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14th Annual Dining with Friends

Dining with Friends in Charleston, SC Spring 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 participate.

  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.

  Dining with friends with Gil ShulerA 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 creaDining with friends party glasses.tive 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 Dining with friends host party.guests 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.

Host party for Dining with Friends in Charleston, SC.  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.

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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.

Franklin Blunt
843-747-2273 ext. 202 

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