Friday, May 25, 2018

The 20th Annual Garden Party will be held Friday, May 25, at The Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois, and emceed by the Hon. Ray Rogina, Mayor of St. Charles.


Very limited seating may still be available for $70 at the door at 10 a.m. May 25.

The annual Garden Party is Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s largest event fundraiser. Funds raised from the Garden Party go toward providing all of FVHH’s free, community-based services to help adults, children and families cope with loss.


Designed by FVHH volunteers with support of community donors

All Decked Out – Five-piece seating group with ottoman, patio table and chairs, gas grill, patio umbrella and stand, table settings and decorations.

All Dolled Up – American Girl 2018 Luciana Vega with nearly 80 American Girl and additional clothing and accessories.

Apple of My iPad – One iPad Pro with 10.5-inch screen and WiFi/cellular 64GB, smart keyboard and Apple Pencil, plus a Kate Spade portfolio and a $100 gift card to Abt.

Chicago Chicago – $1,000 in spending money along with a $500 to The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago, plus additional gift cards for dining, theatre tickets, boat tours, comedy clubs and museums. This Showcase also includes four tickets to the Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds game on Aug. 23 at Wrigley field, plus keepsakes and guide books.

Destination Unknown – $2,500 in Marriott Hotel gift cards, a $1,000 travel voucher and a set of premium luggage and accessories.

Dining With Elegance – Overnight stay at Pheasant Run and tickets to Zanies Comedy Club, along with gift cards to more than 40 dining establishments throughout the Fox Valley.

Dream On – A brand new bedroom with mattress set, luxurious bedding linens, decorations and more.

For Landscape Lovers – Troy Built string trimmer, Troy Built three-in-one lawn mower, Remington gas chainsaw, hand blower, Scott’s Broadcast spreader, hose and hose reel, shovel and rake, plus a gift card to Wasco Nursery. In addition, this showcase includes a Country Garden double glider, 8 ft. gazebo with netting, bronze firepit, gas grill, and bistro table and chairs.

Home Office – Complete home office setup, with desk, storage cabinet, bookcase and chair from Ashley Furniture, and an electronics package including a Lenovo Thinkpad, Brother Multifunction Printer, Linksys Smart WiFi, and Microsoft Home and Student. Also included are a 50-inch Samsung television, Amazon Echo Show with Cloud Cam, $200 gift card to At Home and a number of office and personal accessories.

Imagine the Possibilities – What would you do with $3,500? Enter this raffle… and imagine. Cash prize (check) for $3,500,

Lotto Love – A scratcher’s dream come true with more than $500 in tickets.

My Secret Garden – Handmade potting bench, magnolia tree, lilac shrubs, dozens of perennials and annuals, and garden décor including planters, chairs and a birdbath.

Patio Pleasures – Six-piece patio set with table and umbrella, gas grill, beverage cooler, storage containers, table settings and accessories, and decor.

Shop ‘Til You Drop – Kate Spade Tote bag, freshwater pearl necklace and floral purse, plus gift certificates to nearly a dozen area retailers including J. Jill, Directions in Clothing, Jeans & A Cute Top Shop and Target.

The Amazing Party Room – Large bar with barstools and matching tall cabinet, 50-inch TV, wine refrigerator and cabinet, rolling beverage cooler, glassware and mugs, tools and accessories, and a selection of beer, wine and liquor.

The Royal Treatment – Herrington Inn and Spa getaway includes accommodations and dinner for two at Atwater’s Restaurant. Plus, there are gift certificates for limousine rentals, hair and makeup service at Sojourn Salon, and a number of gifts and accessories.

Uncorked – An “instant wine cellar” including wine bar with storage and 50 bottles of wine, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Prosecco. This showcase also includes a Cuisinart Wine Cooler, an authentic aging barrel and wine accessories. Finally, the winner will receive an in-home wine tasting and pairing class conducted by a Master Sommelier.


Featuring “The Ultimate Concert Experience Package,” including two tickets to the Sept. 17 Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field and two tickets to the Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour Feb. 16 at Allstate Arena. Other items in the Live Auction include:

  • Scottsdale/Arizona vacation home getaway (seven nights)
  • Exclusive golfing at Medinah
  • The ultimate ‘staycation’ in downtown Chicago
  • Grand Geneva Resort family getaway
  • Marriott Lincolnshire theater weekend
  • Pizza party with the Aurora firefighters
  • Extraordinary floral planters for your entryway


With more than 60 items and baskets from our Home and Garden, Travel & Leisure, Jewelry, Children’s Gifts, and our new Entertainment and Sports Memorabilia departments. This year’s Silent Auction also offers the opportunity to bid on unforgettable experiences from Chicago… to Wisconsin…and even to the Caribbean!

Doors open 10 a.m. Friday, May 25

Showcase Raffles and Silent Auction close at 12:00 p.m.

Luncheon, Event Program, 50/50 Raffle, Live Auction and Showcase Raffles  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.