Gemstone Contest Open to Guests at LakewoodAlive’s Sold-Out Fundraiser on Feb. 23

Don’t be surprised if guests at LakewoodAlive’s 15th anniversary fundraising event start saying, “I’ll get you, my pretty!”

LakewoodAlive announces that Loving Lakewood: There’s No Place Like Home will feature The Great and Powerful Gem Game – a contest whereby one lucky winner will receive a .58-carat ruby gemstone with a retail value of $1,450, as well as a $250 credit towards a setting for the ruby at Lion and Blue.

Sponsored by Cleveland Property Management Group, There’s No Place Like Home takes place Saturday, Feb. 23, at the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple in Downtown Lakewood.  More than 225 guests will don cocktail attire with Wizard of Oz flair to partake in a celebration of 15 years of LakewoodAlive, and 10 years of the Housing Outreach Program.

Guests at this sold-out fundraising event will have the opportunity to purchase gemstones (there will be 52 in total) for $39 each, in honor of the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, which premiered in 1939.  Each gemstone sold onsite at the Masonic Temple will be accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine.  The suspense while awaiting the contest winner will have guests thinking, “If I only had a gem!”

As the evening progresses, Michael Dolatowski – a renowned local jeweler and co-owner of Lion and Blue – will begin inspecting each gemstone until the lucky purchaser of the valuable ruby gemstone is found.  The winner will be presented with a certificate of authenticity and will be able to coordinate a visit to Lion and Blue for a setting.

The Great and Powerful Gem Game and all proceeds from There’s No Place Like Home will support LakewoodAlive’s programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.

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About LakewoodAlive 

There’s no place like home.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t have magical ruby slippers, yet we strive to serve a vital role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our journey follows a yellow brick road on the path to community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Kansas, and we take our responsibilities very seriously.  As the immortal lyrics from Over the Rainbow state, “Dreams really do come true.”

Loving Lakewood: There’s No Place Like Home is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Over the Rainbow Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Emerald City Sponsor
First Federal Lakewood

Ruby Slipper Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Yellow Brick Road Sponsors
Cox Communications
Dominion Energy
Erie Design
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal, LLC
Lion and Blue
The New Moon
Regency Construction Services
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Sentry Protection Products
Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
Western Reserve Distillers
Yourkvitch & Dibo, LLC