A live cirque performance highlights LYLS

Are you ready for a dazzling array of colors to fill a room against the backdrop of stilt walker, a cyr wheelist rolling across the floor, an aerialist and other roaming acrobatic performances.

Just in case you haven’t heard, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) Annual Let Your Light Shine (LYLS) Event is on Aug. 14, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. What a great outing to

Cirque Deux LH 2021 5.1

close the summer season and prepare for the new school year. Where else will you and your friends be able to relax, enjoy a nice dinner, watch a live Cirque performance presented by Down To Earth Aerials and bid on exciting auction items.

This year, C&A Board Member Mike Gallina will be the emcee and auctioneer for our live auction. Highlights of the live auction feature two fantastic vacation destinations on the opposite sides of the country and Art from the Classroom. The trips include:

  • A four-day, three-night Las Vegas trip which includes airfare and a Visa Gift card;
  • A seven-day, seven-night Orlando vacation which includes airfare and activity vouchers; and
  • Art from Classroom is created by clients in our four offices.
Welcome sign at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. Las Vegas, USA - September 27, 2018.
Art in Classroom

This year’s silent auction features unique, family activities that will provide exceptional experiences and great memories. Additional auction items deliberately chosen so that everyone’s interests will be piqued include wireless Bluetooth electric smoker, kayak with paddles, kitchen sets, spa packages, a variety of women’s purses by Kate Spade, Coach and Michael Khors, men’s watches, women’s jewelry, an ice cream maker and many more intriguing items.

mobile auction bidding

Due to the pandemic last year, LYLS pivoted from in-person to online, which made attendees more tech-savvy. Therefore, this year’s event will be a hybrid event. Starting Aug. 7, the agency will open the online bidding for auction items to the public. If you are already not preregistered, you create  your account and then begin bidding on items. At the auction, we will continue with the online bidding

which will allow all attendees to watch their items and continue to bid while enjoying delicious food and live entertainment. LYLS event attendees will be able to participate in the Live Auction, so make sure to purchase your tickets to be able to bid on our exciting Live Auction items.

The agency is thrilled to highlight some of the amazing work done by C&A throughout the year. This past May, C&A sponsored its third annual Stark County Mental Health Schools Week. For the first time this year, the agency created a unity video from 12 Stark County Partner School Districts. Overall, the agency introduced 21 Student Mental Health Champions. Each year, C&A strives to add to our partner list and create a strong community within Stark County to promote healthy lives for all our students. The agency’s work does not stop with our local schools but expands to the five Stark County colleges and universities – Kent State University -Stark Campus, Malone University, University of Mount Union, Stark State College and Walsh University. Each year, the agency coordinates with the colleges and universities to host a Mental Health Day with activities and information to increase mental health awareness and acceptance among the campuses.

Monica Gwin, the auction team chaired by Jen Frey and the Mission Advancement Office have worked tirelessly to create a night you surely will not forget. Thank you to all our sponsors who have helped to make this night happen. We want to highlight our Beacon Sponsor – The Repository, Shine Sponsors – PPI Graphics & The Hoover Foundation and Sparkle Sponsors – Schauer Group & Norman Eckinger. Without the generous donations and sponsorships from area businesses, the agency would not be able to provide the services and programs to the more than 4,400 individuals we serve here at C&A.

The agency looks forward to hosting you at our 2021 Let Your Light Shine Event in support of all our services provided at C&A. There are multiple ways for you to participate this year:

  • Purchase a Grand Raffle tickets for $25, with the opportunity to win $2,500.
  • Purchase an $85 ticket to attend the event.
  • Participate in the on-line auction if you are unable to attend.

Tickets are available for purchase by visiting www.childandadolescent.org, scroll over the events tab, and select “LYLS Cirque De Lumiere – Partie Deux.” Remember, a little support from you could mean a world of difference to the families we serve every day.

LYLS Grand Raffle Tickets

For more information, contact Chief Advancement Officer Melissa Coultas at mcoultas@childandadolescent.org or call 330.454.7917, ext. 114