The Soirée Goes West
March 5, 2016
The Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
5:30 pm on the dot. There's going to be a lot to see and do and you won't want to miss a minute of it!
The attire for The Soirée Goes West is formal western. For the ladies, go ahead and break out the formal gown but “westernize” it with your boots, a jean jacket, or even a cowboy hat. For the guys, brush of that tux or suit but maybe clip on a bolo tie instead of the typical neck wear.
The Soirée has always hosted an elegant gala in order to fund the mission of the Partnership for Children. In addition to the usual Dinner, Dancing, UNC-Duke Game, and Silent Auction this year you can expect even more funand exciting ways to take part in the Fundraising Benefit Auction with these new games as well as a live auction!
Blue Line Bidding
Do you like winning? Do you like playing games? Do you like bidding at silent auctions? Now you can win at Blue Line Bidding while bidding at the silent auction! On each silent auction bid sheet is a Blue Line. If you place your bid on the Blue Line, you are entered! Every blue line bidder has the chance to win the prize; even if you are out bid you are STILL entered! That is right, you don’t have to win the bid on the silent auction item to be entered – you just have to be the blue line bidder! When the silent auction closes, you will be entered in the drawing.
Yellow Line Bidding
Do you HATE haggling? Have you found that PERFECT PACKAGE in the silent auction? Now you have bid and you have to wait to see if you are outbid – the stress is AWFUL!! Well, you DON’T HAVE TO WAIT to see if you have won at silent auctions anymore – and you can be entered in a great drawing! Now you can BUY EARLY AND WIN at Yellow Line Bidding! On the bottom of each silent auction bid sheet is a Yellow Guaranteed Purchase Line. If you place your bid on the Yellow Line, the item is yours– the silent auction is over for that package – it is yours - AND you are entered to win a Yellow Line Bidding drawing! Every yellow line bidder has the chance to win the prize! When the package is sold, you will be entered in the drawing! Now, just say NO TO HAGGLING then BID, BUY and be ENTERED to win!!
Want to increase your odds of winning at one of our games? Then the Raffle Rodeo is for you! Check out the [number of prizes] fabulous prizes in the Raffle Rodeo. For one low price you get the chance to win all of them or increase your chances to win one by putting all your eggs in one basket! The best part is, you get one free ticket in your registration packet! Simply place your ticket in the container in front of your favorite prize. Winners will be chosen after the live auction. Want to increase your odds? Buy more tickets! How many tickets do you get? As many as you can stretch between your hands – or borrow a friend with longer arms! Either way, your odds increase with each stretch – Good Luck!
Heads and Tails
Ready for have some fun? Heads and Tails puts the FUN in FUNdraiser!! To play, buy a necklace for $15 from a volunteer. Necklaces will be sold at the registration booth and on the ballroom floor. During the event, we will ask all those wearing necklaces to stand up and put their hands on their heads or on their bottoms (“tails”). A coin flip decides who keeps playing and who sits down. The game continues until only one person is left standing!