Help advocate for something good

Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center hosts annual fundraiser

Submitted Photos The Champagne and Ice Gala is a chance for the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center to not only raise funds to support the many things they do, but to also bring awareness to their cause. Volunteers help provide free champagne and hors d’oeuvre to guests.

The Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center works to provide a compassionate and effective way to bring services to children victimized by abuse. They run a multi-disciplinary team to respond to cases of child abuse.

The group has been serving multiple counties in the Northwest and North Central regions of North Dakota for some time. Members work to help reduce the trauma associated with reporting child abuse and to hold offenders accountable.

Now on Saturday they will be hosting their Ninth Annual Champagne and Ice fundraiser event.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour with free champagne and hors d’oeurves alongside silent and live auctions and more. Melissa Spelchin will be the entertainment for this hour. There will be a total of five raffles throughout the night,

After the cocktail hour, Moments Notice will take over for the entertainment.

“It’s a great opportunity to come and support a good cause,” said Christal Halseth, NPCAC executive director.

NPCAC uses this event as a way to not only raise funds to continue all they do but to also help make the community aware of who they are, what they stand for and that abuse to children happens in our community. They rely heavily on donations from the community and grants to offer their services. Clients pay nothing.

“Unfortunately people don’t know about us until they need us, but we want people to know what we do,” explained Halseth.

Tickets for the event cost $50 per person and all in attendance must be 21 or older. They can be purchased at the NPCAC office on the second floor of Bremer Bank or at the door of the event.