Cocktails & Candy Canes fundraiser benefitting the Special Olympics slated for Friday

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An evening of holiday merriment, music, food, a silent auction, and specialty cocktails are all on tap for Friday night when Cera Jewell hosts Cocktails & Candy Canes.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Special Olympics in St. Charles Parish – an organization close to Jewell’s heart.

“In the summer of 2010 I spent seven weeks as a counselor at the Louisiana Lions Camp – a camp for kids with Down syndrome, physical disabilities, diabetes, and other health diagnoses,” she said. “Spending my summer there solidified my choice to go to college for nursing. After spending the last three years in the pediatric ICU, I’ve taken care of many patients with Down syndrome, since often times they have congenital heart defects.”

Jewell said she chose to host Cocktails & Candy Canes to raise money for the Special Olympics of St. Charles because of the opportunities the organization provides for its athletes.

“Opportunities to develop new skills and self-esteem, make new friendships, have fun experiences with friends and family, and allow for physical and educational growth,” she explained. “Organizations like these are so important for our community and I’m so grateful to be able to host this event to continue to support it and its athletes.”

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Ridge Golf Club, located at 500 Willowdale Boulevard in Luling. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at Cocktails and Candy Canes Tickets, Fri, Dec 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Silent auction items for the event include photography sessions, a chartered fishing trip credit, original artwork, and a knife handcrafted by St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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