Over 300 formally attired guests mingled through the main rooms of the Barrington Hills Country Club enjoying cocktails and purchasing “Keys for a Cause” – their signature raffle. Actors dressed to represent the many live auction items available for bid later in the evening, made their way through the celebratory crowd answering questions and developing interest for the special vacation opportunities, experiences and adorable Yellow Labrador puppy. Before guests were called to dinner, the “Keys for a Cause” were pulled determining who would have a chance to open a box containing beautiful jewelry donated by Long & Company Jewelers.
Guests gathered at their assigned ‘Touch of Tartan’ inspired tables, that were decorated by Mosie Himes and Chris Flannery of OMO Barrington, who brought the most festive decor throughout the club and large extended tent housing the Holly Ball. During dinner, Tom & Darby Hills, founders and Barrington Children’s Charities Chairman and President, welcomed everyone and spoke of the initiatives money raised from the evening would go to fund. BCC has funded the ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ program that helps 600 students in Barrington 220 schools from going hungry over the weekends - when not at school. In addition, Barrington Children’s Charities has stepped up to fund school-based mental health programs.
Learn more about the current Barrington Children’s Charity programs in the video produced by Blu Sky Creative for this year’s Holly Ball:
After the beautiful plated dinner, speeches and the live auction, guests made their way to the dance floor to enjoy the popular 80’s cover band Sixteen Candles. Bidding was generous for the auctions and raffle, which along with monetary support from sponsors and paid attendance helped raise over $320,000 at this year’s Holly Ball.