A fundraiser event next month will help raise funds and awareness of domestic assault programs in the county.

LACASA Center will hold one of its largest fundraisers of the year next month. The 7th annual Denim & Diamonds event is set for Saturday, September 30th in Marion Township. Raffle prizes include a diamond worth $6,000. The event will include Wild West gambling, live music by Kari Holmes, line dancing, acrobatic horse shows, cigar & spirits saloon, bonfire & gourmet s’mores and then a grand finale fireworks display to cap off the evening. It will be held at the Cross W Ranch on D-19, which has a rustic barn with a horse arena. Renee Chodkowski, better known as The Great Foodini, will be the evening’s emcee. The self-described “foodie” is known on the national and local food-show scenes.

Tickets for Denim & Diamonds are $100 each and include a country smokehouse buffet dinner, beer & wine, gambling-loot starter kit, entertainment and parking. To learn more about the event, visit the link below. (JK)