Local business to throw fundraiser for Ballard Center, Penn House

Several local businesses are throwing a fundraising event on Feb. 8 for the Ballard Center and Penn House of Lawrence.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. 6th St., will feature music, a wine tasting and barbecue-inspired appetizers. It’s sponsored by Truity Credit Union, Mr. Bacon BBQ and Abe and Jake’s Landing.

Tickets are $50 and can be bought at The Granada, Ride Barre, Mr. Bacon BBQ and Truity locations. Online purchases can be made by finding the event on the events calendar at abejakes.com.

The Ballard Center and Penn House provide services to low income, homeless and disadvantaged Lawrence and Douglas County residents.