"Walk of Fame" is the theme of the 2021 Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber Dinner Auction, the biggest fundraiser of the year, held Saturday evening, April 10. Guests are encouraged to dress in their Hollywood finest for this virtual event.
As the show must go on, the traditional sit-down gathering of around 200 or more people has been modified due to the pandemic and will be an intimate, at-home gathering with catered meals prepared by Prime Time Restaurant & Sports Bar or Bella Donna's Bistro & Patisserie, including wine, beer or non-alcoholic cider. To see the full menu, click here. Note that meal delivery, provided by Randy's Delivery, is available to first 50 ticket locations within a 5-mile radius of Forest Grove.
Ticket price ranges from The Penelope Cruz table of two for $200 to The Lucille Ball table of six for $600. Purchase tickets and register to bid now by visiting charityauction.bid/walk-of-fame.
Jill Verboort will serve as virtual emcee. Jared Verboort will stand in as virtual auctioneer for three live auction items, which include a week's stay at a Sunriver Resort condo, a tour and tasting for eight at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and a Villa Spa gift package.
Just a few of the other auction items available to bid on are:
• One night's stay in a king room at McMenamins Grand Lodge
• Two massage certificates to Fyzical Therapy
• Four Columbia River Maritime Museum passes
• Four Hillsboro Hops field box tickets
• Legacy General Contracting A/C and duct cleaning
• Four rounds of golf at Quail Valley
• Certificate to "ride to school" on a Cornelius fire truck
And some amazing gift baskets
You can see more of the over 30 auction items at charityauction.bid/WALK-OF-FAME.
The online auction opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10 and remains open through Friday, April 23. For more information, call the Chamber at 503-357-3006.
Live entertainment will be provided by pianist Phillip Thompson-Aue. A 50/50 raffle, a Forest Grove and Cornelius history trivia contest, and the traditional whiskey-wine wall will be part of the online festivities.
This year's event anchor sponsors are Doherty Ford and Pacific University. Tables of four and six will also be recognized as sponsors.