Pioneer Center set to immerse itself in books

November 24, 2013 by  

The 8th annual Pioneer Holiday Book Review Luncheon will be taking place at Crystal Lake next month, with proceeds to benefit the Pioneer Center for Human Services.

This is the first year in which there will also be an evening event, organized due to the popularity of the fundraiser in previous years. The luncheon, which has already sold out, will feature basket raffles and a cash bar. Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or $50 for six, while guests who attend the evening event will be treated to tapas, dessert stations, and a bar.

At both the daytime and evening events, there will be a dramatic reading by Barbara Rinella. The book chosen this year is ‘Elizabeth the Queen: the Life of a Modern Monarch’ by Sally Bedell Smith.

Literature lovers from all over the area, including nearby McHenry, will no doubt be interested in attending this event. For charity events, organizers often work with local printing companies to produce invitations or flyers to mail out to members of the community, or leave in regularly-visited venues..

The Pioneer Holiday Book Review Luncheon is being held at the D’Andrea Banquets at Crystal Lake on December 6. The evening event begins at 5:30 pm, and tickets are available for $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. Those planning to attend should be aware that all seating is general and no reservations are accepted. To find out more about the event, call 815-759-7144.