Hope Has An Army

Annual Fundraiser

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Hope Has An Army 2023

September 14, 2023

Venue Chisca

1009 SW Washington St. Peoria, IL

Doors open at 5:30pm for Silent Auction.

Dinner at 6:00pm followed by evening program.

Keynote Speaker: Gov. Mike Huckabee

Silent & Live Auctions

Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise

Silent Auction Online Bidding will open September 7, 2023.

Non attendees can register here to bid at that time.

You do not have to be present to win Silent Auction Items.

You must be present to bid on and win Live Auction Items unless prior arrangements have been made.

Questions? Call (309) 655-1339 

Or email us at WomensAuxiliaryofPeoriaIL@USC.SalvationArmy.org

Keynote Speaker

Gov. Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show "Huckabee" on TBN each weekend and is a Fox News contributor, NY Times best-selling author of 14 books, and a frequent speaker for corporate, civic, and non-profit groups all over the world. He also hosts the podcast "Huckabee" on Quake Media. He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state's history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state's road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention. His administration fought long-standing corruption in the state's political machine, resulting in numerous indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and other elected officials. He ran in 2008 and 2016 for President, finishing 2nd in the Republican primary in 2008.

Governing Magazine named him as one of its "Public Officials of the Year" for 2005, and Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America. He served as the Chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States, the Southern Governors Association, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission. He has been nationally recognized for his advocacy of the arts in education and raises money to provide musical instruments for children.

Huckabee an avid musician since age 11, is a bass player and often joins guest artists on his weekly television show, having played with Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith, the late George Jones, and many others. He owns radio stations in Arkansas and Missouri.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and music. He was named one of the "25 Most Influential People" for Conservation by Outdoor Life Magazine, and was named "Man of the Year" by the American Sportfishing Association in 1997. The former governor and his wife, Janet, spend time in Arkansas and have three grown children - John Mark Huckabee, David Huckabee and his wife, Lauren, and Sarah Sanders and her husband, Bryan - and seven grandchildren.

About Us

Since 1922 The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Peoria has been connecting their members' dedication to local services & programs aimed at serving Peoria's greatest needs. From Fashion Shows to Auctions, or Garage Sales & Dinners - the events of the Women's Auxiliary have always been a large part of the success The Salvation Army has accomplished within Peoria communities.