Friday, August 14, 2009

United Way raising funds with Erin Bode performance, auction of tickets to Jazz at the Bistro

Singer Erin Bode (pictured) will be the featured entertainment at a charity event benefiting the United Way to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29 at Chandler Hill Vineyards, 596 Defiance Road in Defiance, MO (about 15 minutes west of Chesterfield.)

"Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz" will kick off the fall campaign for the United Way's Tri-County Division, which serves St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. In addition to music from Bode and her band, the event will feature wine and chocolate tastings and hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple and can be purchased online at or by calling 636-939-3300. All tickets must be purchased in advance. and only 300 tickets will be sold. (United Way also will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items from attendees at the event.)

On a related note, the United Way is selling a package of four tickets to Jazz at the Bistro as part of its annual online auction, which this year runs through August 20. The four tickets have an "estimated market value" of $160, and can be used for any performance between now and May 31, 2010. For more details on the Jazz at the Bistro ticket package or to place your bid, go here. To see all the items in this year's United Way online auction, go here.

The United Way funds nearly 200 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois, serving a total of more than one million people in our community.

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