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LACASA supporters challenged to earn $25K grant

A private foundation will award LACASA Center a $25,000 grant if the nonprofit organization exceeds its fall fundraising goal for Denim & Diamonds.

The annual Western-themed fundraising event is set for Sept. 13, 2014, at the private ranch of Gwen Haggerty-Bearden and Stephen Bearden in Howell.

“Sponsorships could have twice the impact if we reach our goal,” said Bonnie McArthur, LACASA development director. “This challenge grant would benefit abused children and victims of interpersonal violence from our community.

“All of our fundraising activities for this event will help qualify us for the challenge grant. From sponsorships and ticket sales to raffles and gambling proceeds, all funds we raise will count toward earning this financial award.”

Guests at this shimmering event enjoy an evening of equestrian shows, Wild West gambling, down-home cooking, wine and beer, live music, line dancing lessons, shopping at the general store, and a variety of smokin’ activities.

“We are inviting the community to take this challenge and support our event in any capacity that they can,” said McArthur. “Every dollar we raise will put us closer to receiving this $25,000 grant.”

To learn more about the event, visit lacasacenter.org or contact Bonnie McArthur, LACASA development director, at 517.548.1350 or email bmcarthur@lacasacenter.org.

LACASA Center is an independent nonprofit that is not affiliated with a national parent agency. The organization depends on individual donations from the community. All contributions stay local.

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