French-themed fundraiser helps homeless
SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Self-Help Housing non-profit organization presents the 12th annual Let Them Eat Cake fundraising event at The Grand Ballroom on Monday, July 14.
The community is invited to celebrate the delectable culinary experience of the French by attending the delightfully unique event that showcases Sacramento’s finest French foods, outstanding local wines and beverages, entertaining live music, amazing artworks by local artists and, of course, magnificent and mouth-watering cakes created by talented local bakeries and chefs.
Each year, the Let Them Eat Cake! fundraising event is scheduled on or near Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette is credited with coining the memorable “Let Them Eat Cake” phrase shortly before the French Revolution).
Local restaurants and bakeries participating in the Let Them Eat Cake event include the following: Bistro Michel, Cupcake a la Mode, Kate’s Kreative Kakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Selland’s Market and Sweet Cupcakes by Rebecca. Guests can also enjoy beverage tastings by outstanding wineries and coffee houses such as Bogle Winery, Lava Cap Winery, Old Soul Co., Perry Creek Winery, Revolution Wines and Scribner Bend Vineyards.
Cake viewing and sampling is central to this festive event. Interested guests are invited to submit their own home-made creations in a spirited and fun cake contest for a chance to win great prizes. Advance entry information is suggested but not required to participate and guests can show up to the event with a cake to be added to the fun competition. Cakes will be judged in three categories: Best Tasting, Most Creative and Most Beautiful. Plus, deliciously tempting cakes created by professional bakers will be part of the silent auction and raffle prizes will add to the excitement of the evening.
In addition to the cake-infused festivities, guests can also relax in a quaint French Café while a talented artist creates keepsake sketches of the memorable event.
The 2014 Let Them Eat Cake event is sponsored by Alliance Française de Sacramento, Western Health Advantage, Mortgage Consultants Group and the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 447. In addition, a number of local dignitaries have agreed to support and/or co-sponsor the fundraising event, including: city of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby; City Councilmembers Steve Cohn, Darrell Fong, Steve Hanson, Kevin McCarty, Bonnie Pannell, Jay Schenirer, and Allen Warren; Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis; Citrus Heights Mayor Mel Turner; State Assemblyman Roger Dickinson; County Supervisors Phil Serna, Jimmie Yee & Don Nattoli; Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones; Honorary Event Chair: Jonathan Porteus – CEO, Wellspace Health; and Facility Sponsor: Moe Mohanna – Mohanna Foundation.
Now in its 12th year, the annual Let Them Eat Cake fundraising event benefits the Sacramento Self-Help Housing organization that is committed to providing positive solutions and workable alternatives for local community members dealing with homelessness or trying to break free from a cycle of unstable living situations.
Let Them Eat Cake takes place in the Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St. in Sacramento. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door. For tickets or more information about Sacramento Self-Help Housing visit sacselfhelp.org or call (915) 341-0593.
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