New Year’s Eve benefit event planned

The Ale House in Grand Junction will donate a portion of proceeds from sales during New Year’s Eve to the Hilltop Latimer House program, which provides services to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Mesa County.

The celebration is scheduled for 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St. Admission to the event will be free, but a dress code will be imposed: suits and ties for men, cocktail dresses for women.

Money will be raised from the sale of specialty martinis, a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and the reservations of select tables.

The Ale House expects to raise $4,000 prior to the event from vendors and community supporters. If that goal is met, Brian Oliver, general manager of the Ale House, and Tyronne St. John, director of good drinks, will attend the party in cocktail dresses and high heels — a nod to the Men In Heels fund-raising race for Latimer House.

For more information about the upcoming benefit event, call 242-7253.