To our Southern Soirée Ticket Holders, Sponsors and Supporters:
Thank you for supporting the children of Christ Church through your ticket purchases, sponsorships and donations to the Southern Soiree. It is with great sadness that, due to the current conditions and restrictions that are put in place by the local, state, and national governments and from the Diocese of North Carolina regarding COVID-19, we must cancel our event scheduled for April 3. Our committee and our co-chairs, Lindsey Ferguson and Becca Boyd, have spent an incredible amount of energy planning this event. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their continued patience as events unfolded over the course of last week, and for their heartfelt understanding about the decisions we had to make. We are hopeful that we can hold this momentum for next year’s event.
As a ticket holder/sponsor, we would like to offer you the option to defer your payment and hold your spot for next year’s event. If you choose to do this, we will keep your information and when invitations go out next year we will confirm with you that you still plan to attend and add you to the list—no payment or ticket purchase necessary. You may also choose to change your ticket purchase to a contribution/flat donation for 2020 to the children of Christ Church. If you choose to do this, the amount you spent for your tickets will be designated as a donation instead and you can chose to purchase tickets for next year’s event when you receive an invitation for 2021.
We also understand that these uncertain times may play a role for your family financially. If the two options above do not work for you, please let us know and we can issue a refund.
Please email Emily Kalmbach by Friday, April 3 with your decision to defer or donate, or to let us know if your family will need a refund. If we do not hear from you by April 3, we will earmark your funds as a donation to the children of Christ Church.
If you are not a current ticket holder or sponsor, but would still like to contribute to the children of Christ Church, please contact Emily so that she can direct you to our online Giving portal or instruct you on how to donate via check. We thank you all for your support!
With gratitude and prayers,
Kelly Coley, Lindsay Masi, and Meredith Sorrell