Starting Point: Services for Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence is now selling tickets online for the Fifth Annual Boots ‘N Bling event, which will be held on June 13, 2015 at The White Mountain Hotel in Hales Location. There will be a silent and live auction, a barbecue buffet, and dancing to the sounds of the New Hampshire band “Tattoo”, a group who once opened for the Grateful Dead in San Francisco.
According to Executive Director, Melissa Couture, the organization will be utilizing new auction technologies to help streamline the event, enabling attendees to bid effortlessly on auction items and to check out with ease. “Mobile bidding will be something completely new this year, and we believe it will be a fun way for people to bid on items of interest”. She adds that “we’ve really got great items this year, including a number of trips both within and outside of the U.S.”
Mobile bidding will also enable the greater Mount Washington Valley community to bid on select items prior to the auction in the comfort of their homes. Couture explains that “even those who may not be able to attend this year will have the opportunity to bid on many of our auction items and support Starting Point’s work with victims of domestic and sexual violence.” Bidding will culminate on the night of the event.
Boots ‘N Bling has attracted a number of new sponsors this year. Lead sponsors include Memorial Hospital and The Valley Originals. The hospital will also be producing a video about Starting Point’s work in our community which will premiere at Boots ‘n Bling. Other sponsors include The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, The Conway Daily Sun, Hannaford Supermarket, Gamwell Caputo Kelsch & Co., Profile Subaru, Cormack Construction Management, The Huggins Hospital Foundation, Infinger Insurance and Merrill Lynch. Couture notes that “the business community has been very supportive and recognizes the importance of the work that we do. We are grateful for their support.”
Ticket sales have ramped up earlier than usual, with Boots ‘N Bling Chair Anita Burroughs noting that quite a few people have already reserved tables for the event. “I would estimate that we are getting to the halfway mark for ticket sales.” She adds that “this is a very engaged community that wants to support our agency. We are grateful for the sellout crowd that attends every year.”
Tickets are available now online by going to Starting Point’s website at www.startingpointnh.org/boots-n-bling/, or by calling the agency at 603-447-2494.
“I just feel better after talking with someone from Starting Point” – sexual assault survivor
“It was helpful to have someone at the hospital who listen and let me know what my rights were” – sexual assault survivor
“Both my children and I feel safer each time we work with an advocate from Starting Point.” – domestic violence survivor
“I have more peace of mind after working with Starting Point”- stalking survivor
“I now believe in myself” – domestic violence survivor
“As a result of support group, I feel I will be more prepared to deal with my daughter’s abusive behavior” – domestic violence survivor
Conway Office: 603.447.2494
PO Box 1972, Conway, NH 03818
Southern Carroll County Office: 603.452.8014
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