The Keizer Network of Women’s (KNOW) fundraising event, Percey Presents, returns this year after COVID-19 caused a cancellation in 2020.

The event is on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Keizer Civic Center. Percey Presents is a women-only auction that raises money for KNOW’s annual Giving Basket Program, which provides toys and food for families in need. 

The gift baskets are delivered to dozens of homes by volunteers each December. Men from the community have been recruited to volunteer to serve dinner. The 2021 theme is "Red Carpet." 

“Do not shy away from the spotlight and wear your favorite jaw-dropping outfit to go with the show-stopping bags we’re getting for you,” wrote Corri Falareau, executive director of the Keizer Chamber. “This year, more than ever, we need support and attendance to provide a helping hand to the Keizer families who got hit the hardest by the devastating pandemic."

Tickets to the event are $40 and are available at keizerchamber.com. Menu choices are peach-glazed beef brisket or lemon garlic chicken breast.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m.