Highland News Leader

Highland area fundraisers for the week of April 23

HHS baseball team

selling Cardinals tickets

The Highland High School baseball team is selling tickets for the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be played on Thursday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. Immediately following, the HHS varsity Bulldogs will play the Waterloo Bulldogs. Tickets are $30 each, with a face value of $45. Contact Staci Brown at 654-7131, ext. 4112, or sbrown@highlandcusd5.org to order tickets.

Highland Jaycees

cosmic bowling

The Highland Jaycees will put on a cosmic bowling event at Hi-Top Bowl in Highland on Saturday, April 25 starting at 7 p.m. It will cost $50 per team, and teams should consist of four to five people. To register, contact Sarah Schmidt at sarahschm77@yahoo.com or (618) 882-8478. It is recommended to register early to guarantee a lane. All proceeds will go to benefit the Highland police and fire departments.

Relay for Life

quarter auction

The Myeloma Maniacs Highland Relay For Life team will hold its fourth annual quarter auction on Thursday, April 23 at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be baked goods for sale. Bring your own munchies. A cash bar will be available. All-in paddles are $25 each. There will also be a silent auction. If you would like to donate, want to reserve a table or have questions, call or text Tammy Riechmann at (618) 779-2485.

Leaps of Love

Derby Dance Party

The Leaps of Love Derby Dance Party will be held on Friday, April 24 at Fairmount Park racetrack, located at 9301 Collinsville Road in Collinsville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. An appetizers buffet will be served from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music will be played by Living Loud, a classic rock band. In addition, there will be a cash bar and simulcast racing.

Derby attire is preferred. So ladies, don’t forget your hat, and gentleman, grab your bow tie. Prizes will be awarded to ladies for the best hat and gentlemen for best dressed.

The cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available online at www.leapsoflove.org until April 20 or anytime before the event by contacting Leaps of Love, 907 Main St., Highland, IL 62249. The phone number is (618) 410-7212.

HHS color guard quarter auction

To help purchase uniforms and equipment, the Highland High School color guard will be having a quarter auction fundraiser on Thursday, April 30 at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The quarter auction begins at 7 p.m.

The $5 admission ticket includes one bidding paddle. An all-in paddle ticket can be purchased for $25 or two for $40 before the event from any color guard member or at It’s Party Time!, 919 Washington St. in Highland. There will be lots of great items for quarter bids, door prizes, a 50-50 drawing, Chinese raffle and snack and beverage concessions will be available.

For more information, contact Sheila Bussett at (618) 560-9433 or Melissa Maschmeier at (618) 570-0040. The color guard is a section of the HHS Marching Bulldogs Band.

Relay For Life wine tasting

The “Oldies but Goodies” Relay for Life Team (sponsored by the Highland News Leader) will host a wine tasting party at Michael’s Restaurant on Friday, May 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The wine presentation will be given by Jim Gutzler of Highland’s Tru-Buy, in cooperation with representatives of Southern Wine & Spirits. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the wine presentation/tasting to follow at 7p.m.

The fun-packed evening includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, trivia, and a silent auction with lots of great items.

Tickets are $25 each. Call Paula at 654-3647, Kathy at 654-4259, Sharon at 654-9908, Gay at (618) 410-7879 or Linda at (618) 514-1310 for tickets or for more information. All proceeds will benefit Highland’s Relay For Life, which will be held July 10-11 at Glik Park.

Highland Garden Club Plant Sale

The Highland Garden Club will have its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 9 at the Korte Recreation Center parking lot. There will be nursery-grown hanging baskets, annuals, tomato plants and lots of perennials. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and goes till noon. There will be no early sales.

Stewards of Hope “Yard Sale Extravaganza”

Stewards of Hope will host its third annual “Yard Sale Extravaganza” (formerly known as the Junk in Your Trunk Sale) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland on Friday, June 5. Register to sell your garage sale items by contacting Jennifer Whitten at (618) 363-5634 or jennifer.whitten@hotmail.com. For $25, sellers receive four large parking spaces and a $4 credit at the concession stand for the day. All your profits are yours to keep. In the past, the event has had a great turnout in the past and sellers have been very happy with their results. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Proceeds benefit Operation Elba’s Orphans through Stewards of Hope. For more information visit on Facebook or at www.stewardsofhope.org.