Vernon Women’s Transition House holds a fundraiser

This One's for the Girls and the Guys who support them takes place April 19

The Vernon Women’s Transition House fundraiser, This One’s for the Girls and the Guys who support them, takes place Thursday during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week.

“We have a wonderful Transition House built with the generosity of community donations and which is now 18 years old and needing more maintenance than in the past,” said Brooke McLardy, Transition House programs manager. “We are fundraising to assist with that, with continuing to replace furniture and other household items as needed, and in order to purchase items for the women and children who stay there.

“We are looking for silent auction items and for the community to come out and attend what promises to be a wonderful evening,”

The event takes place Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. The evening includes wine and cheese, a speaker who is a survivor of domestic violence, a silent auction and local entertainment organized by Tanya Lipscomb. Tickets are $20 (includes first glass of wine) and can be purchased by calling 250-558-3850.