A popular western-style event with smokin’ activities will help raise funds and awareness of domestic assault programs in Livingston County this Saturday.

Denim & Diamonds is one of the LACASA Center’s largest fundraisers of the year. Now in its seventh year, proceeds from the jeans-preferred fundraiser help to support local victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence. Denim & Diamonds will be held at the Cross W Ranch on D-19 in Marion Township, which has a rustic barn and horse arena. LACASA President and CEO Bobette Schrandt tells WHMI it’s a great event to kick up your heels and have a good time in a relaxed setting.

This year’s event will feature returning favorites for activities but also a brand new equestrian show and a Diamond Mine Raffle, where one lucky winner will take home a $6,000 diamond. Only 100 tickets for the diamond raffle will be sold and advance sales will run through Friday. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

The event will also include Wild West gambling, live music, line dancing, acrobatic horse shows, cigar & spirits saloon, bonfire & gourmet s’mores and then a grand finale fireworks display to cap off the evening. Renee Chodkowski, better known as The Great Foodini, will be among 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. More information and advance tickets sales are available through the provided link. (JM)