Here's a great event coming up next week for gals who like to dress up, drink and dance. And what woman doesn't? Especially when the fun is for a great cause like helping foster kids.
It's the Ladies of Hollywood fundraiser for ATEEM, CASA's mentoring program for foster care youth. The evening promises to be a barrel of fun with music by DJ Shelda, food by Two Chefs Catering, photographs by Dalisa Photography and plenty of drinks from Blue Spirit Distillery, Jones of Washington winery, Icicle Brewery and more. Swag bags, balloons and a silent auction will add to the fun.
Sorry guys, but this event is only open to women. Bring ID to show you are over 21. This is a chance to dress up and be a part of the glam and gliter of Hollywood, but you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, said Emily Wheet, ATEEM coordinator.
The best thing about the event is that all proceeds go to ATEEM. So what is ATEEM, you may ask?
ATEEM stands for Adolescents in Transition to Education and Employment through Mentoring. It's a new program that provides older foster youth, ages 12 to 21, with a mentor who will help get them through school and into stable adulthood.
ATEEM is part of Chelan-Douglas CASA. CASA, if you don't know already, stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, those wonderful volunteers that help guide neglected children removed from their families through the courts and into foster homes.
Ladies of Hollywood is from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Wenatchee Eagles Hall, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Gold's Gym in Wenatchee or East Wenatchee or at the CASA office at 431 Douglas St. For more information, call Emily Wheet at 662-7350.