Women’s Shelter Gems and Stems

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Women's Shelter

The Calcasieu Women's Shelter's annual Gems & Stems fundraiser will take place on Friday, February 19, at Treasures of Marilyn's in Lake Charles. This sparkling and innovative event benefits both the Calcasieu Women's Shelter and Rape Crisis Outreach.

As guests enter, they may purchase beverages in stemware with velvet pouches attached. Inside this pouch is a gem of mountable quality. The silent auction may be viewed prior to dinner and dancing. A live auction will be featured after the Lenten menu dinner. By popular demand, Gervis Guidry and John Haley will return to provide dinner and dancing music.

Gems & Stems provides much needed funding to provide for the Shelter and programs in our community that address domestic violence and sexual assault. Sponsors include Entergy, First Federal Bank, Cameron State Bank, L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, and ServiceMaster. Cocktails and the unveiling of the Silent Auction items begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and music set to begin at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for $50.00 per person.  Cocktail attire is requested. Contact the Shelter to purchase individual tickets or tables at 436-4552 or (800) 223-8066.  Those who cannot attend but would like to make a donation to The Calcasieu Women's Shelter & Rape Crisis Outreach, please mail your tax deductible donation to: CWS, PO Box 276, Lake Charles, LA 70602.