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5pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Commons at Lewis & Clark Community College

Join us on December 14th for the Celebrity Roast of Karen Wilson, the unparalleled "mover and shaker" of Alton and Godfrey.

As a fervent supporter of local charities and philanthropies, Karen has touched countless lives in our community. Yet, beyond her local impact, she's a seasoned world traveler with tales from every corner of the globe.

This evening promises a delightful fusion of lighthearted jabs, laughter, and heartfelt recognition for Karen's indelible mark on both our local scene and the world beyond. Celebrate, laugh, and honor the journey of a true local luminary.

Karen Wilson

Your Itinerary

Red Carpet Arrival

(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Watch as the who's who of Alton and Godfrey grace the red carpet, giving us their best impressions of our globe-trotting philanthropist, Karen. A cash bar will be available to share a toast, and few laughs amongst friends.

World Buffet
(6:00 PM - 6:50PM)

Dine like Karen does on her world adventures! Sample dishes from every corner of the globe, each with a quirky twist that pays homage to our jet-setting honoree. Did someone say "Eiffel Tower Cheesecake"?

(6:50 PM - 6:55 PM

Join us as we dive deep into Karen's personal, business and travel archives all in the name of fun. Narrated by Karen's closest (and cheekiest) friends.

Roast Session

(6:55 PM - 7:40 PM)

The main event! Karen's friends, colleagues, and a few surprise guests take the stage to deliver their funniest anecdotes, tales, and gentle jabs at our beloved local celebrity. Expect a lot of laughter, a few gasps, and possibly some tears (of joy, of course!). A touch of seriousness amid the fun. We'll be showcasing the local charities and philanthropies that Karen has passionately supported over the years. A reminder that behind all the fun and globe-trotting, there's a heart of gold.

Karen's Counter-Roast

(7:40 PM - 7:50 PM)

Karen gets her chance to clap back! It's her time to roast the roasters and share her side of all the crazy tales we've heard throughout the evening. We're pretty sure she's got a few zingers up her sleeve.

Afterparty: 'Around the Room with Karen'

(7:50 PM - 8:00 PM)

Time for a final toast to Karen before saying "Adieu."

Remember, the event is all in good fun, and it's a chance to celebrate one of Alton and Godfrey's most beloved figures. Let's make it a night Karen will remember (and laugh about) for years to come!

Dress Code:

Globetrotter Chic - Think of your most stylish travel outfit, or perhaps a playful take on one of Karen's iconic travel looks. Safari hats, oversized sunglasses, and world map prints are encouraged!

Pride Incorporated

P.O. Box 683,

Godfrey, IL 62035

(618) 467-2375