(GEORGETOWN, KY, November 20, 2013)— When a vision for a Christmas celebration to benefit Refuge for Women was provided with the leg work from a group of Georgetown College students, an exciting event began to unfold. Eighteen college students participating in the event planning class on Georgetown’s campus have worked with the Refuge for Women team to research and plan the event taking place at Southland Christian Church’s Harrodsburg Road campus on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The concert is headlined by Amanda Carter, Katie Feola, Amaris Blevins and Darian Sanders, and sweets will be provided by The Sweet Shoppe at Gourmet Goodies.
“The purpose of the benefit concert is to raise funds for the Refuge for Women, a non-profit, faith based ministry that provides a long term residential healing program for women who have been involved in the sex industry. We will be doubling in size in 2014, and are excited at the opportunity to serve more women as they heal from a life of abuse and exploitation so they can begin again and pursue their dreams! This event allows women of all ages- moms, daughters, friends- to come together for holiday fun. We are honored that Georgetown College is partnering with Refuge for Women to organize, plan and serve at the event,” said Cindy Warr, Development Director for Refuge for Women.
The planning and execution of a live event is an integral part of the learning opportunity available in the event planning class. “This class, along with others offered through Georgetown College, allows students to connect the information they learn in the classroom with practical execution opportunities. The students have learned how to analyze audiences and brands, create the backbone of an event through the planning process, and will ultimately be able to show a future employer the work they accomplished to support Refuge for Women,” said class instructor, Laura McDonald, who also owns the marketing and events agency, Impressions Marketing and Events.
The concert is open to women of all ages, and tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds will support Refuge for Women as they continue to impact women leaving the sex industry. Tickets may be purchased on the Refuge for Women website, www.RefugeforWomen.org, and you may call Laura at 502.316.0347 for more information.