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DIXON FAMILY SERVICES HELPS THE COMMUNITY

DIXON FAMILY SERVICES HELPS THE COMMUNITY

Comedy Night is a Fun Way to Assist

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Right around the corner Saturday night, June 23rd, Comedy Night will provide mouth-watering food, lots of laughter and prizes galore at Dixon’s “Funnest” Fund Raising Event of the year. 

Tickets are still available at the time of writing this press release but don’t wait to get yours as they are selling fast.  You don’t want to miss this event.   A $40 donation covers admission into a dinner and professional Comedy Show.

The Headliner this year is Dan St. Paul who will be causing uncontrollable laughter.

The warm and friendly team of Sheila McCabe and Jack Caldwell are Masters of Ceremonies.

Tickets are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune, 145 East A Street and Dixon Florist and Gifts, 150 East A Street.

Also included with your ticket is a delicious tri-tip dinner provided by Recology.  Other fun to enjoy includes a no-host bar and many raffle prizes to win.

This year the door prize is $200 cash and you do not have to be present to win.  Fill out the contact information on the ticket stub and turn in to DFS before the event.  You have a chance to win even if you cannot attend.

Dixon Family Services exists to provide people in the community with a large variety of services.  Established in 1984 the organization has since been a resource for anyone in need of information, referrals, basic needs, case management, mental health and substance abuse services, parenting and other life-skills workshops, support groups, a food pantry and to assist families and individuals who find themselves in situations that are negatively affecting their quality of life.

Thousands of people have managed to make life-altering changes with help from Dixon Family Services.  Fund raising events and donations are what enable DFS to provide individualized action/support plans for each family or individual seeking help. 

Generous grants from Kaiser Permanente and Genentech keep our Mental Health Continuum of Care and Basic Needs Safety Net Programs funded and operational.  Partners such as The Church of Saint Martin, The Dixon United Methodist Church, Dixon’s Neighborhood Christian School, The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and many individuals in the community support and strengthen Dixon Family Services’ capability to serve parents and others who are struggling to provide food, utilities and shelter for their families.  The Solano County Board of Supervisors and Solano County Health and Social Services also provide funds for some of our family support services.

Representatives of other helping agencies such as the WIC Program, CalWORKs, Covered California, Section 8, Cal Fresh, Legal Services of Northern California and the Food Bank Fresh Produce Program all provide their services on the premises as well. Dixon Family Services is truly the “One-Stop-Shop” of human services for residents of Dixon under one roof.  All services are provided in both English and Spanish by caring and respectful staff members.

Sponsors of Comedy Night 2018 include Altec, Bud’s Pub & Grill, California Water, First Northern Bank, Recology and Travis Credit Union.  Many local businesses and individuals are responsible for a large array of raffle prizes and the complete list will be on the DFS website next week.

The annual fundraiser is planned and provided by the Dixon Family Services Board of Directors.  The current roster includes Sarah Villec, Jon Cox, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Brad Harms, Jerry Castañon, Laura Ziegler and Donny Everhart.  If you are interested in supporting Dixon Family Services as a board member, please speak with any of these good people or Cookie Powell to learn more.

For more information about Comedy Night you can call (707) 678 0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org.

DFS Comedy Night

DIXON FAMILY SERVICES PRESENTS COMEDY NIGHT 2018

MAY SPECIAL IS $300 FOR A RESERVED TABLE FOR 8

Dixon Family Services is excited to announce that Dan St. Paul will be responsible for making everyone laugh hard at Comedy Night 2018.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at the Olde Vet’s Hall in downtown Dixon.

Comedy Night has become a signature fundraising event for Dixon Family Services (DFS) over the years.  The community-based, one-stop-shop of social services has been helping Dixon’s residents in need of a variety of assistance programs since 1984.  The Comedy Night fundraising event is an opportunity for all community members to come out and support the non-profit organization, while having a great time. 

FUNNY MAN DAN ST. PAUL SELECTED TO ENTERTAIN

                                              

Tickets are $40 in advance and are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services at 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune at 145 East A Street and Dixon Florist & Gifts at 150 East A Street

There is also the option of reserving a table or two so you can be sure to sit with your friends, family and/or co-workers.  In response to a growing trend for table reservations, organizers have dropped the price to only $300 for a table that seats 8 people.  There are a limited number of tables, so hurry and call 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org  for table reservations. Tickets to Comedy Night make a wonderful gift for someone you know who enjoys a fun time.

