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First Look for Charity 2008
Thursday, February 7th, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Added excitement surrounds the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, the show's 100th edition. It is the first auto show in the world to reach that milestone, so the buzz should be palpable.

Your chance to be among the first at the centennial celebration comes at First Look for Charity, the auto show's black-tie benevolent event. It is among Chicago's biggest single-day charity events, regularly raising more than $2.5 million for area nonprofits.

First Look for Charity gives attendees an elegant, inaugural look at the annual Chicago Auto Show; a method to help many deserving area charities; and an opportunity to win a new vehicle. Three lucky benefactors will win a 2009 Toyota Corolla, a 2008 Scion xD, or a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, but there will be many winners that evening. Eighteen distinguished Chicagoland charities will receive all the proceeds from the event.

Now 17 years old, First Look for Charity appears prominently on the calendars of both socialites and car buffs. The black-tie affair enables participants to behold the nation's largest auto show in grandeur.

Enjoy champagne, wine and soft drinks while strolling a show floor that boasts more than 1,000 new vehicles--dozens on display for the first time anywhere.

The evening's hors d'oeuvres will emit an international flavor, under a theme of the World's Columbian Exposition--also called the 1893 Chicago World's Fair--the last and greatest of the 19th century world's fairs. Savor delicacies from around the globe: France, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Morocco and more! And new this year, a selection of the city's 4-Star Hotels and world-class caterers will showcase their dessert and pastry specialties.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling (708) 237-6444.

Attire: First Look For Charity is a black-tie only event. Formal attire is required for entry.


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