Prescott, Arizona: For the eleventh consecutive year, The Friends of Jersey Lilly Saloon are preparing to kick off the Courthouse Christmas Lighting Fund campaign for this season. Last year’s effort raised over $42,000 with 100% of all proceeds going to the lighting fund. This year the Friends of Jersey Lilly are again working in conjunction with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce who organizes the seasonal event, along with the Prescott Downtown Partnership.
The annual kick-off live auction is one of Prescott’s more exciting affairs. The Friends of Jersey Lilly Saloon are hoping we can rely on your support by donating an item(s) for the live auction, the silent auction and/or the purchase of a donor bulb. Your support does make a difference which you will see on December 1st during the Courthouse Lighting ceremony.
This year’s kick-off party and auction is on Thursday, November 1st, from 5 PM to 8 PM. We’ll start off with a silent auction, complimentary buffet once again provided by Gary Denny and El Charro Restaurant, and viewing of the live auction items. This is followed by the exciting live auction. Please join us for a fun-filled evening of bidding on unique items donated by your fellow members of the business community.
The donation of artwork by local artists for the annual raffle contributes substantially to the fund. This year’s raffle will be for the bronze “Stock Holders Meeting” (#1 of 50) sculpted and donated by Bradford J. Williams, valued at $4500. This is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Williams has donated a beautiful bronze to be raffled. Visit his website at www.bradfordjwilliams.com.
Personalized donor bulbs and tickets for the raffle are available through the Jersey Lilly Saloon and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Personalized donor bulbs start at $10. Personalized donor bulbs which include raffle tickets are as follows: $25 = 1 ticket, $50 = 3 tickets, $100 = 7 tickets, $200 =15 tickets, $300 = 20 tickets, $400 = 30 tickets, $500 + up = 50 tickets.
The raffle drawing will be held on December 1st immediately following the Courthouse Lighting ceremony at the Jersey Lilly Saloon. The winner does not need to be present to win. The personalized bulbs that decorate the back bar throughout the holiday season represent the generous spirit of our community in support of this annual tradition.
For more information, please contact the Prescott Chamber of Commerce at 928-445-2000.