Annual Celebration of Life Gala returns this Thursday

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After such an uncertain 2020, the Women’s Resource Center is thrilled to bring back the annual Celebration of Life Gala in person at the Natchitoches Events Center Thursday, Sept. 16. This is the Women’s Resource Center’s major fundraising event of the year.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are complimentary this year; call 318-357-8888 to pick up your free tickets, which must be obtained in advance.

Mike G. Williams

The keynote speaker for the Celebration of Life Gala is Mike G. Williams. Williams is a nationally known speaker and writer with a passion for life. He has brought laughter to the stage along with the most memorable names in the Christian music industry, written comedy for some of the biggest names on comedy television, won a Gospel Music Association Dove award, Bananas show received a Daytime Emmy Award, is played daily on SiriusXM, recorded 18 audio/video projects and written 15 books. His own personal adoption story and the rescue and subsequent adoption of his son will move you to tears of joy. His presentations are given in a very positive humorous direction that will leave every listener feeling encouraged and empowered to make a difference. He came to popularity as a pro-life speaker after Focus on the Family brought his personal story to a national spotlight. Williams will have you rolling on the floor with laughter, while simultaneously building your reverence for the work of local lifesaving organizations!

There are Covid-19 guidelines in place for this event:

Masks will be required as per the statewide mandate

Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart with 6 people per table

Doors open at 6 p.m. promptly, allowing guests to go to their table

Everyone will be seated at their table for the entire program

Dinner after the program will be broken up into multiple groups (Dinner will be provided by Lasyone’s after the program)

The Women’s Resource Center is a pregnancy help medical clinic nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential services to any woman who is, or thinks she may be pregnant. We exist to provide information, education, emotional, material, and spiritual support to empower individuals to make life-affirming choices. We do this through in-depth visits that provide prenatal and parenting information, community referrals, free pregnancy test, free limited obstetrical ultrasounds with trained nurses, parenting classes, breastfeeding classes, and numerous community partnerships. Additionally, we provide material assistance throughout the child’s first year of life, providing items such as clothing, diapers, wipes, hygiene items, etc.