The Woodward News

October 11, 2013

Crisis center to host cocktail party fundraiser

Rowynn Ricks
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Northwest Domestic Crisis Services is offering you the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail for a good cause.

The crisis center will be hosting its 3rd annual Woodward Bites event on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Woodward Conference Center.

Kristi Hill, an advocate with the crisis center, described the event as "an old fashioned cocktail party."

Hill said it will be a time for adults to dress up and come together to enjoy "good food and drinks, great conversation, and some light background music."

In addition to cocktails, she said they will be serving wine and beer along with heavy hors d'oeuvres.

There is limited seating for the party, but Hill said "we still have a few more tables and tickets to sell."

The proceeds from the event tickets will go to benefit the clients of Northwest Domestic Crisis Services (NWDCS), she said.

"All the money goes to help support our clients and their children, whether it be for transportation or food or just whatever they need to stay out of an abusive situation," Hill said.

She said that NWDCS staff will be sharing more information about the various services that the crisis center provides to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault during the Woodward Bites event.

Community support through participation in fundraisers like Woodward Bites has become more critical than ever, Hill said.

"Right now with money so tight, we need local support more than we've ever needed it in the past," she said.

So in addition to the ticket proceeds, Hill said the crisis center will also be raising money by "selling chances for a one carat diamond that was donated by Mead Jewelers."

"We also have a purple quilt that the chances will be good for also," she said.

The quilt, which was made and donated by members of the local Friendship Quilters Guild, features purple fabric since a purple ribbon is the symbol of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is recognized each October.

For more information about NWDCS or to purchase a ticket for the Woodward Bites event, contact the crisis center at 256-1215.

"We hope people will give us a call if they would like to go," Hill said, noting "we would be more than happy to even deliver their tickets to them."