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It’s Hoedown Time!

Liz Alessio

Fundraiser benefiting the Monarch Justice Center

Saturday, August 19 • 5-9 PM • D’Ambrosio Vineyards

Dust off your Western boots and grab your cowboy shirt because there’s a hoedown coming to Napa.

Napa City Council member Liz Alessio will host a Harvest Hoedown fundraiser benefiting the Monarch Justice Center on Saturday, August 19 from 5-9 p.m. at D’Ambrosio Vineyards on West Oak Knoll Avenue in Napa.

The Monarch Justice Center provides a range of free services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse and elder and dependent adult abuse in Napa County. Services are trauma-informed and non-judgmental, and survivors are welcome at any point in their process. Monarch serves 240 to 250 individuals each quarter, approximately 1000 victims of crime per year, with approximately 140 of them children.

The evening begins with a reception featuring small bites prepared by Winery Chef Kristine Schug, live music by Jess “Smorgy” Fetters, a full host saloon and silent auction. Dinner follows, featuring a western themed feast provided by barbecue champion Pat Burke, paired with a selection of Napa Valley wines, and a presentation by Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley. The after-dinner party features dancing to the sounds of country music band Pass’n Through, and a dessert bar created by Jeannie Cox, Hospitality of the Valley.

Tickets are limited to 150 guests and are $135 per person until August 5 ($155 per person thereafter). Sponsor opportunities begin at $400. Sponsors receive VIP parking, special select wines, table service and program recognition.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit

The Monarch Justice Center is a collaboration of public and private professionals dedicated to easing the burden that systems and lack of access to resources place on survivors’ domestic violence, human trafficking, elder abuse and sexual assault. Monarch believes that when they reduce barriers, improve the systemic response to these crimes and listen to the voice of survivors, they create a more safe, equitable and just community where all survivors can heal and thrive.

As a Councilmember, Liz has focused on public safety, health and equity, while working towards solutions to affordable housing and homelessness, and championing economic development that supports local businesses and provides residents with a living wage. She currently Chairs the Napa Valley Transportation Authority and Napa County Climate Action Committee, which demonstrates her commitment to improving roads, traffic calming and increased access to multi-modes of transportation, while reducing traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and protecting our watersheds.

During the pandemic, Liz and the entire council helped bring landlords and renters together to enact a ground-breaking eviction protection program with rental subsidies and were able to provide micro-grants to struggling small businesses in the community. She was also instrumental in bringing hospitals and residents together to provide PPE and face coverings for those in need. In 2021, she was selected by her council colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor.

Join Liz by wearing your country attire or Napa Valley casual for a hometown, feel good time in support of the Monarch Justice Center on August 19.

For more information, or to become involved in the Liz Alessio for Napa City Council reelection campaign, please visit


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