Chaucie’s Place Treasure Our Children Beach Bash set for Sept. 21

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By Mark Ambrogi

The Treasure Our Children Beach Bash serves a dual purpose.

From left, Clay Township trustee Doug Callahan, Carmel Judge Brian Poindexter and Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt at the 2015 Beach Bash. (Submitted photo)

From left, Clay Township trustee Doug Callahan, Carmel Judge Brian Poindexter and Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt at the 2015 Beach Bash. (Submitted photo)

It’s not only the largest annual Chaucie’s Place fundraiser, but Executive Director Toby Stark said it’s also a time to “celebrate the work we do together for children.”

The event is set from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel.

“All the money that is raised will support our child sexual abuse and youth suicide prevention programs,” said Stark, referring to the mission of the Carmel-based nonprofit.

Treasure Our Children has been a Chaucie’s Place’s fundraiser since 2000, a year before it opened.

“This will be our sixth Beach Bash,” Stark said. “We keep the theme as Beach Bash because people keep telling us how much they love coming in their shorts, flip flops, sun dresses and Hawaiian shirts.”

There will be a $20 wine pull and a silent and live auction. The auction will include a vacation and some sporting event tickets, along with several other items.

Stark, a Carmel resident, said there will be some short discussion of the work the nonprofit does.

“Our breakfast in April is a little bit more serious way to introduce people to the work we do,” Stark said.

Tickets are $75 each or a table sponsorship for eight is $750. There will be a dinner buffet and rum runners, along with a cash bar. For more, visit chauciesplace.org.

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