Lake Charles, LA - L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort presents "Tasting on the Terrace: An Evening in Support of the Children's Advocacy Center." The first in a series of "Tasting on the Terrace", this fun and informative event will take place Monday, December 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, on the newly renovated Event Center Terrace. L'Auberge‘s wine experts will help you learn while you sample over 50 unique wines from 9 local and regional vendors. Find a new favorite vineyard, choose unique wine for seasonal gifts or order up the perfect vintage to serve at your holiday parties.
Tickets cost $35 and are available for purchase now at www.ticketmaster.com or at the L'Auberge Business Center. Guests must be 21. Wines sampled on December 6th may be ordered for purchase and picked up at The Wine Store on Nelson Road the following week. Following the event, attendees can show their credentials at any L'Auberge restaurant to receive a 20% discount on their meal; alcohol excluded.
Southwest Louisiana artist Candice Alexander will also be on hand to create a live painting of the event (www.candicealexander.com ). The painting will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Raffle tickets will be available for $5. All proceed benefit CAC.
All event proceeds will benefit The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Family and Youth- www.fyca.org. According to Darkness to Light's "Stewards of Children" report, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys, in the nation, are sexually abused prior to age 18… that's 2 kids in 10 – 20% of the population. In 2009, Family and Youth's CAC saw over 447 children in Southwest Louisiana, who were reported to have been severely sexually molested or physically abused. The CAC is a child-friendly facility designed to coordinate services for these children. Designed and managed to reduce the effects of trauma, the CAC's staff work together with area prosecutors, law enforcement agents, social service workers, therapists, victim advocates and medical professionals to investigates child abuse allegations and reduce the number of investigative interviews typically experienced by victims. For more information call Family and Youth at 337.436.9533.
Family & Youth, a United Way Agency, believes that all individuals possess the ability to solve their own challenges and live full and healthy lives when support is available. It is the mission of Family & Youth to provide affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to the advocacy, counseling, and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana. Our effort and commitment to building family values will guarantee a stable and stronger community.