May Merriment 2018-03-06T21:13:12+00:00

The 29th annual May Merriment will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the Mattoon YMCA.  The event is hosted by Rural King and culminates our Annual Campaign.  Our theme this year is Heroes Among Us, to acknowledge the heroes who are ordinary people among us that have impacted the YMCA and lives of our members.  Our heroes are the swim coach who teaches a child to swim, the members who offer up smiles and brighten our days, and our supporters who help make our programs possible and accessible to all.

This will be an elegant evening for about 400 of our friends to come together to support our cause.  Guests will enjoy a meal provided by several of our local restaurants set up at various food stations around our Bock Gym.  There will be several hundred items available for guests to bid on in a silent auction, including a a table of higher value items as part of the “Super Silent” auction.  The evening will also include approximately 40 items valued over $1000 each for our live auction.  New this year- the evening will end with dancing and music from The Matt Poss Band.

Leading up to the event we will sell raffle tickets for $100 each.  The person with the winning raffle ticket will receive $5000.  The winner does not have to be present at this event.  This a great opportunity for folks to go together to purchase a raffle ticket!

Proceeds from May Merriment make our Membership for All Program possible which means no one is turned away for membership or programs because of an inability to pay.

2018 Event Date: Saturday, May 5th 5:00-11:00PM
Event Location: Mattoon Area Family YMCA
2018 Hosts:  Rural King
Ticket Price: $75 per person (Tables of 8, 10, 12 and 14 available)

To purchase a ticket to attend, please contact Julie Easton at 217-234-9494 or email

Reserve quickly-seats are limited.

Contact Julie Easton