Tickets are now available for the annual Rebuilding Together benefit banquet and silent auction set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at Metropolis' Elk Lodge, located at 104 W. Fourth St. in Metropolis. The public is encouraged to attend.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for individuals to browse the silent auction. Dinner will be prepared by Elk Lodge members and served by celebrity waiters and waitresses from throughout the area at 7 p.m.

According to Sandy Dailey, Metropolis Rebuilding Together president, many of the celebrity waiters are making repeat appearances, along with some new faces. There is still time to become a waiter or waitress by contacting Dailey as soon as possible at 618-524-5627.

The menu will include appetizers, including domestic cheese and crackers and fruit with dipping sauce; marinated chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, salad and roll, along with dessert. Drink stations will be set up with tea, lemonade and water. Individuals may bring any additional appetizers for their table.

Tables will be decorated, usually in a Christmas theme, and servers will compete for tips and decorating prizes.

The Elks' bar will be open, and no outside drinks are allowed.

All silent auction items are donated by local businesses and the proceeds from the auction and dinner are used to buy material to make repairs on homes.

Tickets are $25 each.

Rebuilding Together Metropolis is a not-for-profit organization that rehabilitates the houses of elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners. To date, over 172 homes in Massac County have been rehabilitated thanks to the community's generosity. Residents who would like their home to be considered for rehab may contact Dailey.

Also, for more information about the dinner or to purchase a ticket, contact Dailey at the above number.

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