FHN Communi-sino goes All In

FHN Communi-sino goes All In
November 24, 2017 Greater Freeport Partnership

By Blake Musser
October 24, 2017

FHN is All In!

One of the premiere community fundraising events of the holiday season, FHN’s annual Festival of Trees Gala, has designated the All In campaign as this year’s community recipient.

Traditionally FHN has donated a percentage of the funds raised from their annual gala to support amazing not-for-profit community efforts, such as Friends Forever Humane Society, the Freeport Art Museum, and CareerTec. This year, FHN will continue this tradition by generously partnering with Collaborate Freeport to promote the All In mission of building a strong and healthy community, and creatively marketing the Freeport and northwest Illinois region.

Bringing together the themes of celebrating our community and Vegas-quality casino games, Communi-sino promises to be a night of fun. The evening will include a large hors d’oeuvres buffet featuring local culinary delights and delicious desserts, as well as local beer and wine tastings paired with specially selected snacks.

Guests can enjoy music while they bid on holiday silent auction items or enjoy the casino games from roulette to blackjack. No previous gambling experience — or real money! — is necessary.

“If you’ve never gambled before, that’s fine — the professional dealers at each table know the point of the evening is fun, so they help non-gamblers learn the games in a non-intimidating way and make it fun for everyone,” said FHN Foundation Executive Director Tonya Meyer.

To help highlight our community assets, an emphasis has been placed on using as many local vendors as possible. Guests will see this reflected in the food, beverage, entertainment and silent auction items that have been selected.

Mark the date on your calendar and buy your tickets. Better yet, do you know someone new to our area? Buy them a ticket and invite them to come with you to meet members of our community and experience some of the things our community has to offer.

Details for the event:

— The Communi-SINO Gala is open to the public and will feature casino-style games, food, music, entertainment and silent auction shopping from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at The Wagner House, 1 E. Spring St., Freeport.

— Tickets are $50 each, and are available online through Friday, Nov. 10, at fhn.org/festivaloftrees/communisino.asp. Reservations also may be made by calling toll-free at 877-600-0346, ext. 901 or by visiting M45 Marketing Services, Suite 100, 524 W. Stephenson St., Freeport.

To learn more about our community or other events please visit: freeport-all-in.com.

Blake Musser is the director of community marketing for Collaborate Freeport. He can be reached atblake@collaboratefreeport.com. Journal Standard article link.