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Celebrated holiday luncheon brings shopping and community giving together



35anniv_v1-300x147-8968982-6949088The Junior League of Reno will host its annual Poinsettia Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Atlantis Resort and Casino. This year’s theme,  “All That Sparkles and Shines” is sure to be a crowd pleasure.

New this year is “‘Twas the Night Before,” a pre-event shopping experience which takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, giving attendees a chance to shop the popular boutique before the luncheon. Tickets for both events are now open to public and can be purchased online at www.jlreno.org.

For the first year in Junior League of Reno history, the Poinsettia Luncheon is selling tickets to the general public. The luncheon brings in 900 women for shopping, holiday cocktails and fundraising for women and children projects. The infamous holiday boutique begins at 10 a.m., and lunch is served at 12:30pm.

Also during the event, guests can purchase raffle tickets and be entered to win one of three fully decorated table displays. In the spirit of the season, the League is asking all guests to bring a Barnes and Noble gift card that will go to help support the Sierra Nevada Foster Families local non-profit.

As an organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving our community, this year’s proceeds will directly impact the Junior League of Reno’s “Healthy for All” projects in the community.

The Junior League of Reno has contributed to a better quality of life in northern Nevada by developing projects that identify and meet the child and family welfare needs of our community. Current and past projects include the Inspiration Station, a universally accessible playground, sponsorship of the Marvin Picollo School’s accessible playground, support of AB 67, Kids in the Kitchen and much more.

To purchase individual tickets $75 or inquire about a table sponsorship beginning at $500, call 775-826-0445 or visit jlreno.org.

About Junior League of Reno

Founded in 1978, the Junior League of Reno, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has a rich history of community involvement. Membership comprises a diverse group of female volunteers committed to building a better community through education, advocacy and volunteerism. Members are directly involved in local community projects intended to positively impact women and children. Current projects include the Dick Taylor Universally Accessible Playground, Nevada Discovery Museum and Kids in the Kitchen. The League also supports local non-profit organizations through grants and service projects including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and AWAKEN Inc. For more information about Junior League of Reno, visit www.jlreno.org.

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