Greater San Marcos Youth Council’s ‘Night of Hope’ is May 1
From Staff Reports
The Greater San Marcos Youth Council will host their 5th annual “A Night of Hope” charity event and silent auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Three Dudes Winery, 125 Old Martindale Road.
Music will be provided by Lisa Marshall and food by Chef Bryant Currie. there will also be a bucket drop drawing and tables loaded with items for the silent auction.
Organizers say it’s the perfect time of the year to spend time outdoors under the beautiful Texas sky honoring the message April brought as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month proclaimed by our city council and commissioners court.
The Youth Council oversees the emergency Children’s Shelter in Hays County, which has provided a safe place for abused and neglected children since 1986 and is licensed to serve ages 2-17.
Often, these children come in only with the clothes on their backs and countless burdens on their minds, including who will be their voice and who will hear them. The Youth Council doesn’t take this task lightly. As long as children continue to be harmed by the very people who are supposed to love and protect them, the Council will be there to provide for their basic needs, as well as counseling, life and social skills training and assessments and recreational activities.
For many children it is the first time in their lives where they can trust adults and be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. The funds provided by “A Night of Hope” will be used to provide food, clothing and basic necessities for the children living in the shelter, something that’s even more crucial in the face of recent funding cuts.
Individual tickets are $35 at the door or $60 for couples. Attendees can also choose one of four sponsorship levels, either as a business or individual.
For more information call (512) 754-0500 or visit http://gsmyc.org/a-night-of-hope.html.