Ladies, grab your girlfriends and reserve a little time for yourself. Take advantage of an opportunity to support GATE Pregnancy Resource Center.
The center offers hope and support to girls who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. The center, on Morris Street in Harrisburg, is a non-profit organization that relies on financial donations for operating expenses and purchasing supplies.
The event called "What to Wear" will be held 6- 9 p.m. May 14 at the Providence Baptist Church, 5315 N.C. 49 south.
The board of directors and volunteer committee of GATE planned the event. "I am so proud of the volunteers for all the hours and sacrificial work each one has given to ensure that this is a top notch event," said Jan Cranford, Director of GATE.
The event includes a full dinner, seminar and silent auction. The "What to Wear" seminar will be presented by Shari Braendel, a national conference speaker from the University area of Charlotte. Her presentation focuses on the beauty and worth of women and helps attendees learn what it takes to be beautiful from the inside out. Braendel advises women to avoid wearing black, begs them to throw away the "mom" jeans and inspires women to new levels of confidence regarding appearance. She focuses on accepting and embracing your body, whatever its shape and size, as well as teaches attendees how to dress with individual style. This is an interactive presentation; following the seminar, each attendee receives a color analysis, compliments of Braendel and her assistant.
Charlene Whichel organized the catered dinner and silent auction with the help of other volunteers. The dinner will be provided by Ruby Tuesday and will consist of salad, bread, pasta and chicken, followed by desserts from local bakeries.
Everyone at the event will have the chance to participate in the silent auction. Volunteers collected overnight vacations, facials, massage, cooking basket, coffee and bagels, car , a family fun night basket, meals from Dinner on Demand, gift certificates from Chili's, Ruby Tuesday, Utopia Tan, Mainstreet Deli, movie passes, a golf package and more.
Proceeds go to GATE to offset expenses at the center and to help cover budget needs.