CLINTON — The Vault Community Center has officially secured the 802 N. Side Square location, in Clinton. The nonprofit group has raised over $185,000 toward itsgoal 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.
Organizers report they still “have a long way to go and still need a lot of continued community support. The next big fundraiser will be a dinner-auction with auctioneer, Lance Schmid donating his expertise to the project.
The dinner-auction will be held at the Wapella Community Center, in Wapella, on June 17, with a pulled pork dinner and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. and live auction beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets that must be purchased in advance (call or text 309-212-7332) are $7, and all 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 more.
The Vault is a 501(c)3 organization that will be a teen center center where students can have a fun, hang out with their friends, and also receive 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]