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Someplace Safe celebrates 35th anniversary

Entertainment for the Someplace Safe 35th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 9 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center will be provided by Midwest Dueling Pianos.

Someplace Safe invites the public to help celebrate its 35th anniversary with a banquet on Friday, May 9 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. Tickets are $50.

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The event features a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., a three-course dinner and presentation of Someplace Safe’s Community Awards at 6:30 p.m. and a performance by Midwest Dueling Pianos at 8 p.m.

There will also be a time to hear guest speakers and success stories from the past 35 years. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Award winners to be recognized include:

Survivors: Jenna Kettner and Jacki Maethner Jorud.

Volunteers: Michael Blumer, Vendla “VJ” Block, Glenwood Potpourri Club, Susan Gooch, Diann Guenther, Greg and Lisa Harris, Lesley Hoplin, and Ruth Plaster.

Allies: Heather Brandborg, Assistant Otter Tail County Attorney; Jason Reed, Morris Police Department; and Judge Charles Glasrud, 8th Judicial District Court Judge

The winner of the Parenting Time Center Playhouse Raffle will also be announced.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (218) 739-2853, or online at 35years.

All proceeds will go to support Someplace Safe programming and services, helping families, friends, coworkers, neighbors and others in the communities.

Someplace Safe is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate violence in West Central Minnesota and beyond.

The agency was incorporated in 1979 as a 501(c)(3), private non-profit corporation dedicated to serving victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Someplace Safe’s programming currently includes a 24-hour crisis line; domestic abuse, sexual assault and general crimes advocacy services; parenting time centers for parent-child exchanges and supervised visitation; short-term emergency placement services; and two thrift stores.