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Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”
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Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 14, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor’s Office and longtime board member Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more. Guests will enjoy listening to the sounds of the multi-talented musician Gabe Dixon and music by popular local DJ Roderick Mar Carpio (from Le Twist) along with bidding on artwork created by some of the region’s most talented artists. Each year, the “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event is scheduled on or near Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette is credited with coining the memorable “Let Them Eat Cake” phrase shortly before the French Revolution). The fundraising event supports Sacramento Self-Help Housing and their efforts to identify positive solutions and workable alternatives for local community members dealing with homelessness or trying to break free from a cycle of unstable living situations.

“Let Them Eat Cake” guests will enjoy culinary creations prepared by some of the region’s top-notch local bakers and bakeries including the following: Casaundra’s Cakes, La Esperanza Bakery, Simply Sweet by Jessica and Uptown Studios. Guests can also enjoy beverage tastings by outstanding wineries such as Bogle Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, M2 Winery, Perry Creek Winery, Van der Vijver Estate Winery and Windwalker Vineyard and Winery.

Of course, cake viewing and sampling is central to this festive event. Interested guests are invited to submit their own home-made creations in a spirited and fun cake contest for a chance to win great prizes. Advance entry information is suggested but not required to participate and guests can show up to the event with a cake to be added to the fun competition (note admission cost is waived for those who enter a cake in the competition). Cakes will be judged in three categories: Best Tasting, Most Creative, and Most Beautiful. Plus, deliciously tempting cakes created by professional bakers will be part of the silent auction to add even more excitement to the evening. 

In addition to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor’s Office and longtime board member Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, the 2016 “Let Them Eat Cake” event is proudly sponsored by U.S. Bank, A. Teichert & Sons, Inc. and Paratransit, Inc. along with a number of generous individual donors.

“Let Them Eat Cake” tickets cost $40 per person in advance or are $50 at the door. However, no ticket is required for guests who submit an entry into the spirited and fun cake contest. Now in its 14th year, the annual “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event benefits the Sacramento Self-Help Housing organization that is committed to providing positive solutions and workable alternatives for local community members dealing with homelessness or trying to break free from a cycle of unstable living situations. For tickets to the “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraising event or more information about Sacramento Self-Help Housing, please visit www.sacselfhelp.org or call 916-341-0593.
 

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