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Hands4Hope hosting dinner for thieves

By From page A3 | October 02, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit group’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities.

“Thieves In The Temple” will have a bit of an “Indiana Jones”/”Lara Croft Tomb Raider”/ “The Mummy: feel to it. Placerville’s Old Town Grill  will serve up delicious food and the band Boogie Shooz will entertain guests. When they’re not dancing or trying to impress judges during the costume contest, guests will have a chance to check out silent auction items and participate in a live auction. “Good Day Sacramento” television personality Mark S Allen will emcee the event in his usual spirited and fun fashion . . . no telling what costume he will wear this year.

“Hands4Hope’s Benefit Dinner & Costume Ball is going to bigger and better than ever this year. With our theme, Thieves in the Temple, our decorations are going to be over the top with three themed seating areas featuring India, Egypt and China,” said Davia Weiner, benefit chair.  “I’m sure we’ll see several Indiana Joneses, veiled princesses and many other exotic costumes that night. We will have two photo areas for fun individual and group photos, a hosted bar and a live band. It is going to be a festive, fun night, all for a great cause!”

The “Thieves in the Temple” dinner and costume ball will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills, 1000 Mercedes Lane. Tickets are $85 per person, $160 per couple, or a full table of eight for $640 through hands4hopeyouth.org. All tickets include dinner, dancing, an open bar with wine, beer and vodka. The famous “Wine Wall” will also be back, with chances for attendees to win 30 or more bottles of wine.

“The benefit dinner is Hands4Hope’s most important fundraising event and is key to making the programs we do possible,” said Jennifer Bassett, founder and executive director of Hands4Hope. “Hands4Hope currently serves 1,200 young people through our after-school program, in addition to having a service learning program at twelve schools from Sacramento to Placerville. Youth are coming out of our program more confident, more aware, and more willing to take on issues facing their community.”

Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference is a nonprofit based in El Dorado County, serving El Dorado and Sacramento counties, that empowers youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action and leadership. For more information on Hands4Hope or the benefit dinner and costume ball call (916) 919-5695 or visit hands4hopeyouth.org.

Special to Village Life


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