Jeri the Giraffe to find a home |

Jeri the Giraffe to find a home

Provided to the Tribune. Jeri the Giraffe will be given away in a drawing July 19 at The Enchanted Florist. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will benefit Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs.

For the fourth year, on Feb. 18, Paul and Judy Bruso generously donated staff, food and time for one of their burger nights to support Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs.

Valued at $550, hand-carved in Africa of Madrone wood, adorned in a multicolored bow, surrounded by Tahoe children and parents, Jeri the Giraffe awed many diners as they enjoyed the event.

Jeri and Noburu, Oishi, owners of The Enchanted Florist, donated this beautiful floor piece to O.P.E.N as a fundraiser. O.P.E.N. has sold enough raffle tickets to equal Jeri the Giraffe’s value and is very grateful to both these friends and supporters.

Because of health issues, weather and the fire crisis, the drawing date has been held up a bit. Now that the townspeople can breathe deeply again and we can begin to heal, O.P.E.N. will have refreshments from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19 and Jeri the Giraffe’s new owner will be announced.

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