Seaside Rotary holds Ghoulish Gala

SEASIDE — The Seaside Rotary Club and Foundation annual dinner and auction is being held at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Ghoulish Gala,” and the event also features games, a pie throwing contest, and entertainment from an improv comedy troupe, “Upfront Theater,” founded by Ryan Stiles from “Whose Line is it, Anyway.”

The gala is the single largest fundraiser of the year for the foundation, and allows it to assist in serving the needs of the local community with scholarships and international youth exchanges for high school students, upgrading the Broadway Park field lights, sponsorship of the all night “alcohol-free and safe” Seaside High School Grad Night Party, the Wishing Tree program and supporting the needs of local seniors. Worldwide, the foundations helps provide water and sanitation in remote villages in third world countries, and for the eradication of polio.

A key component of the event is the many live auction packages that can be bid on, including an Alaska Cruise, Arizona vacation, weekend ski retreat, North Carolina vacation getaway, and dozens of silent auction items donated by area businesses.

Tickets are still available. The cost is $65 per person and $650 for a table of 10. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. For questions, contact Raven Brown at raven@pacific.edu or 503-298-9104 or Stewart Martin at stewmartin2@gmail.com or 503-440-1852. Tickets can also be purchased via the “Seaside Rotary Auction 2016” Facebook page.

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