Entertaining With Bev: Building Dreams With Eden House

A new fundraiser for a true need
Chairmen Courtney Freeman and Allison Hoffman with Founder and President Kara Van de Carr

As many of you know, Eden House is building a second home for adult women who have experienced human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. These women have experienced trauma, addiction, homelessness and poverty, and they now have a safe place to turn to where they can be rehabilitated and become successful adults.

Kara Van De Carr is the Founder and President of Eden House, and wants to add a new twist to raising money for the organization – in her own home! It will be called “Building Dreams” and will have a country western theme with guests coming in ball gowns and boots or in country and western garb. Elizabeth Lyons, country and western singer and songwriter from our own city, will be the headliner along with her Nashville Band! (Visit her website to see her music videos: ElizabethLyonsMusic.com; she’s great and is the daughter in-law of Caroline and Bo Reily!)

IBERIABANK is the “Rhinestone Cowboy Signature Sponsor,” but you could be a “Boots Are Made for Walking Benefactor” or a “Forever in Blue Jeans Contributor,” or come for $250 a person to the Patron Party. You will have drinks, fabulous dishes and listen to Elizabeth play with her band and at 9 p.m. – she’ll play the piano while you have dessert! You will be able to help furnish the new Eden House by purchasing a chair, table, lamp and more while you’re there. This is a casual, new kind of evening to make a difference for Eden House while having fun at the same time.

Email tickets-sdietzel@edenhousenola.org or call 407-0943 to purchase tickets. To learn more about Eden House, visit EdenHouseNola.com.



Room filled with items guests can buy for the new Eden House. Ashley Longshore painting is the only auction item


Front Door of Daryl and Kara’s home ready for guests.


Especially Eden Gift Basket: A component of the recovery program designed to provide job skills and work experience so residents will be ready to get a job. Boots filled with Casablanca lilies.


Country singer and songwriter Elizabeth Lyons and her band.