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45th Anniversary FAQ
When and where is the gala?

Harbor House’s 45th Anniversary Gala will be held on August 10, 2024 at Deer Ridge Barn Wedding & Events, 4345 W 1500N Rd, Kankakee, IL 60901 

What time does the event begin?

A cocktail reception begins at 4:30 p.m. with formal programming beginning at 6 p.m.

 What do the proceeds of the Gala benefit?

Proceeds will support Harbor House’s mission to empower individuals, families, and communities through domestic violence programs, advocacy, and prevention.

 Can I pay for a ticket the evening of the event?

We ask that all tickets be purchased by July 29th, 2024.

 Can I purchase a table without knowing the names of my guests?

Yes, guests will be able to check in under the name of the ticket purchaser.

 How many seats are at each table?

Eight (8)

 Will I receive my tickets in the mail?

No, we do not issue tickets. Your name and the names of your guests are listed on our registration list. You simply check in upon arrival and give them your name(s) to one of our volunteers.

 Can I register my credit card to use the evening of the event?

No, at this time for security purposes we do not retain your credit card information. Please bring your credit card to register the night of the event to make any purchases or donations.

 What payment methods do you accept?

Visa / Master Card / American Express/ Discover. We will also accept cash and check.

What is the dress code for the evening?

We ask folks to wear purple, semi-formal wear to this event while also taking weather into consideration. Semi-formal wear may include dress pants or slacks with a purple button-down, jumpsuit, or dress. (We will congratulate you on your creativity. Please, no sweatpants or casual wear.)

 Where should I park?

Deer Ridge Barn has ample parking on site. A parking lot next to the event venue is available for guests. The parking is a gravel lot and overflow parking is a grass field.

 Can children attend this event?

This event is intended for adults 21 years and older.

 Is this event indoor or outdoor?

We will utilize Deer Ridge Barn's pavilion, barn, and outdoor spaces. Please note there are several unpaved sections within the event venue. If this is a concern, please contact the event organizer to discuss alternative paths.