Junior League of Saint Paul Hosts 5th Annual Blue Jeans & Bling Fundraiser

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Junior League of Saint Paul hosts its fifth annual Blue Jeans and Bling! event – an evening of denim and diamonds, food and music – at Saint Paul’s timeless landmark the James J. Hill Reference Library on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets available for purchase at www.jlsp.org/bling. Proceeds support the Junior League of Saint Paul in their work as one of the city’s premier volunteer organizations.

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East Metro kids benefit from Junior League of Saint Paul fundraising event

Denim is the new black at the fifth annual Blue Jeans and Bling! event hosted by the  Junior League of Saint Paul to raise money to support JLSP’s work on community projects on Saint Paul’s eastside, including Backpack Buddies – JLSP’s initiative to fight childhood hunger.

Media Contact:           Katie Misukanis, President, JLSP
                                      president@jlsp.org/651-291-7377

What: Junior League of Saint Paul (JLSP) is hosting a glamorous, yet laid back, evening jam packed full of games and activities, food and refreshments, and a silent auction. And, DJ Steve-O spins familiar tunes that are sure to get you on your feet.

Where: Saint Paul’s timeless landmark, the James J. Hill Reference Library serves as the perfect backdrop for guests and their Bling!

When: Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Tickets are still available: $50 per person ($20 tax deductible), $60 per person after February 18. Purchase information: www.jlsp.org/bling.

Attire: Attendees are invited to wear their best denim and anything that sparkles!

“The Junior League is without a doubt a very special and unique organization,” said JLSP President Katie Misukanis. “We look for ways to impact our community through thoughtful research of local needs, and then development of initiatives to meet those needs.  We are able to continue this work in our community because of the support we receive at events like Blue Jeans and Bling!.”

“The League and R.F. Moeller enjoy a long-standing relationship, and we are delighted to support this fun event and the League in their significant contributions to Saint Paul,” Bob Moeller explained of his company’s support of the event. “The work of the League is a natural alignment with our commitment to give more than 20% of our marketing budget back to the community.”

Bling! sponsors include: R.F. Moeller Jeweler, The Muddy Pig, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Wisteria Design Studio, and James J. Hill Reference Library.

More on the Junior League of Saint Paul:

For 95 years, JLSP has worked for positive change in the Saint Paul community. Members work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions and work for change, all on a volunteer basis.

The League’s current initiative, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains seeks to impact children’s readiness to learn as it relates to the issue area of food insecurity and nutrition. To support this initiative, the Backpack Buddies Program is designed to bridge the gap between Friday and Monday when food may not be available for children whose primary source of nutrition is the school cafeteria.

This school year, JLSP has donated 3,501 meals to date, benefiting 50 first graders on the Saint Paul’s east side. Additionally, JLSP has partnered with Hunger-Free Minnesota in support of reducing hunger in Minnesota. Through its programs and partnerships, JLSP works to help eradicate the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food; proceeds from Blue Jeans and Bling! assist with its mission. For more information, visit the JLSP website at www.jlsp.org.

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