In 1978 the ladies of the Sorosis Club started a fundraiser called The Haunted House. The planning for this event starts as early as the month of May. It takes approximately 3 weeks to build and decorate the club for this annual fund raiser. The doors to this event are open the last two weekends of October for six nights: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. The Haunted House is our largest fundraiser and with 37 years of experience and counting we can proudly say that we are the best in the area! The money generated from this event enables us to do many great things for the children in our community.
The Operation Santa program was designed to provide Christmas assistance to Orange City families in need. The toys we collect must be new and unwrapped. Most of these children are all too familiar with hand-me-downs, second-hand toys and the like. We want to give them something new…something that is theirs and theirs alone.
Our goal is to provide toys, books, games and stocking stuffers for the kids, and a turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas dinner. Our club is all about the children. The holiday season becomes more stressfull when suffering a financial hardship. We wish to help these families provide their children with pleasant memories that will last them a lifetime.
The Sorosis Club Easter egg hunt takes place on the Saturday one week before Easter Sunday. This event is held at Valentine Park in Orange City on French Avenue. Kids can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, get their face painted, play in a bounce house and have a hot dog, chips and a drink all for free! The Easter Bunny arrives via Fire Truck to begin our Egg Hunt. Volunteers take the time to fill 6,000+ eggs. To give everyone a safe and sporting chance at collecting eggs we have divided our egg hunt to age categories and they are as follows; 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and a handicap accessible area for all ages. There are two prize win ning eggs in each area that can be redeemed for a free Easter Basket filled with goodies.
Dinner with Santa takes place the on the second Saturday of December, the same day as the Orange City Christmas Parade. This event takes place at 222 East University Avenue at the Orange City Sorosis Club. We have a Santa house with Santa so the kids can get their pictures taken. All of the children will receive a coloring book, crayons and a balloon while supplies last. They can also enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink for free before the parade starts just a short walk away on Highway 17-92.
Please contact us for information on how you can participate in any of our annual events.