Women hope to revel in decadence

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The meaning of delightful decadence varies from person to person. To the Sweetwater Woman’s Club, it means wine, cheese, and chocolate.

The Delightful Decadence fundraiser to be held on March 9, at their clubhouse in Bonita, will raise money for the South Bay Community Services Domestic Violence Program and other organizations.

“We poised that question – ‘What is decadence?’,” said Linda Henry, chair of the Delightful Decadence event. The answers from the committee? “Romance, extravagant, high-end, jewelry, and they started talking about food.”

That decadence will play out as a kaleidoscope of offerings with wine, a choose-your-raffle-prize category, sweet and savory bites, an assortment of cheeses and a silent auction and more.

“There will be a chocolate fountain with donut holes, strawberries, and angel food cake,” said Henry, to name a few of the offerings. Another station will have brownies, chocolates, and See’s candy.

Gourmet crackers, cheeses, meatballs wrapped in bacon, and other savory bites are just a part of what the $20 per person ticket tenders.

The main raffle prizes include two nights at the Bonita airbnb, Mulberry House – a value of $400, jewelry, whimsical accessories, and a silent auction of baskets, fine jewelry and more. The raffle tickets are $1 each, six for $5.

“We were trying to get The Wineries on Highway 94,” said board member Susan Lewis. Members of the collective, Casi Cielo Winery will participate, and Granite Lion Cellars will donate wine as well.

“We have been doing it (this event) about 10 years off and on,” said Lewis. “We’re happy to have the event festival here as an event to bring family and friends together.”

“An aspect of International Women’s Day (March 8) will be incorporated into the event,” said Lewis. “We’ll talk about it.”

The club, on Sweetwater road, was founded in 1911 according to Henry. The club moved to its current location in 1936.

“We have about 65 members,” said Henry. “It (the membership) is growing. We are getting new members every month.”

Membership is $40 annually.

The event runs from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are available at the door.

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