Seersucker and a Solitaire: Lively fundraiser to benefit St. Nicholas Center for Children

Published 7:05 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Seersucker & a Solitaire event to benefit the St. Nicholas Center for Children.

On August 19 at 6 p.m., the nonprofit organization is set to host guests dressed in their swankiest seersucker and summer attire at Treasures of Marilyn’s, located at 3510 5th Avenue in Lake Charles.

In addition to offering delicious food and good times, guests attending will have the opportunity to win a one carat solitaire diamond that will be provided by Navarra’s Jewelry & Gifts just for this year’s event.

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Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne and take part in a small auction featuring what organizers promise will be fabulous items and adventures.

Tickets are $125 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The event is the second largest fundraiser for the non-profit group that provides services to children with autism and their families, and the first to be held since the Covid-19 pandemic and the historic weather events of 2020.

Spokesperson Brittany Schwem said that the fundraiser is vital to allowing the organization to continue its work in assisting local families and children with autism.

“The unique piece to our fundraisers is that 100 percent of the proceeds benefit local kids with autism. Whether it goes to offering scholarships for families in need, purchasing therapeutic equipment, or providing funding for new programs, each of our kids benefit from every penny raised,” Schwem stated.

Since its inception in 2008, the center has provided families with much-needed therapy services that includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational, and speech therapy. In addition, the non-profit provides registered line technicians at local schools, parent/staff trainings, and free workshops for teachers and daycare providers through its outreach services.

Above all, Schwem said the center’s sole mission is to improve the lives of children with autism.

“The most rewarding part of our center is watching the kids’ growth, and we know wholeheartedly that community support and acceptance contributes to every milestone reached. Many of our clients come to us without a method of communication and often with behaviors that make everyday activities feel impossible. After a short time at SNC, children are making undeniable progress and reaching their fullest potential. St. Nicholas Center is in the heart of every family we serve and we couldn’t fulfill our mission without the backing of our generous supporters,” Schwem stated.

For more information on purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event, contact Schwem at 337-491-0800.