December 16, 2015 – REACH Prepares to Celebrate at the 2015 Holiday Gala

By Anna Denson

Article also available at The Mountaineer

Christmas1REACH employees and volunteers are all in good cheer as they get ready for the black tie 2015 Holiday Gala to held Dec. 19, at Laurel Ridge Country Club. Organizers have already arranged a number of festivities, such as a gourmet meal of stuffed chicken or sirloin steak and a chocolate lava cake with peppermint ice cream for dessert.

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REACH volunteers Jan Ariko, Kay Isserman, and Sandra Green create beautiful decorations for the event.

The event will have live music by two different performing groups — the string quartet Signature Winds during cocktail hour, and Stone Crazy Band for dancing.

The holiday gala is a new tradition for REACH, after seeing great success at last year’s event. The 2014 gala was attended by more than 100 guests and raised close to $6,600 for the charity.

There are still some tickets left for the 2015 gala, which will take place this Saturday, December 19th, from 6pm to 10pm at Laurel Ridge. The price is $100 per person, and each ticket includes a full dinner, as well as wonderful music, ambiance, and of course great company. The proceeds from this event go to support REACH of Haywood, a local nonprofit that provides shelter and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

To purchase your tickets, visit the REACH website or mail a check in the correct amount to PO Box 206, Waynesville, NC 28786. For those who are unable to attend but still wish to contribute, REACH accepts donations year round by the same means as above.

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REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.


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