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Batavia Mothers' Club plans bunco party, tallies charitable giving

A bunco charity event will support the work of the Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation.
A bunco charity event will support the work of the Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation.

BATAVIA – Rolling dice for a good cause, the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation’s fourth annual bunco charity fundraiser will take place Feb. 3 at the Batavia Moose Lodge.

This year’s theme is “I Love the ’80s – Totally Rad Bunco,” according to a news release. Guests are free to dress the part of the era of big hair and acid-washed jeans.

There will be a raffle, silent auction, heads or tails game and other activities at the lodge, 1535 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.

All participants must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Tickets cost $30 per person or $100 for a table of four if ordered in advance; tickets cost $35 at the door if available, but space is limited, the release stated. The venue will open at 6:30 p.m. and the dice will roll at 7:15 p.m. A selection of appetizers, snacks and desserts will be offered, with a cash bar available.

BMCF thanks donors and sponsors, including the platinum sponsors, A.R. Bohr Roofing and Apollo Development and Investment. All money raised from club events goes directly back to the community through schools or local organizations that focus on helping children and families, the release stated.

For information, to support the event or to register, visit bataviamothersclub.org/events/bunco-charity-event or contact bunco@bataviamothersclub.org or 630-282-3153.

Fundraising update

The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation raised more than $15,000 for local charities at its 32nd annual Autumn Craft and Vendor Show at Batavia High School, the release stated. More than 700 shoppers attended the show, featuring more than 100 crafters and vendors, a bake sale, raffle, the new Community Pumpkin Patch and lunch served by McAlister’s Deli and Bernie’s Bully Dogs.

BMCF expressed gratitude to participants in the Community Pumpkin Patch, in which charities from across the Fox Valley carved or decorated pumpkins, the release stated. Visitors used their spare change to vote for their favorite pumpkin. All of the money raised through voting went directly to the group that designed the pumpkin, the release stated. Lazarus House won the friendly contest, followed by CHIP IN Batavia and Valley Sheltered Workshop.

And for its recent Winter Coat and Clothing Drive, the club collected more than 360 new or gently used coats and winter clothing. All the coats and accessories were donated to the Batavia Clothes Closet to support those in need in the community, the release stated.

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