The Clark County Homeless Coalition is moving forward with plans for a new homeless shelter
in Clark County, but they still need plenty of support from the community.
“It was really an evolutionary process. You know, this community is such a supportive one, and we thought, wouldn’t it be fun to raise money for the homeless shelter while having a great, fun evening,” said coalition member Tracey Miller.
She and fellow coalition members hope that Winchester residents will come out in full force for the Winter Gala Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Winchester Opera House. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds go toward renovation of the shelter building and day-to-day operations.
The property is located at 25 Wainscott Ave., in front of the former People Helping People building.
Opera House owner Vanessa Ziembroski is donating use of the building and food, and Opera House staff members are donating their time to work at the event. Miller said such generous donations make the event and the new shelter possible.
“We’ve just had an outpouring,” Miller said.
The evening will begin with performances by a jazz combo, followed by the keynote address from Miss Kentucky, Djuan Trent. Raising awareness about homelessness was Trent’s platform at the Miss America pageant. Local band Looney and the Tunz will perform during the evening.
Table sponsorships are available, ranging from $600 for a table for eight to $175 for a bar top table for four.
“From the onset, it was a great, creative process,” Miller said of organizing the gala.
The event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Cocktail attire is requested. Heavy hors d’ouerves will be served, and there will be a cash bar.
For ticket information, call 859-644-7679 or e-mail email@example.com.
“It’s really been a community outpouring. When you live in a small town like Winchester, it’s such an amazing feeling to have people come together like this,” Miller said.
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