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Enjoy a Night out Saturday at Palate of the Plateau

Sample a wide variety of local food and bid on cool auction items in support of Rainier Hills Young Life.

You know which restaurants you like on the Plateau -- whether it's Cafe Europa, Frankie's Pizza or Mazatlan. But do you ever wish you could access all these great local places at once and not have to choose?

Wafflers, rejoice! No decisions need to be made tomorrow at the  event, as all these fabulous local restaurants and more will be in attendance, providing the good food they're known for, all the while supporting a good cause.

Proceeds benefit ,  a non-denominational Christian outreach group that works with teens.

The Rainier Hills Young Life group serves about 400 teens locally and regionally through the work and mentorship of about 40 adult volunteers. The group covers the Plateau area, including Black Diamond, Greenwater, parts of Bonney Lake and all middle and high schools in the Enumclaw and White River school districts.

Highlights of Young Life's outreach efforts include its popular summer camps with locations in Eastern Oregon and in British Columbia. Teens are able to help cover expenses through scholarship and ample fundraising opportunities, like this one!

The following restaurants have agreed to take part this year:

The evening will also feature a benefit auction for many great deals and goodies, including:

  • Creation Fest tickets
  • Montana fly fishing trip
  • Xbox Kinect Gaming system
  • Flight over Puget Sound
  • Woodland Park Zoo tickets
  • Museum of Flight
  • Comedy Underground
  • Jillian's
  • Experience Music Project
  • 6-Month Gym membership to NW Fitness Zone
  • Lots of gift baskets and more!

The event takes place at the Enumclaw High School Commons this Saturday, March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Kids 5 and under are free.

When asked what made working in Enumclaw great, Rainier Hills Young Life director Mike Iversen said, "It's the interconnectedness and overarching community feel that the Plateau area has. It's a caring community that really looks out for the interest and well-being of its residents, and kids in particular."

So won't you come out and support this important local group?

More on Young Life

Young Life also has specific ministries to serve younger, middle-school-aged children as well as teen moms.

There are 56 Young Life organizations throughout Washington state. The Rainier Hills chapter of Young Life just celebrated its 30th anniversary serving the Plateau area. Young Life was founded in 1941 and is now found across the U.S. and in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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