Black & White affair will benefit local non-profits

The mission of El Dorado Charities is to improve the quality of life for residents in El Dorado and the surrounding area.  For 37 years, the auxiliary has been funding grants and hosting a gala to help local non-profits, such as Butler Homeless Initiative, Kids Need 2 Eat, Rainbows United and AAUW who sends young girls to STEM camp.  
This year there are 30 grant applicants, with a total of $57,000 in requests.  
Your help is needed in reaching the goal.  
The special evening of food, drinks, great company, and entertainment will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at the Civic Center, 201 E. Central Ave.  A live and silent auction, and a raffle will be held.  Dress is semi formal, and black and white are encouraged.  
 Those interested in attending, should contact:, or you can mail a check to: El Dorado Charities, PO Box 169, El Dorado, KS 67042, and include the names of the attendees for the guest list.