Gala and Auction


Saturday, February 24th, 2024


The DEA Gala is your chance to kick off your spring with a great excuse to get dressed up, go out, enjoy great food, have some fun, enjoy good company, and spend a little money for a great cause.  This year’s Gala will be held at Station 343 and will feature dinner, a wine and bourbon tasting, a live auction, prize boards, and games.  The money raised helps the Dwight Economic Alliance to continue its work in support of the Dwight community.


Station 343
140 E. Main St.
Dwight, Illinois

(815) 584-9343

5:00 pm – Doors Open

5:30 pm – Wine & Bourbon Tasting

7:00  pm – Dinner

7:45 – Live Auction

Tastings continue for an hour after the auction concludes.


Dinner includes salad, choice of entree, and dessert.


Entree Options:

  • Teres Major (Steak) with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Shrimp & Andouille Pasta with Garlic Bread, Caramelized Onions, Red Pepper, Aglio e olio, and Scallions
  • Vetetarian – Rotini Pasta, Mshrooms, Red Pepper, Caramelized Onions, Parmesan Cheese, Aglio e olio Sauce, and Scallions


If you love a good auction, we will not disappoint you.  After dinner, we will host a live auction that will give you the opportunity to outbid your neighbors on some outstanding items.  During the auction, you’ll be able to play several games for the chance to win “Auction Bucks” that can be added to your bids on live auction items.

Throughout the night, we will also have a Prize Board.  Purchase a square and win the matching prize.

Invitation & RSVPs


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