Hononegah’s H.O.P.E. Foundation 

19th Annual “Touch of Spring”

The H.O.P.E. Foundation has set Saturday, March 9, 2019 for the 19th Annual “Touch of Spring” fundraiser/dinner and dance to benefit Hononegah High School.  The benefit will be held at the Rockton American Center Banquet Hall with a social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and dancing from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  The theme this year will be a “Touch of the 50’s” with music provided by Joe Locke-Hits DJ Service.  Locke is a popular radio personality on 96.7 The Eagle in Rockford.  Come decked out in your best 50’s or business casual attire.  Only 168 tickets will be available to this event, so please mark your calendar now!  

     The highlight of the evening will be the raffle drawing of a beautiful hand-crafted ring designed by Hononegah students in the jewelry design class taught by Jennifer Decker and assisted by Kevin Mueller and his staff at the Gem Shop in Rockton who donated the materials and helped the students complete this dazzling project!  This year’s design is a 14k white gold vintage-inspired lady’s ring with an oval chrome diopside (1.01ct) and pearls with a diamond halo and accents.  This beautiful ring has a retail value of $2500.00.  The monies raised from this annual raffle go to fund a scholarship in memory of Jan Modersohn who was the village clerk from 1991-2009 and a true advocate for the area youth.  Tickets for this raffle, which are $5.00 each or 6 for $20, can be purchased at the Gem Shop, Hononegah High School (Principal’s Office), Village Hall, the American Legion and from H.O.P.E. Foundation trustees.  Tickets will also be sold throughout the evening.  This raffle is open to the public.

     The HOPE Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997, that has established an endowment for student scholarship, school projects, and teacher grants.  It is the foundation’s continued goal and desire to provide monetary resources for each of these areas with the “Touch of Spring”.  This event continues to be the organization’s biggest fundraiser.  Similar to college foundations, the HOPE Foundation relies on community and business support to fund this endowment.

     A ticket to this event, which includes dinner for two, dancing, cash raffles, and a silent auction, can be purchased for $125.00.  Also throughout the evening there will be 45 tickets drawn for cash prizes totaling $6,450.00. There are only 168 tickets available to this event.  For more information contact Kelly Rosik
(KROSIK@hononegah.org, 815-624-5005) or Diane Eymann (DEYMAN@hononegah.org, 815-624-5069) event coordinators.