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2015 Winter Gala

March 14, 2015


110 North East Street, Jacksonville, Illinois

Join us for a special occasion where in addition to Hamilton's finest buffet dinner, there will be live music, a silent auction, presentations, and plenty of friends to socialize with including Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.



Details are still being worked out for the 2015 Gala, but below is what we did in 2014.



Music will be provided by "Lincoln's Own"  10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band Ensemble.




5:00 pm to 8:45 pm  Silent Auction Viewing and Bidding in the Blue Room

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm  Cocktail & Social Hour  w/Open Cash Bar


6:30 pm   10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment will Post the Colors and escort President and Mrs. Lincoln


Star Spangled Banner performed by Dawn Henry


6:40 pm   President Lincoln


6:50 pm   Recognition of Sponsors & Committee Members by David Kuhn



7:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Dinner

7:45 pm    Jim Carlton speaks about Honor Flight



8:00 pm    Veterans Remembered presentation by Erik Hack


8:15 pm - 9:15 pm   Music provided by "Lincoln's Own" 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band Ensemble"

Feel free to get up and dance, you do not need to be in period attire to enjoy a twirl around the dance floor.

A dance mistress will not be present to call specific dances.


Last chance to get your Silent Auction bids in.   Bidding ends at 8:45 pm


9:15 pm    Silent Auction Winners will be Announced

Schedule is subject to change.


Pit Ham with Bourbon & Peach Glaze; Grilled Chicken Breast with Hunter Sauce
Fresh Spring Green Salad,  Asiago Roast Redskin Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Beverages, Gourmet Cookies, &  a Cash Bar

​Tickets for the Annual Winter Gala may be purchased through the Grierson Society or at the Journal Courier,
Farmers State Bank,  Jacksonville Savings Bank, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, & Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau

All proceeds will benefit the restoration for General Benjamin H. Grierson Monument at East Cemetery

and General Grierson Days Civil War Reenactment


Cost: $35 per person
Reserved table for eight: $250

For Tickets or Questions Contact:    Ron Gray   (217) 473-4099        Click here to email Ron Gray