CLINTON – The Vault Community Center officially secured it’s 802 N. Side Square location yesterday in Clinton. They have raised over $185,000 toward their goal of $291,000 (with donated, skilled labor) or $444,000 (without donated, skilled labor) which has been enough to purchase the site and get started on the renovation process. They have a long way to go and still need a lot of continued community support. The next big fundraiser will be the live dinner-auction with professional auctioneer, Lance Schmid donating his expertise to this good cause.
The dinner-auction will be located at the Wapella Community Center in Wapella, IL on June 17th with pulled pork dinner and silent auction beginning at 5:00 and live auction beginning at 6:00. Tickets that must be purchased in advance (call or text 309-212-7332) are only $7.00 and all of the proceeds from the dinner and auction items will go to renovating the teen center. Over 60 items worth thousands of dollars have been donated including the following: over $600 Disney World park passes, Shedd’s Aquarium tickets, Cardinals tickets, autographed Cubs photo, Little Galilee overnight experience for 7, YMCA memberships, Peoria Chiefs tickets, Holiday World passes, horse riding lessons, plane rides, aerial farm photo, family boating & water sports experience, yoga classes, movie passes, wedding cakes, house cleaning, CHS sports passes, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, yoga classes, Ginny’s famous peanut butter bars, Usborne, custom fire ring, wooden Adirondack chairs, origami, and so much!
The Vault is a 501(c)3 organization that will be a teen center center where students can have a fun and positive place to hang out with their friends, but also where they can be encouraged to reach their full potential through a variety of opportunities and services. It will also function as a community center while teens are in school or it is closed to teens. For more information, see the Facebook page @thevaultclinton or email Michelle Witzke at [email protected]