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Ooh La La…Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 14
Ooh La La…Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 14

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to present the 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” in celebration of Bastille Day at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Music, dining and dessert lovers will indulge in a grand Bastille Day celebration with outstanding local cuisine, wines and beverages, cake tasting, soothing music and more.   Guests will enjoy listening to the sounds of the multi-talented musician Gabe Dixon and the dynamic Tender Cinders Band while viewing and bidding on artwork created by some of the region’s most exciting and groundbreaking new 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) and supports local efforts to help financially-challenged families find stable housing and break the cycle of transitional living.

“Let Them Eat Cake” guests will enjoy culinary creations prepared by some of the region’s top-notch local bakers, bakeries and restaurants, including the following: Aioli Bodega Espanola, Brasserie Capitale, Casaundra’s Cakes (professional baker), The Decorated Cake, Fire Rock Grill, Hot Mamas Cakes, She Got Cakes, Jiana Danho (professional baker) and Simply Sweet by Jessica. Guests can also enjoy beverage tastings by outstanding wineries such as Andis Wines, Bogle Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, Perry Creek Winery and Van der Vijver Estate 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. 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 to the excitement of the evening.  In addition to the cake-infused festivities, guests can also relax in a quaint French Cafe while a talented artist creates keepsake sketches of the memorable event.  

The 2015 “Let Them Eat Cake” event is sponsored by 17R Orchard Partners LP, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA), Pacific Housing Inc., Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 447, Remy Moose Manly, LLP along with A Teichert & Sons, Inc., First Northern Bank, Ralph & Antoinette DeVere and Ronald Javor.

In addition, a number of local organizations and/or dignitaries have agreed to support and/or
co-sponsor the fundraising event as well, including: Mayor Sue Frost of Citrus Heights, Mayor Gary Davis of Elk Grove,  Vice Mayor Allen Warren of Sacramento, Vice Mayor Jeannie Bruins of Citrus Heights, Vice Mayor David Sanders of Rancho Cordova,  County Supervisor Phil Serna,  County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, County Supervisor Susan Peters, Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby of Sacramento, Sacramento City Council Steve Hansen, Sacramento City Council Jay Schenirer, Elk Grove City Council Steven Detrick, Citrus Heights City Council Jeff Slowey and Rancho Cordova City Council Donald Terry.

“Let Them Eat Cake” tickets cost $40 per person in advance or are $50 at the door.  Now in its 13th 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.

About Sacramento Self-Help Housing
Sacramento Self-Help Housing assists local homeless individuals and families worried about losing their     housing to find and retain stable and affordable housing.  The not-for-profit organization provides resources such as an updated housing database on the website along with shared housing options for those without sufficient income to rent a unit by themselves.   In addition, Sacramento Self-Help Housing reaches out to local homeless men and women living in camps in local communities to assess their needs and, whenever possible, refer     them to available mental health services, medical care, financial aid, and shelter and housing options. For more, visit www.sacselfhelp.org or call 916-341-0593.    


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