Our 40th Anniversary Celebration was a great success and the auction items were outstanding again this year! Highlighted here are a few of the items that were auctioned off...

A Romantic Get-a-way to Puerto Vallarta: A 5 night stay at the Costa Sur Resort & Spa in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Includes a private beach. Check in is on Friday, June 24, 2016 and check-out is on Wednesday, June 30, 2016. DOES NOT INCLUDE air fare.

Dave's Gourmet Dinner at the Mansion: A gourmet dinner for 12 at the Reddick Mansion prepared by Dave McClure and his family.

Top Chef's at Your Service: Dinner for 10 with 4 bottles of wine proved by Monte's Riverside Inn and The Cheese Shop & Deli, You select the menu.

Jackpot!: Par-A-Dice Casino overnight stay in Peoria and a dinner for 2 at Boyd's Steakhouse

$1,000 Bill: Federal Reserve Note AC 1934A issued from Federal Reserve of Chicago, Green seal.

Da Bears!: 2 Chicago Bears tickets to one regular season game in 2016, section 253, row 7, seats 9 & 10. Tailgate party included!

Lottery Tree: A nice mix of tickets - $20, $10, $5, and $1.

Hole In One: Passes for rounds of golf at Senica's Oak Ridge, Deer Park Golf Club, Dayton Ridge, and Twin Creeks Golf Course.

JJ's Upper Deck Private Party: $100 worth of appetizers plus 3 cases of domestic beer.

Lights, Camera, Action!: 2 season passes to Engle Lane in Streator, 2 tickets for Stage 212 in LaSalle, Reddick Mansion tour for 4, Carus Mansion tour for 4, Gift cards to Social Kitchen in LaSalle, and Chix in Streator.

River House Bed and Breakfast: One night stay in the Mary Todd room of the historic Queen Anne home built in 1890 that overlooks the Fox and Illinois rivers in Ottawa. Package also includes 2 Salt Tree Yoga gift certificates and+

Starved Rock Country Package: Overnight stay at Starved Rock Lodge (Sunday through Thursday), plus a $25 gift card to Skoog's along with a t-shirt, an ultimate wine tasting for 4 plus a bottle of wine at August Hill Winery.

Galena Getaway: A weekend stay at a quaint, rustic cabin in the Galena area. Includes 2 bedrooms, fully furnished kitchen, 2 bathrooms including linens, a great room, with plenty of couches, a large rolling backyard and quick access to beauiful downtown Galena ...

Family Fun Day: 4 general admission passes to Shedd Aquarium, a Brookfield Zoo Family Admission package, and a gift card to the Olive Garden.

Ottawa YMCA: Get fit with a one year membership to the Ottawa YMCA, along with a gift basket of goodies to help you begin your fitness journey off right!

Father’s Day Special: Peoria Rivermen 4 pilot house tickets to any game during the 2016-2017 season, Peoria Chiefs 4 dugout seat single game tickets for the 2016 regular season, St. Louis Cardinals 2 tickets, Monday—Thursday, reserved seats, Jimmy John’s 4 box lunches, Buffalo Wild Wings $20.00.

Sun and Fun!: Heritage Harbor cottage overnight stay including a bottle of wine and a gift certificate to Red Dog Grille.

Several Cubs tickets and White Sox tickets

Starved Rock Country: Overnight stay at Starved Rock Lodge and a gift card to Skoog's.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, donated to our event, or came out and celebrated with us! Everyone at YSB is grateful for our communities and the great people who live in them.


Help the children that YSB serves! Take a chance on winning this gorgeous ring that will be raffled off at this year’s “40th Anniversary Celebration".

It is a 14 carat white gold 55 blue and white diamond ring. The blue center diamond weighs .385 carat. The 54 white diamonds, set in the halo and split shank, weigh 1/2 carat. The total weight of all diamonds is .88 carat. It is valued at $1,995.00. It would be a gorgeous addition to anyone's jewelry collection.

All of the proceeds from the event and t...he raffle will go to support local children who need the Youth Service Bureau to help them find stability and support at a time in their lives that should be filled with fond memories and happiness, but instead is filled with incredible hardship.

If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket for this ring, which are $30 each or 4 for $100, or if you would like to purchase tickets for the “40th Anniversary Celebration” at the Knights of Columbus in Ottawa on May 14th, please contact Sue Trost at 815-431-3035, or by e-mail at Sue@ysbiv.org, or contact John Zavada at 815-431-3008, or by e-mail at JohnZ@ysbiv.org.