Organizers announced that tickets are now available for the “Wild West Fest” on Friday, October 27th, 2006. Wild West Fest is an all-out, Western themed cocktail party on the grounds of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home and guests are guaranteed lots of tasty food, drinks & good ol’ fashioned fun.

“We were thrilled with the support our first event of this kind received. Over 300 attended our ‘Pirate’s Adventure’ last year and enjoyed great food, drinks, surprises and entertainment from the children while seeing firsthand where the donations go – directly to our children and to the running of the Home,” explains Lady Henrietta St. George, Chairman, Grand Bahama’s Children’s Home. “As a result, we’ve decided to host ‘Wild West Fest’ – another fantastic event at the Home – to raise both critical funds and important awareness right here on the grounds,” she adds.

At the Wild West Fest, guests will once again be treated to delicious food, drinks and special entertainment. Line dancing, best “Western Costume Competition,” Jail n’ Bail and more are all planned as a part of the fun. “We’re going all out for the Wild West Fest… so grab your partners, throw on those boots and make your way down to the Children’s Home for a great evening,” says Shelia Smith, Committee Member.

All proceeds from the Wild West Fest will go to offset the operational costs of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home which relies heavily on donations and volunteers from the corporate and private community in addition to funds received from the Government. “Each year, we look to the Grand Bahama community to help keep the Home going,” explains Lady Henrietta St. George. “Grand Bahama has incredible children at the Children’s Home – children which need the basics like all children: love, nurturing, food, clothing, time. That is why this event is so important in our efforts to raise these much needed funds.”

Tickets for the Wild West Fest are limited – and are available for $45 in advance or $50 at the door at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Bristol Cellars, 17 Shop and Port Lucaya Office.

There are also ways to help for those who cannot attend the Wild West Fest – individuals, families and businesses can become patrons of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home starting at just $50.00 per year or sponsor a child.

Interested persons are urged to visit the Home’s website www.gbchildrenshome.com for more information. The Grand Bahama Children’s Home is currently home to 19 children between the ages of 9 months and 12 years old.