Each summer, The Women's Center offers a fundraising tour of a spectacular lakefront home in Waukesha County. This year Mary and Mark Sellers graciously opened their home on Moose Lake, the site of the former Hasslinger's Resort, to the public.
Chairing the benefit were Alana Merkow and her mother, Ann Bartos Merkow.
In addition to touring the home, guests were offered cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing to live music on the lakefront patio and fireworks on the beach.
Founded in l977, The Women's Center offers free services to address domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. That includes providing emergency shelter for abused women and their children, transitional living, group and individual counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy, employment counseling and a 24-hour crisis line. Marie Kingsbury is executive director of the agency.
Some of those attending the event were Betty and Tom Arndt, Christine and Stephen Bartos, Alyce and Ray Lilley, Sue Herro,and Kathy and Michael McCann, all of Oconomowoc; Jeanne and Sam Ames, Mary and Mark Potts,and Fred Sitzberger, all of Brookfield; Kathleen and Paul Roller of Elm Grove; Deb and Bob Delvaux and Lorraine Tacke of Mukwonago; Bill Bode and Jeanine Dent of Menomonee Falls; Sue and Art Blazek and Patti and John Wells of Hartland; Orel and Dan Rooney, Char Okray, Nancy Bonniwell, and Marybeth and Jim Cottrill, all of Pewaukee; and Debbie and Steve Byrnd, Judy and Jim Marks, Mary Ellen and Al Froehlich, Kristine Havlik and Barb Applegate, all of Waukesha.
Lorayne Ritt covers Waukesha County's nonprofit scene. Let her know about your event by calling (262) 542-6797 or sending a fax to (262) 650-0275.
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