Prescott Area Shelter Services Annual Women's Tea Fundraiser 4/11/15

03 March 2015   Tom Agostino
PASS Annual Women’s Afternoon Tea   A Garland of Roses A Kentucky Derby TraditionSaturday, April 11 2015  Prescott Adult Center 1280 E Rosser St, Prescott 12:30 - 3pm, $40.00 Tickets: 928-778-5933, www.prescottshelter.org/tea15 for more info:  Tom Agostino  928-830-0607   Enjoy an afternoon steeped in the tradition of the Kentucky Derby, with southern flavors, plenty of good spirit and hats! Prescott Area Shelter Services Women's Afternoon Tea fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 12:30 to 3pm at the Prescott Adult Center. The Tea, with the theme “A Garland of Roses,” will be hosted by Marnie Uhl. Entertainment will be provided by Cheek2cheeK, with delectable dishes once again by The Poor Girl Gourmet. There will be a raffle and a silent auction, a Wine Bar and a Derby-themed Hat Contest. All proceeds will support Prescott Area Shelter Service and The Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. The roses were first established as part of the Derby celebration when they were presented to all the ladies attending a fashionable Louisville Derby party. The roses were such a sensation, that the president of Churchill Downs, Col. Lewis Clark, adopted the rose as the race's official flower. The rose garland now synonymous with the Kentucky Derby first appeared in 1896 when the winner, Ben Brush, a thoroughbred bay stallion, was draped with a blanket of white and pink roses over his shoulders.   Prescott Area Shelter Services houses the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS) and the Prescott Family Shelter. Since opening in February 2009 the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter has served over 1,700 homeless women and children and 29 families. Our transition rate into permanent housing is 90%.   During our five years of service PAWS has worked to alleviate Yavapai County’s growing need for a permanent emergency shelter for homeless women and children. The homeless/transitional women and children are the most vulnerable in our community. It is our mission to help homeless women to gain the skills, resources and support to transition out of homelessness. Above all, we strive to ensure that every woman and child at the shelter feels safe, nurtured and rested.