Sock hop benefits abused children

Tribune News Service

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 is hosting a Sock Hop fundraiser with dinner, guest speaker and live music to benefit Project Safe Haven.

The event is 5 p.m., Feb. 11 at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Monday.

The Nevada State Elks Association designated Project Safe Haven, a statewide emergency shelter care program for abused and neglected children, as its state major project in 1990. It was initiated as a joint project between the Nevada State Elks Association and the State of Nevada, Department of Human Resources – Division of Child and Family Services.

Cocktails begin at 5 p.m., with a hamburger/hotdog dinner served at 6 p.m.

Marla Morris of the Division of Child and Family Services in Carson City will speak about Project Safe Haven following dinner.

There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and raffles. Fabrizio will provide the music entertainment, and attendees are encouraged to wear their best 1950s-style attire.

The money donated from the sock hop is used solely to support about 150 Safe Haven Homes that care for the children when they are removed from harms way and placed into Safe Haven foster care homes.

All of the Safe Haven emergency shelter care homes are nonprofit foster homes that undergo very stringent inspections and investigation before being licensed by the state. Often the Safe Haven Homes are called upon in the middle of the night, weekend and holidays to provide a nurturing and supportive home for children, who are traumatized as a result of abuse and neglect.

For more information or tickets, call Toni Wendt at 265-6136.

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