Sedona AZ (February 17, 2016) – Dust off your boots and shine up your belt buckles: Picnic in the Moonlight is back! The event, a fundraiser for the Verde Valley Sanctuary, will take place Sunday, April 17, 4-8 p.m., at Sky Ranch Lodge on Airport Mesa. Relax with a cold beer or a glass of wine, kick up your heels to live music by Bill Bassett’s Trailblazers, learn to line dance, participate in live and silent auctions, and play a carnival-style game to win beautiful gourmet baskets filled with tasty vittles from your favorite local restaurants. Once you’ve won your basket, make yourself comfortable at checker-clothed tables and enjoy your feast surrounded by your friends and neighbors (not to mention one of the best red rock views in town). All proceeds from the event will benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary’s emergency shelter.
“The sanctuary’s emergency shelter serves women and children fleeing domestic violence situations, and it’s in serious need of a new kitchen,” says Jennifer Yates, the board of director’s vice president. “Funds raised from Picnic in the Moonlight, including monies from the auctions and raffle, will go toward building a commercial kitchen. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of a kitchen in this type of facility. It’s the heart of the shelter. Women cook for their children in the kitchen, and it’s where they learn important life skills. The board of directors thinks it’s past time the shelter gets the kitchen it deserves.”
Tickets for Picnic in the Moonlight are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.verdevalleysanctuary.org. For more info, call 928-282-2563 or 928-634-2511. Please note that this event is expected to sell out.
Verde Valley Sanctuary is a multi-service agency that responds to the problem of domestic abuse in the Sedona-Verde Valley community. The agency was founded in 1993. Programs have grown and been developed in response to community needs and presently include an emergency shelter with a 24-hour hotline, transitional housing, community and youth outreach, and legal advocacy. All programs are staffed with trained, paid employees. To make a donation, please send a check to P.O. Box 595, Sedona, AZ 86339 or visit the website. For more information, call 928-634-2511 or visit www.verdevalleysanctuary.org.