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LIVE on CET! Won't Be On TV This Year

Courtesy WCET-TV

You can't watch the annual LIVE on CET! fund-raiser on TV this year, so the folks at WCET-TV are hoping you'll buy a ticket to attend and bid on the auction items in person.

LIVE On CET! will be Wednesday, Sept. 21, at  JACK Casino downtown, since the usual location – Music Hall Ballroom – is closed for the massive Music Hall renovation.

Here's the info from Kellie May, CET and ThinkTV (Channel 48 and 16) public relations and digital media specialist:

Tickets Available for LIVE! on CET

Credit WCET-TV
Al Vontz III

CET will honor Heidelberg Distributing and Co-Chair/President Albert W. Vontz III at the station’s annual LIVE! on CET event. The gala will be held Wednesday, September 21, at JACK Cincinnati Casino in downtown Cincinnati.

“The Heidelberg Distributing company and the Vontz family have stayed true to their devotion to CET throughout the years! From their generous wine donations for our annual auction to their undying support for our organization, we are proud to honor them this year for their commitment to the future of public media in our community,” said Joycee Simedinger, LIVE! on CET event chair.

Since 1977, Heidelberg has donated a total of approximately $3 million in wine to events such as CET Action Auction and CET’s sister station ThinkTV’s GreatTVAuction.

Tickets($150 each/$200 for a patron)  to LIVE! on CET can be purchased online or by calling the CET events office at 513-345-6579. The gala starts at 5:30 p..m. and will include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live auction, silent auction, mystery buy-a-box and a cork pull for wine.

The items listed below are just a few of the many that will be featured in this year’s live auction:

Bengals Tickets

Cincinnati Opera Package

Playhouse in the Park Christmas Carol Experience

Diamond Sapphire Earrings

Pizza for a year from LaRosas

Cincinnati Wine Festival Experience

Oscar Robertson Autographed Basketball

Cincinnati Ballet Nutcracker Experience

Fig Leaf Topaz Necklace

Spend the day with the Fire Chief

Proceeds from LIVE! on CET will go towards supporting CET’s mission to enrich and positively impact lives by providing quality, educational public television programs throughout Greater Cincinnati!