Masquerade Ball Raising Funds for Superior Crisis Shelter

October 09, 2017 08:31 AM

Halloween is still three weeks away, but you can already get into the spirit this weekend with the 'Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball.' Harbor House Crisis Shelters has teamed up with Elk's Lodge in Superior to host the event. Along with tons of fun, it will act as a fundraiser for the shelters.

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Leading Knight of Superiors Elks Lodge Cristine Crum says the name 'Angels and Demons' came into her head while thinking of the positives and negatives that surround the region. The 'Angels' represent things like Harbor House, CASDA and other local shelters, while the 'Demons' represent illegal drugs, crime, homicide and social injustice. Folks are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit for the ball.

"Costumes are admired, but not required, " Crum says.

The lodge will be rocking with a variety of music. FLIPSIDE, a '60s/'70s band, will be playing downstairs, while country artist Jerry Allen performs upstairs. Certa-Warner says there will be tons of delicious food. Local restaurants are pitching in to serve hors d'oeuvres.

Some local government figures will be in attendance for a "dollar dance." Superior Councilman Tylor Elm and officers from the Superior Police Department are just a few of the participants that attendees will be able to dance with. Funds for the ball will go toward utilities, phone bills and other important services needed to keep Harbor House functional.

Executive Director of the shelters, Rev. Barb Certa-Werner, explains they are the only organization in Douglas County that gives a temporary home to homeless single women and families.

The non-profit also provides case management, transitional living and emergency services.

"We're really needed in the community, " Certa-Werner says.

Harbor House provides services to between 400 and 500 people each year.

The 'Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball' gets underway at 6:30 p.m Saturday, October 14. Click here for information on where to buy tickets.


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