Carnevale di Venezia Charity Ball on the horizon

January 1st, 2018

Gala Committee members meet to plan the Feb. 9 annual benefit gala. They are, from left, seated, Sharon Dillard, Co-Chairman Badiha Nassau,  Peggy Clause, Chairman Kathleen Courville and Sharon Guizzino Klumb; back row, Cecilia Dismukes, Mavis Irvan, Cathy Wolfe, Cindy Senger Lewis, Valerie Pierce, Sandra Lewis, Kim Barker, Traci Dvorak and Katy Bastedo. Photo by J. Pamela Photography

Carnevale di Venezia Charity Ball, presented by Assistance League of the Bay Area, is on the horizon, and like the sun, is rising fast.

In just five short weeks, attendees will gather at Waters Edge on NASA Parkway in El Lago, on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. to experience an unforgettable evening of entertainment, delicious food, and an inaugural reverse raffle, coupled with a spectacular view of Clear Lake, Chairman Kathleen Courville says.

The raffle, with only 300 tickets available at $100 each, will offer prizes valued at over $8,000. There will be three major prizes along with opportunities to win as the evening unfolds. The final prize will be $5,000 in gold nuggets.

Second and third prizes graciously donated to the chapter, are a $1,000 shopping spree at Lewis Jewelers and a $700 contemporary wall clock by Frank & Son Jewelers respectively. Winners of the raffle do not need to be present the evening of the ball.

Tickets to the event, which are $125 each and limited to 200, may be picked up at the Assistance League’s award-winning Resale Shop, 100 E. NASA Parkway, Suite 80 in Webster or purchased online at

Event underwriting and sponsorship packages are available ranging from $100 to $5,000 and may include tickets, as well as invitation, event, program, or website recognition. For information, contact Cathy Wolfe at [email protected].

The community is invited to join Assistance League members as they offer numerous ways for those who can, to help those who need it most. Carnevale di Venezia is an event not to be missed!” the chairman added. Others assisting her and Co-Chairman Badiha Nassar with arrangements include Kim Barker, Misty Killebrew, Cecilia Dismukes, Peggy Clause, Cindy Senger Lewis, Jill Williams, Sharon Dillard, Cathy Wolfe, Valerie Piercy, Peggy Heinrich, Mavis Irvan, Sandra Sellers, Traci Dvorak, Katy Bastedo and Sharon Guzzino Klumb.

Assistance League of the Bay Area volunteers are transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. To learn more about their work, visit, or connect with them on Facebook, @AssistanceLeagueBayArea.

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