Bring in the New Year in your pjs and purchase a New Year's Eve Home Party Pack from the Charity League of Paducah raising funds for Easterseals West Kentucky
The Charity League of Paducah will bring in the New Year COVID-19 style. The spread of the coronavirus is hampering the ability for local charitable organizations to raise money for nonprofits and the Charity League of Paducah is no different. Each year, the League plans a New Year’s Eve bash that raises money for Easterseals West Kentucky. Last year, they raised approximately $25,000.
This year, the party will be celebrated in the comfort of one's home compliments of the Charity League of Paducah and several local sponsors. The transformation from eveningwear to pjs will ‘party on’ with a New Year’s Eve Home Party Pack.
Local sponsors like Wagner Wine & Spirits will be the Champagne Toast Sponsor. They’ll be responsible for ‘poppin’ the cork on the bubbly spirits while participants bring in the year at home. Another local company, Chambers Roofing Company will contribute to the New Year’s Eve Party Packs. I don’t believe a new roof is one of the party favors, however, there will be other goodies contributed by the local company.
The cancelation of Snowball 2020 was decided sometime around the first of November. With that difficult decision, ideas to replace the highly-successful annual party were in the works. Thankfully, the alternative plan came together quickly.
The Easterseals of West Kentucky is the primary non-profit beneficiary of the fundraiser and the need is great. The mission of the nonprofit is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults of all abilities promoting personal development, independence, inclusion, and equality.
There will be three different party packs sold and filled with New Year’s Eve supplies like champagne, flutes, snacks, sweets, party hands and more.
First is the Banterra Bank VIP “Bank on New Beginnings” party pack for $250. Second is the Paducah Bank ‘Happy WOWYear’ party pack for $150. Third is the Chambers Roofing ‘Raise the Roof’ party pack for $100.
The history of the Charity League of Paducah began in 1928 when a group of six women wanted to raise $150 to purchase a couch and chair for the Friendly Home for Children. From that meeting, the first ‘Snowball was thrown’. The same group of women held four Snowballs and in 1932, the Charity League of Paducah was established.
Their first project was the Lending Library located in Rudy’s Department Store nicknamed, “The Macy’s of Paducah”. The 1937 flood claimed the beautiful, exquisite store and the Lending Library project moved to the Charity League House. Other fundraisers were created throughout the years and in 1952, a variety show ‘the follies’ raised money and donated funds to the construction of the West Kentucky Easter Seals Center. If you would like to read more about the history of the Charity League of Paducah, follow this link: https://paducahcharityleague.com/history/
Paducah is fortunate to have a group of dedicated women raising money for those in need. To purchase a party pack or make a monetary donation, contact Hillary Landry, Charity League President at charityleagueofpaducah@ gmail.com. All orders must be placed by December 4.