Sounds good: Garth House benefit is for the children

Published 10:23 am Monday, November 23, 2015

It’s not every day the Garth House is decked with lights, filled with music and couples in finery.

But it is always filled with love. Garth House is where children can feel support as they tell their story of abuse to professionals who can help. It’s an important service that everyone wishes was not needed. Listen to the statistics and know the dollars raised are being put to good use.

Pour Les Enfants observed a 25th anniversary of a well-run gala for good on Thursday. A tent goes up in the street and the auction items come out. Everything from LSU and Aggie gift bags to huge Darth Vader figures raised silent auction interest, then another tent with chandeliers set a magical mood as the live auction offered packages such as Up on the Rooftop and a Mildred Building wine party with a presentation on antiques courtesy of Finders Fayre.

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That would have been my pick, but the turkey hunt in Arkansas seemed popular, too.

The menu included a salad with dried cranberries, apples, walnuts and feta cheese; mayhaw-glazed pork loin and green beans with roasted garlic and orange zest Best meal I ever had in a tent.

Marion Tanner, executive director, said all these donations and bids are set in motion to help the all-too-many children the Garth House helps each year.

I thank those who work with the children, and those who bid generously to support this mission.