sound. Seat reservations are $150 per person. Peggy Gibbs, Director of Philanthropy, may be reached at (772) 794-1005 for arrangement for table pricing. Reservations may be purchased on our website, on the event page or by calling Peggy Gibbs. Tickets for the five raffle prizes may also be purchased online excluding the “ICE” prize which is only available at the event.

The Gifford Youth Achievement Center would like to thank their premiere event Platinum Partners, Bernard Egan Foundation and Mrs. Trudie Rainone; Gold Partners PNC Bank, Proctor Construction Company and the George E. Warren Corp as well as many other generous individual and corporate level sponsors.

More Information on Raffle Prizes:
Grand prize will be the Mikimoto “Classic Elegance Pendant”. A $3,720 value “Vero Staycation” will be raffled that will offer a week at the beach in Summerplace, along with a gift basket from ABC Fine Wine & Spirit, gift cards and more.

A “New York Getaway” will be raffled with two round trip tickets and $50 gift certificate from Frugal Framer.

Another prize will be “Golf Dine & Shop” that will offer Sandridge Golf Club, Indian River Club, Oak Harbor Club, Vero Beach Country Club and passes to Big Shots Golf, as well as gift cards to TooJay’s, Mr. Manatee’s,Kemps Shoe Salon, Zeran Jewelers and more.

Additionally, a “Night on the Town” will be a prize that gives the winner a one-night stay at the Costa d’Este Beach Resort, a $100 gift card to the Ocean Grill, four tickets to “My Fair Lady” at Riverside Theatre, and more.

Last, the special “ICE” raffle will be a lovely pair of diamond “ICE” earrings have been donated by John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry that are only going to be available at the event. Be sure to look for them at the Snow Ball. The earrings are 14 K Yellow gold ball stud earrings and diamond earring jackets with 5 round brilliant .03 carat diamonds in each earring.

About the Gifford Youth Achievement Center:
All proceeds will go towards the Gifford Youth Achievement Center educational programs. The Gifford Youth Achievement Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 4785 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32967. More than an After-School Program, GYAC offers adults, seniors and students from Kindergarten to 12th Grade educational, social and athletic classes and programs.

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