Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center will kick off its 30th Anniversary with sparkles and celebrating at The Party, Jeans & Jewels at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill, Haverhill on Saturday, March 10th. Celebrity auctioneer Billy Costa, of KISS 108 and host of NECN TV Diner, will be back again this year to host a live auction and MC the popular event.
The Party, Jeans & Jewels fundraiser will feature a live and silent auction, dancing, cocktails and food stations from 6 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds from the event will support the programs of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, which are offered free to clients. Local residents Louis Rubenfeld and his wife Cyndi Barry Rubenfeld are co-chairs of the fundraiser, and Arthur S. Page Insurance in Newburyport is the presenting sponsor.
“This event is the only one I can think of where it’s party on top, casual on the bottom, but fun all the way around,” says Suzanne Dubus, CEO of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. “It’s a benefit that people look forward to all year long.”
This year a “TV Diner with Billy” is an auction item provided by Billy Costa. Join Billy Costa as he reviews a dining spot that will be featured on the “TV Diner with Billy” on New England Cable News (NECN). There will be a cash bar and entertainment provided by the live band Joppa Flatts, who will be rocking the seacoast with classic rock, blues, and more. Reservations are $65 per person. For more information or to make reservations, visit http://www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org or call 978-465-0999.
For 30 years, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center has been helping individuals and families at risk because of domestic violence. What began as the compassionate mission of several volunteer parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport in 1982 has grown into a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence from Amesbury, Merrimac, Georgetown, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury, and Groveland. In addition the Center’s SAFE Studio program operates out of Ipswich and Girls Incorporated of the Seacoast Area operates in all ten communities. The mission of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is to empower community members to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse by providing support, advocacy, and education. For more information, call 978-465-0999, visit http://www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org or call the 24-hour confidential crisis hotline at 978-388-1888.