January 24, 2005
Help to prevent child abuse
It's time to find that special costume and get ready for a Mardi Gras.
Prevent Child Abuse Porter County will hold its sixth annual costume ball "Mardi Gras Style" form 8 to midnight March 5 at the Strongbow Banquet Center. Hosted by Steve Zana of Indiana 105, music will be provided by The Relics. Light cajun style refreshments will be served.
During the event a silent auction will again be held with many articles available for purchase to the highest bidder. Tickets for the event are $40 for singles and $75 for couples. All proceeds will go to child abuse education and prevention programs.
During the annual event Prevent Child Abuse Porter County will recognize an individual who has demonstrated concern and care for children and youth of Porter County. The Third Annual Hero for Children Award will be presented to the winning nominee at the Prevent Child Abuse Porter County Mardi Gras fund-raiser. Nominations will be accepted from any organization or individual in Porter County.
Please consider the following criteria when submitting a nominee: This individual has devoted selfless time to improving the lives of children beyond family or workplace responsibilities. This individual demonstrates creativity and a willingness to respond to the needs of children. This individual may serve in areas that are less attractive to others but are invaluable to a child's learning or support system. This individual is an inspiration and role model to children. All entries should be submitted in writing and be no more than 500 words. Entries can be sent either by mail, email or fax to Prevent Child Abuse Porter County c/o Sandra Mannakee, 1705 Snead Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304 or call (219) 921-1746. Nominations must be received by Feb. 1. The award committee will make the final decision. The person or agency submitting the winning entry will be notified and invited to the fund-raiser. For information, call Mannakee at (219) 921-1630 or LuAnn Shirley at 531-9012
Posted by Nancy at January 24, 2005 09:47 PM