The public is invited to attend the annual Sip’s, Sweets and Appetizer Red Carpet event to benefit Shop with a Cop and and First Responders and the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation.
The Red Carpet event is scheduled for 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 at the Forest Crest Athletic Cl;ub, 4901 238th St. SW., Mountlake Terrace. Tickets are available for $20 or $150 for a table of eight by calling 425-218-5996.
The festivities include a Walk the Red Carpet with local celebrities and Paparazzi, appetizers and desserts by Red Onion Burgers, Big E Beer and assorted wine, a silent auction, goodie bags, live music by 44th Street Band and guest speakers, including Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson. The event is hosted by Red Onion Burgers owners Seaun and LaRae Richards.
“We could have designed a fashionable cocktail party at a high-end destination,” said organizer and Red Onions Burgers owner Seaun Richards. “Instead we designed a party that reflected our core values and the opportunity to “Buy it now” Silent Auction, before the live raffle the following day at Red Onion Burgers. There is some bidding unless you buy it now.”
Local businesses, community neighbors and Red Onion Burgers employees have donated silent auction items. Other items include a romantic getaway to Suncadia Resort, rounds of golf at the Nile Country Club and an extended stay at Embassy Suites.
The event is sponsored by Frontier Communications. This will be the sixth year that Cheeseburger Babies Foundation has partnered with the Mountlake Terrace Police Department to take 100 deserving kids to Shop with a Cop and First Responders by providing them a gift card and more to shop for Christmas gifts for themselves and family members.
“This is one of our prouder moments that LaRae and I enjoy doing year after year,” Richards said. “We are so grateful to all that volunteer their time and dedication to this event. But the best moment of this event is when the kids come around the corner and they see all of the cops, firemen, military, and so many more waiting for each and every one of them.”