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updated: 9/17/2012 5:28 PM

Mothers Trust Foundation to hold 'The Betty Ball' fundraiser Oct. 12

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  • Was it Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with a candlestick?  Tori Moffitt pictured.

    Was it Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with a candlestick? Tori Moffitt pictured.

Kathleen Reidy

"CLUE" is the theme of 14th annual party and attendees will actually be able to participate in solving the mysteries of the game throughout the evening. Will it be Miss Scarlet with a candlestick in the Conservatory, Mr. Green with a rope in the Dining Room, Mrs. Peacock with a revolver in the Library or Colonel Mustard with a pipe in the Kitchen? You'll need to be there to find out. The winner of the game will go home with a brand new iPad.

The party will be held at the historic Calvin Durand Hall at Lake Forest College which is the perfect setting to solve the mysteries of "CLUE". The breathtaking building, built in 1907 by renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, was modeled on the dining hall of King's College, Cambridge. The red-brick and limestone early English Renaissance gathering hall exemplified the Collegiate Gothic style, especially with its Italian-inspired English terrace.

Local restaurants from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the surrounding communities will provide tastes of their signature dishes, and an open bar will feature wine, beer, and champagne! There will also be a DJ for music and dancing and a fabulous silent auction filled with wonderful treasures. Until September 28th tickets are $75. After that date they will raise to $85. Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling (847) 482-9189.
The 2012 Betty Ball sponsors are The Garrett Family Foundation, Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Julie & Tom Wendorf, Barbara Monsor, Karen & Bob Bush, Daria Andrews & Prudential Rubloff Properties, Boilini Company, Zengler Cleaners, The Salon Ltd., Roycelea Woods, Dr. Ara Goshgarian D.D.S. and Dr. R. Tracy Durrett D.D.S.

We invite all ladies to join us at our 14th Betty Ball as we celebrate the mysteries and problems that you have already solved for children in need -- as friends and as an organization dedicated to making a difference, one child at a time. Bring your sisters, mothers, aunts and girlfriends -- together, we can do even more!

For more details or to buy tickets, visit or call (847) 482-9189.

Who is Betty?
Betty is the wild and wacky alter-ego for all the beautiful, strong and dedicated women in Lake County who take care of everyone around them. When Betty sees children in need in Lake County, she doesn't wait around for others to fix the problem. She jumps right in and gets involved - by hosting the Betty Bash!

About Mothers Trust Foundation
Mothers Trust Foundation provides emergency assistance to children in Lake County. Through the grants it gives to children and their families, Mothers Trust helps the least fortunate children with help that no one else can provide. Each week, the Foundation reviews grant requests from social workers, school counselors and court officers who work with children in crisis. The average grant is just more than $100 but it often is the difference between homelessness and a security deposit on an apartment; athletic fees; summer camp; classes at College of Lake County; or transportation to doctor appointments. In the past 11 years, Mothers Trust Foundation has assisted more than 12,000 children from every community in Lake County.