Lighthouse founder to address RRFW

Lighthouse founder to address RRFWRidgecrest Republican Women, Federated will host Tara Packer of the Lighthouse at its Friday, March 22, meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the banquet room of Casey’s Steak and BBQ.

The Lighthouse is a nonprofit Christian ministry that offers a place of prayer and refuge at 111 Balsam St. and that is open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. most days excluding Sundays.

“In the true center of the city, it is intended to help those in need of direction for their lives, first with prayer then action, for ‘a hand up rather than a handout,” said an RRFW spokesperson.

“The value of such nonprofits enables local control, supporting local government agencies, but funded by donations rather than taxes, as a way for those who have been blessed by achieving some level of the American Dream to give back to their community while helping meet needs in the community that are best understood locally.”

Cost of the luncheon is $18 per member and $20 per guest. The public is invited to attend.

Reservations should be made by March 20, by calling President Monique Vanzee at 760-608-9284.

Story First Published: 2019-03-22