Date and Time
Saturday Jan 28, 2023
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST
January 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Elara Convention Center
located in Holiday Inn - Crystal Lake
800 S Illinois Rte 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
$125 per person
$1000 for table of 10
$880 for table of 8
Calling all Cowboys and Cattle Barons! Dust off your boots for the 2023 McHenry Area Chamber's annual gala.
This year's theme is Cattleman's Ball: Under the Big Sky. Think Yellowstone or Dallas - wealthy ranchers and powerful tycoons alongside ranch hands and bronco riders. We'll have all of the intrigue, with none of the feuds!
Doors open at 6 p.m. The gala includes an open bar, appetizers, 4 course dinner, dancing with Derek's Digital DJ Service, a raffle, silent auction, and a saloon pull. Attendees can wear cocktail attire, but dressing to theme is encouraged.
In addition to dinner and dancing, we will honor the winner of the Frank E. Low Award (FELA). This is the Chamber's highest honor accorded to an individual for distinguished community service. Please click here for nomination information.
Menu: Chicken Tortilla Soup, Garden Salad (raspberry vinaigrette or ranch dressing on the side), Duet of Filet with Herbed Butter and Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Champagne Cream Sauce, Julienne Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, Dessert Table with Assorted Sweets. Red and White Wine will be served with dinner. (Vegetarian entree will be Spinach and Ricotta Rotolo.)
Raffle Prizes -
- $1000 courtesy of the McHenry Area Chamber
- Choose your Own Adventure Vacation Package ($500 Air BNB gift card, $200 Visa gift card, $50 gas card) - donated by Midwest Revolving Door Company
- Weber Genesis II E 310 (value of $779) - donated by McHenry Ace Hardware
A block of rooms will be reserved for those wanting to spend the night at the Holiday Inn. The rate is $99 (plus 11% tax.) Call 815-477-7000 to reserve your room and mention the McHenry Area Chamber gala. Reservations must be made in advance order to receive discount.