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Posted: Monday, Jan 20th, 2014

The Rochelle Rotary Club is gearing up for the “From the Heart” dinner/auction event being held on Saturday, Feb. 1. This year’s fundraising goal has been raised to $52,000 as event coordinators look to go over the $250,000 milestone since the gala started. The dinner/auction will once again be held at the Stillman Room at the Hickory Grove Civic Center, and more than 225 guests are expected to attend to enjoy a fine meal and bid on hundreds of exciting auction items. There are many valuable items up for bid and raffle including the featured jerseys above of Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears and Alshon Jeffrey of the Chicago Bears. Each jersey is autographed and framed and includes a certificate of authenticity. An autographed Walter Payton football, pictured above, is also up for auction. Other auction items include beautiful jewelry, vacation trips, a big screen TV, a gorgeous quilt and a shopping spree at a local store. Any person or organization that has not received an invitation and would like to attend the dinner/auction gala is encouraged to call Dave Eckhardt at 815-562-2200 or see any Rochelle Rotary Club member.

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