Ten years of progress toward ending homelessness will be celebrated with a gala dinner and auction of fine art on Saturday, May 21.
The Serenity House of Clallam County fundraiser will be held in The Legends Room of The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim, beginning with a no host social hour at 5 p.m., program at 6 p.m.
Lynda Day George, a leading television actress throughout the 1970s, and State Sen. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way will be the featured speakers.
George is a supporter of a soon-to-open youth drop-in center at Serenity House’s Sequim Housing Resource Center.
“Something has to happen, particularly for young people who are homeless,” said George, who owns rental properties in Port Angeles and divides her time between Sequim and California.
Miloscia is recognized statewide as a “housing hero” for his lead role, especially when he was chair of the state House of Representatives’ housing committee in 2005, in dramatically increasing state spending for the homeless and requiring the state and each county to create a plan to address the root causes of homelessness.
The event celebrates accomplishments under the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Clallam County, written as a result of Miloscia’s legislation, and raises funds to support Serenity House’s ongoing efforts to end homelessness.
Emcee Scott Schaefer, Serenity House board president, will recognize organizations and elected officials who have been key partners in reducing homelessness by 65 percent in Clallam County from 2006-2015.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 per plate (two for $95), for a marinated flank steak dinner with gourmet sides, desserts and soft drinks. Table sponsorships are $400.
Seating is limited. Tickets are available at Serenity House thrift stores at 551 W. Washington St., Sequim, and 502 E. First St., Port Angeles, the administration office at 2203 W. 18th St., Port Angeles, or via PayPal at www.serenityhouseclallam.org/donate.html. Call 452-7224 to donate art for the auction.