New Newaygo County center against child abuse to host Roaring 20s casino fundraiser
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. – The new Center for Hope and Healing serving children and families in Newaygo, Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties is holding a “Roaring 20s Casino Royale Fundraiser” on Saturday, May 21, to support programs against child abuse and neglect. The fun-filled event will be held at the center, located just north of White Cloud on M-37, at 601 N. Evergreen Dr., White Cloud. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite 1920s characters.
Attendees can enjoy games such as blackjack, roulette, Texas hold ‘em, craps, Caribbean stud and Let it Ride with professional dealers between 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. A silent auction and dinner are scheduled at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., with cocktails and a tour of the new facility, where renovations are expected to be completed in April. The 23,000-square-foot center is a joint project of Open Arms Child Advocacy Center and Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
“The Center for Hope and Healing’s Roaring 20s fundraiser will be a ton of fun for a great cause and we invite everyone in Newaygo, Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties to join us and help fight child abuse and neglect,” said OACAC executive director Amy Taylor. “Rolling some dice can go a long way toward giving children and families in our communities the resources and support to be safer and more secure.”
“The Center for Hope and Healing represents a new chapter in our fight against child abuse in Newaygo, Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties,” said NCPCAN executive director Tara Nelson. “By supporting local community events like our Roaring 20s casino fundraiser, we can help children who face challenges draw more aces in life so they can succeed.”
Tickets are $50 and include dinner and two drinks. They can be purchased online by clicking here or by following links on either agency’s websites. If you have questions, please call 231-225-2015.
The newly renovated Center for Hope and Healing provides a welcoming, safe and private environment for families in Newaygo, Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties. The center features dedicated spaces for a range of services to prevent abuse and neglect, including:
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