KUIC “Helping Your Home Town”
COMEDY NIGHT 2016 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
WITH GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, PEOPLE, FOOD, PRIZES
Dixon Family Services’ Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers thank generous community members, local businesses, sponsors, prize donors and attendees.
This year’s event sponsors included Bud’s Pub & Grill, Recology, CA Water, First Northern Bank, Travis Credit Union and The Dixon Tribune. Thanks to them all event expenses were covered. Some checks are still coming in and at this time the approximation of profit is $11,500.
The list of businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes is too long to list but those interested can view the Comedy Night program on the DFS website. Sponsors, prize donors, committee members and DFS Board members are listed.
Recology gets an A+ as always for sponsoring the entire tri-tip dinner. All was purchased by Recology, cooked, prepared and served by Recology employees, their family members and friends. Mike Hamilton and crew barbequed the meat, Julia Lopez coordinated it all and the food was delicious and service was swift and efficient.
Seating experienced a short snafu but volunteers quickly brought out more tables and chairs for all and we thank everyone for their patience. Next year we promise to have plenty of seating set up.
For the second year Comedy Night was held at the Olde Vet’s Hall. The décor and comfort was classic. A very hot Saturday night outside, but all were cool and comfortable in the hall owned by Bud and Cheri Fanning. Bar service was excellent as well.
People are still talking about Jason Love and Carlos Rodriguez, the two professional and very funny comedians who entertained the packed house. Lights and sound were excellently provided by Steve Lorente Productions.
Kevin Johnson was the host with the most and everyone was touched when he surprised his wife Carla with beautiful flowers and the crowd sang happy birthday to her. Kevin also presented Cookie Powell with flowers and some very kind words about the work she and others at DFS do in the community.
The evening was enjoyed by all and we have appreciated all of the wonderful comments. Those who didn’t come this year will likely be convinced to go to the next one by one or more of this year’s happy event attendees.
A special shout out to Gloria and Sigfredo Flores. Gloria is our LCSW Clinical Director and every year she purchases 10 event tickets and gives them to people who otherwise would never be able to attend. DFS staff members Jose Martinez and Flor Echeverria also helped by making numerous calls and by picking up raffle prizes from local businesses.
There was a lot of work for many months leading up to Comedy Night by a small group of good people to pull off the “Funnest Fund Raising Event” of the year. We thank all members of the committee: Jeanie Vanetti, Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Jon Cox, Cynthia Scannell, Martha Sork, Scott Pardini and Julia Lopez. We are looking for several more people to volunteer to help next year so please contact Cookie Powell or any DFS Board Member if interested.
Local publications Dixon Tribune, Vacaville Reporter, the I.V., Your Town Monthly, Davis Enterprise and radio KUIC are always very generous with their coverage of our events and it makes a huge difference in getting the word out.
We also appreciate the people who stepped up out of their seats to help where needed during the event. And the fact that a good time was had by all is the cherry on top of a wonderful evening in July.
We are so very blessed with many “friends” of Dixon Family Services. Our hearts are warmed that there are so many who want to partner with us in our mission to improve lives of people in this community.
Special Sales and Coupons for bargain hunters
Volunteers are welcome
At this time of the year donations to the Dixon Family Services (DFS) Thrift Store increase. Some people have garage sale left overs that are suitable items to sell in the DFS Thrift Store and others donate unwanted gently-used items after cleaning closets or cupboards and there are those who move or downsize and donate excess furniture and other belongings.
Donors all receive a tax deductible receipt. We are a non-profit and the proceeds are used to help people in this community. Every single day there are new items to browse and purchase. This is good for everyone.
To help move inventory there have been and will continue to be special sales all summer!
Right now, and for the remainder of June all toys and clothes are Buy One Get One Free. And Children’s books are all 3 for $1!
Our next B.O.G.O.F. sale will include adult books and bags (including purses and backpacks).
Another good reason to shop at the DFS Thrift Store this summer is that we are giving out $3 off coupons. Coupons will be given out at both the Thrift Store and Dixon Family Services in July. It is our way to say thank you for shopping at the DFS Thrift Store. There is a limit of one coupon per family. You may be surprised how much $3 can get you at our store.
And we are always in need of volunteers.
Are you retired and want to do some meaningful work for 2 – 4 hours a week?
Do you have teenagers at home for summer vacation who could perform some community service hours part-time temporarily? Some of them need community service hours for their classes that start in August. Note – In order to volunteer at the DFS Thrift Store teens need to be 16. Younger teens can also volunteer but must have the supervision of an adult.
Does your employer support and encourage volunteerism? Some businesses will allow giving your time for 2 or more hours at a non-profit organization “on the clock” to increase the company’s community involvement. Some companies will even make a donation as a match to the hours spent by their employees who volunteer. Ask someone in your HR Department.
Whatever your reason for volunteering, we can use your help and appreciate it. To get the process started you can print out the one page volunteer survey on the dixonfamilyservices.org website on the thrift store page. Or you can call or come to DFS and ask for the form. You could be put to work as early as next week. The volunteer coordinator will contact you.
We are proud to provide the DFS Thrift Store to the community for a variety of reasons. And we love hearing from those who understand the benefits the Thrift Store provides to our community. We are complimented often and it feels really good.
The Thrift Store is an affordable shopping experience for the people who need to stretch every dollar, a fun time for treasure hunters who may be looking for something to add to a collection or for something with good bones to re-purpose, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community by donating, shopping or volunteering.
If you haven’t checked us out yet – please come on down and do so soon. We look forward to your visit, and your first $3 will be a gift just for stopping by.
Check out new items and special deals on the Thrift Store Facebook page as well. It’s the one with the green and black price tag. Like us and tell all your friends.
We thank you for your continued support!
Sincerely from the DFS Thrift Store Team!