Stellar costume event to benefit Hands4Hope

By From page B2 | August 13, 2014

Save the Date for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities.

The “Intergalactic Shindig at Area 51″ promises to be out of this world. Diane Wilkinson Catering will be providing a stellar dinner and assortment of appetizers and a live band will entertain guests.

There will also be a silent and live auction, a dessert auction, dancing, fun photo booths and costume contest.

“Good Day Sacramento” television personality Mark S Allen will emcee the event in his usual spirited and fun fashion. No telling what costume he will wear this year.

The “Intergalactic Shindig at Area 51” will take place from 6-11p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado hills.

Tickets are $85 per person, $160 per couple or $650 for a table of 8. Table sponsorships are available for $1,500. Tickets are available online. For more details visit the Website at

All tickets include dinner, dancing and an open bar with wine and beer.

“The benefit dinner is Hands4Hope’s most important fundraising event and is key to making the programs we do possible,” said Jennifer Bassett, founder and executive director of Hands4Hope.

“Hands4Hope currently serves 1,250 young people through our after-school program, in addition to having a service learning program at 14 schools from Sacramento to Placerville. Youth are coming out of our program more confident, more aware and more willing to take on issues facing their community,” said Bassett.

Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference is a nonprofit based in El Dorado County, serving El Dorado and Sacramento counties, that empowers youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action and leadership.

For more information on Hands4Hope or the benefit dinner and costume ball call 916-919-5695 or visit

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