, Derry, New Hampshire

October 17, 2013

'A Night in Paris' benefits Upper Room

The 12th annual gala auction benefits The Upper Room

Derry News

---- — DERRY — The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center hosts the 12th Annual Family Matters Auction on Nov. 1 at Promises to Keep in Derry from 6- to 10 p.m.

This year’s event will transport attendees to A Night in Paris and features great food, live entertainment, fun games, and exciting silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the children and families served by The Upper Room.

Tickets are $35 per person, and can be purchased by visiting

Parisian décor surrounds more than 120 silent auction items, several games of chance, including the ever-popular Wine Cellar Raffle, where participants have a chance to win 50 bottles of wine. Guests can breathe in the aromas of fresh food from local restaurants such as Amphora, Blackberry Bakery, Carina’s Cakes, K’s Italian Prosciutto’s Pizza, Tuscan Kitchen / Tuscan Market, and more.

Guests will also be treated to the sounds of French music, the boisterous laughter of can-can girls, and the auctioneer’s gavel hitting the podium. More than 20 live auction items are up for grabs, including a seven-day cruise on Holland America Cruise Lines, tickets to Boston sporting events, original artwork and so much more.

“This event exudes joie de vivre,” said Kimberly Bavaro, executive director of The Upper Room. “Guests mingle and just get excited about the items up for bid that are so generously donated by local businesses and Upper Room supporters. This truly is a community event. We suspect this year will be no different.”

Guests of the Family Matters Auction touch the lives of individuals and families in the Greater Derry Community. All proceeds from the event benefit children and families participating in The Upper Room’s support groups and programs, such as teen parenting, GED preparation, youth anger management, parenting strategies, drug and alcohol awareness, and more.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to donate to this year’s Family Matters Auction, visit or contact Angelica Ladd at 437-8477.