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Wine walk benefits Boys & Girls Club

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All proceeds generated from this month’s First Thursday’s Wine Walk benefited nine families of Boys and Girls Club members who lost their homes in the Angora fire.

Karen Houser, executive director of the organization, said “16 of our kids have been affected by this devastating event. That is a big number in a club the size of ours. Those are only the ones we are aware of. There may be more. In addition, one employee and two volunteers also lost their homes.

“The aftermath of this event solidified the significant role that the club plays in our community and our families’ lives, providing a safe and positive place for kids to spend their time,” Houser said. “The club also served as a distribution center for donated items for victims for the two weeks after the fire.”

Each month the First Thursday event takes place at Heavenly Village. The club and families appreciate the shops in the village, Trans Sierra Investments Inc., and Blue Sky Event and Travel Management, LLC who make this event a success.

In addition, numerous other businesses throughout the South Shore donate items to the “prize package” drawing that raises additional proceeds. This month all participating businesses agreed that they wanted 100 percent of the ticket sales to go to support these kids and their families at the club.

With the $3,500 that was raised, families’ children will be able to attend summer sessions at the club at no charge, plus receive other items that will help their kids get back to the life they had before the fire.

To find out more about the Boys and Girls Club, call (530) 542-0838.

– Provided to the Tribune

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