Get Lucky with VOCI’s Vegas Night

by Jara Anton

What happens in Vegas stays in…Canton?

That’s what VOCI is hoping with their upcoming fundraiser, VOCI Goes Vegas, at the Cultural Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 27.

VOCI, pronounced “VO-chee,” is the Italian word for “many voices.” Pretty fitting as VOCI’s mission is to celebrate choral art through their live performances, while using the power of “many voices” to inspire their surrounding community while also educating and uniting. In order to continue their commitment and enrichment of your community, they sometimes rely on citizens. But this is no ordinary fundraiser…this is Vegas, baby!

When you buy a ticket to VOCI Goes Vegas, you will be treated to a night you will truly enjoy. Mr. Mike’s will be catering the food. You will choose your main entrée, Chicken/Steak or Scrod with accompanying sides. Come for the strip steak, stay for the Reverse Raffle; the Grand Prize is $1000!

With the price of admission, you will be offered a reverse raffle ticket. Not quite sure how it works? It’s the opposite of a usual raffle in that the very last number drawn wins the prize.

Wondering what the prizes might be? A Pandora Jewelry Set is up for grabs this year! Entrants will purchase a small keepsake necklace at the event in order to enter the Pandora Set drawing. The prize features a crystal clasp Pandora bracelet with two “sweet music” charms, flanked by Murano faceted beads, crystal drop charm. Your bracelet will be matched by the Pandora floral ring and the Pandora crystal hoop earrings.

There will also be gambling… it’s a Vegas night, after all! Vegas Games include Side Board Tables, for $2, $3 and $5. Heads/Tails is a game for those with zero gambling skill, but no less fun. And it includes bead necklaces! Place your bets and wait for the coin toss to see if you lose a necklace or gain one. The players keep moving on until there is the take all winner!

The Silent Auction will offer up some really incredible items. Place your bids on Akron Rubber Ducks tickets, Canton Ballet seats, and a night at the McKinley, a massage package and close to 40 more items! Check out the website for a full listing. The VOCI Goes Vegas fundraiser begins at 6pm on Saturday, February 27. Tickets are $55 and they are available online at or by calling the VOCI Box Office. It is advised to get your tickets ASAP!