Comedy Night 2018

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Dixon Family Services has a banner in front of the building during the month of April as one way to remind people that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

The organization reminds us that as a community we have a responsibility to nurture and protect our children and help ensure they become healthy and productive adults.

Studies show that there is a direct link between child abuse and a greater risk later in life of depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, smoking, eating disorders, obesity, sexual promiscuity, certain chronic diseases and suicide.

Dixon Family Services (DFS) is a community-based Family Resource Center and Counseling Center and does all it can to help ensure the safety and well-being of Dixon’s children all year long.  With a special focus on low-income families with children, a priority goal is to reduce the incidences of child abuse or neglect by decreasing the worries and stress parents increasingly face on a daily basis.   

To learn more about child abuse, prevention and what you can do to help, go to www.partnersinprevention.org

 

 

 

 

Comedy Night – June 23, 2018

DIXON FAMILY SERVICES PRESENTS COMEDY NIGHT 2018

FUNNY MAN DAN ST. PAUL SELECTED TO ENTERTAIN

Dixon Family Services is excited to announce that Dan St. Paul will be responsible for making everyone laugh hard at Comedy Night 2018.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at the Olde Vet’s Hall in downtown Dixon.

Comedy Night has become a signature fundraising event for Dixon Family Services (DFS) over the years.  The community-based, one-stop-shop of social services has been helping Dixon’s residents in need of a variety of assistance programs since 1984.  The Comedy Night fundraising event is an opportunity for all community members to come out and support the non-profit organization, while having a great time. 

Dan St. Paul

After a seven-year stint of headlining San Francisco clubs in the comedy duo Murphy-St. Paul, Dan launched out on his own with a solo act that was to land him in the finals of the nation’s toughest comedy competition, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

 

Soon after, Dan moved to Los Angeles and appeared on several episodes of “An Evening at the Improv”, plus numerous shows on VH-1, MTV, and Comedy Central.  Since then, he has opened for such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill.  In a testament to the class of his act, Dan even opened for the San Francisco Symphony (“These guys are great! I knew them back when they were just a garage band.”).

 

Dan appeared in the movie “Flubber” with Robin Williams, and signed a recording deal with MCA records.  His CD, “Natural and Good for You” contains one the most requested comedy pieces on radio, “The First Baseball Game”.  He also is the star of his own one-man play, “Outer Mission, Middle Class – The Comic Diary of an Immigrant’s Son”.

 

The Los Angeles Theater and Entertainment Review said about Dan, “Combining a sharp, clean wit with an outstanding talent for creating characters, Dan’s show appeals to audiences of all ages…what sets Dan apart is that he doesn’t just tell jokes, but rather creates a series of comedic events.”

 

Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Italian from UC Berkeley, a teaching credential from San Francisco State, and a Master’s Degree in special education, the majority of Dan’s material comes from being a suburban husband and father and dealing with the frustrations of everyday life.

 

The evening begins at 5:00 with social time, no-host bar, a chance to see a large array of raffle prizes and to socialize.  Then a tri-tip dinner, courtesy of Recology, will be served.  At about 8 “The Show” begins and heavy laughter is predicted.

Tickets are $40 in advance and are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services at 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune at 145 East A Street and Dixon Florist & Gifts at 150 East A Street

Everyone is encouraged to get tickets early because there is a maximum capacity and tickets will sell fast to this highly anticipated event.  There is also the option of reserving a table or two so you can be sure to sit with your friends, family and/or co-workers.  Please call or email Dixon Family Services for table reservations. Tickets to Comedy Night make a wonderful gift for someone who enjoys a fun time.

The DFS Board of Directors promises that this is one event you won’t want to miss.  Each of them is very involved and invested in making Comedy Night 2018 a big success.  They also have tickets to sell.  The current Board includes Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Jon Cox, Brad Harms and Jerry Castañon.  

Additional support is needed in a variety of ways.  Sponsorships, donations and raffle prizes are all greatly appreciated.  For more information contact Cookie at Dixon Family Services, 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org .  You can also talk to any DFS Board Member.