Events 2006 > 2006 Annual Dining
14th Annual Dining with Friends
fever has already set in as Charleston gears up for the highly anticipated
14th Annual Dining with Friends fundraiser for the Charleston-based Low
country AIDS Services (LAS).
Beginning with a Host Party in March and wrapping up with the exciting
Dessert and Champagne finale event in May, this year is sure to be the
biggest fundraising year yet, with over 5,500 people expected to
Dining with Friends raised $115,000 for LAS last year and recruited over
5,500 participants, and organizers are hopeful that 2006 will surpass those
numbers with a goal of $150,000.
kick-off Host Party will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd, at the
Renaissance Hotel in downtown Charleston from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This opening
party serves as a “thank-you” from LAS to all of those who have signed up to
host a party during Dining With Friends in May.
All of the information needed to host a dinner in May will be available at
the Host Party, as well as live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and party
ideas. It is not only a way for hosts to get some creative
ideas for throwing their own fundraising dinners, but to mingle with other
hosts and guests while enjoying great food and music.
The exciting finale Dining with Friends event will take place on
Saturday, May 6th, 2006. Anyone interested in supporting LAS is encouraged
to host dinners of any size, scale and theme on the evening of May 6th at
their homes, churches, workplaces, or any other venue.
LAS will provide hosts with red ribbons, party invitations, posters and
party tips as needed for their dinners. Dinner
are encouraged to bring a donation, which will go directly toward funding
programs at LAS.
Following the dinners, hosts and their guests are invited to a grand
champagne and dessert event at the Maritime Center in downtown Charleston.
The Dessert and Champagne party will take place from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and
will feature live music and an array of tantalizing bubbles and desserts,
prepared by Charleston’s brightest pastry chefs, restaurants and bakers.
Dining With Friends is a tremendously fun, simple and meaningful way to not
only share a wonderful evening with friends, but to help feed, nourish and
support friends living in the tri-county area affected with HIV/AIDS. Those
interested in hosting a dinner party on Saturday, May 6th, are encouraged to
sign-up in advance in order to attend the Host Party in March. To sign-up or
for more information, please contact Franklin Blunt at 843-747-2273, ext.
202 or e-mail.
Dining With Friends Sponsors:
Low country Aids Services
LAS is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) social service agency serving people
infected with HIV/AIDS in the Charleston Area. It is the only private or
public organization in the Trident district (Charleston, Berkeley, and
Dorchester counties) whose sole purpose is to deal with the issues
surrounding HIV infection and AIDS. LAS provides emergency care, nutritional
care, client scholarships to HIV-related programs and retreats, prevention
education, support groups, financial assistance and legal services for over
700 clients each year. For more information, see
www.aids-services.com or call 843-747-2273.
2006 DINING WITH
843-747-2273 ext. 202
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