|Trinity Standard - Local News
Copyright 2013 - Polk County Publishing Company
Celebrity event benefits SAAFE House
Trinity Standard -
TRINITY – About 20 local celebrities will put on their aprons and wait on guest during the annual SAAFE House "Denim & Diamonds" Celebrity Waiter event. The benefit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 to raise funds for the local SAAFE House program. SAAFE House is the local nonprofit organization that provides immediate, free, and confidential services to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They also strive to educate the community at large to prevent and eliminate the causes of such violence. Two different "safe" shelters are operated by SAAFE House, one in Huntsville and the other in Livingston, but not all clients need such shelter. Outreach services are offered to anyone in need and engage a large portion of the time expended by Crisis Intervention Advocates. Celebrity Waiter Chair Julia McMichael is lining up a stellar group of local celebrity waiters to serve guests who are now starting to sell tickets at $30 each. Those who need a ticket or a table may contact McMichael at (936) 355-6402 or call the SAAFE House at either (936)594-6415 or (936) 291-3529. There will be a silent auction beginning in the 6 p.m. social hour followed by a meal and a live auction for products, services and desserts after the meal. Auction items are being sought at this time and SAAFE House is looking for donations for these auctions. The list is growing, and items and or donations are accepted until Friday, Oct. 5. For an auction form email Dee Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (936) 291-3529. Also at the event will be the drawing for the quilt donated by the Women's Mission Group at Riverside United Methodist Church. Quilt tickets can be purchased until Oct. 11 at the SAAFE House Office(s) in Huntsville or Trinity or during the event on the 12th. Rana Wingo is the SAAFE House Coordinator for Trinity County providing services, with support from the entire Huntsville staff. The Trinity office could not operate without the support of the local community, and SAAFE House is inviting local citizens to come out to enjoy a relaxing evening and support a really great cause. There will be no tickets sold at the door.