Contact info : 800-999-5191, info@carrollfrc.com

Our 11th Annual Fall Affair
November 10, 2016 from 6pm – 11pm

Hosted by the Carroll Country Club
20069 Olympic Avenue | Carroll, Iowa 51401

Hors d’oeuvres & spirits provided by: HyVee and HyVee Wine & Spirits
Cash Bar: $2.00 for beer; $3.00 for wine; $3.00 for mixed drinks
50% donated back to the Family Resource Center

Live and Silent Auction Items

Music provided by: All Springs Attached

Tickets: $40 and are available at the Family Resource Center Office
Call 712-792-6440 with any questions.

Giving is par for the course! If you would like to make a cash donation, please send check to Family Resource Center, 502 W. 7th St. Carroll, IA 51401.

 

The Story:

Family Resource Center’s (FRC) Annual Fall Affair Fundraiser began 12 years and was the creative concept of Anne Collison, former FRC Board Member.  The event is usually held on the First Thursday of November each year.

The goal of the Annual Fall Affair is to raise money to help buy supplies for the Client Needs Closet, match grants and help run FRC’s programs.  FRC’s Board of Directors volunteer their time each year to sell tickets, solicit prizes, and help with the actual function itself.  One the day of the Fall Affair, Board Members also help set up the venue and take it down when the night is over.

On the evening of the event, hundreds of FRC’s community partners attend to help raise funds by bidding on live and silent auction items, giving monetary donations, in addition to purchasing tickets and buying drinks, with half the cost of the drinks going to FRC.  Many local businesses donate food and beverages, and “All Strings Attached” provides background music each year.

As part of an additional FRC program, local friends and neighbors also take names off trees set up throughout the venue featuring slips of paper with items that local individuals and families want or need for Christmas.  The paper slips, void of names, include people’s genders, ages and items that they are requesting.  This program, which FRC has christened the “Adopt a Family” program, brings in gifts for children and adults who otherwise would not be able to afford Christmas gifts for their families.