Comedy Night at the Olde Vet’s Hall was a huge success thanks to our generous community. My heart is warmed by caring citizens who want to be a part of our mission to improve lives of people living in Dixon. Raising funds is vital to keeping Dixon Family Services’ doors open and there are many to thank for being supportive of those efforts.
Early in the planning stages local businesses and individuals Recology, CA Water, First Northern Bank, Dixon VFW, Jake Jackson and Gloria and Sigfredo Flores all pledged sponsorships of $500 or more to help the fundraising event get a good start. Other revenue came in from sponsorships of our placemats, ticket sales, auction/raffle and bake sale. The people who attended opened their wallets and gave freely.
The numbers have been crunched and the total profit is $8,000 for Dixon Family Services to augment our many programs. But even before money was counted we were calling Comedy Night 2015 a big success simply because everyone had a great time!!
All were happy and laughter was the theme of the night. We listened to suggestions and concerns after the Comedy Night in July 2014 and we chose a venue with air conditioning and comfortable seating. Our comedians were top notch and the humor was tasteful and VERY funny. Police Chief Jon Cox did a great job of keeping the crowd laughing as our Emcee for the night. Bud’s bar provided excellent service at reasonable prices.
The scrumptious tri-tip dinner was prepared and served by an effective team of Recology employees and Mike Hamilton. The meat was tender and delicious! Side dishes were also very yummy. The food service was swift and generous. People were encouraged to come back for seconds.
Everyone was a winner of the dessert sale and auction because families, friends, co-workers and even those who had just met shared the decadent desserts they won. By the time the comedy began everyone’s bellies were full.
Thanks to big-hearted donors there were so many raffle and auction prizes that calling out all the winners seemed endless. There are so many to thank for this successful Comedy Night and Dixon Family Services’ website www.dixonfamilyservices.org has the entire long list.
The hard work, dedication and comradery of the Comedy Night Team made it such a pleasure to be a part of from start to finish. We will begin work on the July 23, 2015 Comedy Night soon. Anyone that would like to join our committee is encouraged to call. Thank you.
Sincerely, Cookie Powell
Aegean Tax and Accounting
Algood Ink Tatoos
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
Batchelors, MaryLou and Jack
Bella Moda Boutique
Bernheim, Guttierez, McCready
Black Bear Diner
Buckhorn Bar and Grill
Bud’s Pub & Grill
Ca Water Service
Cache Creek Casino
Caylers, Kay and Russ
Costco Wholesale, Fairfield
Costco Wholesale, Vacaville
Cox, Betty and Jon
Crocker Art Museum
Curves for Women, Dixon
Dixon Chamber of Commerce
Dixon Family Services Thrift Store
Dixon Rotary Club
Dixon Tribune, Sarah Villec
Edward Jones, Matt Swanson
Fairytale Town, Inc.
First Northern Bank
Flores, Gloria and Sigfredo
Gone Fishin’ Marine
Johnson, Carol and Dave
KC Pruett Trucking, Carol and Keith Pruett
Kelly Nixon Construction
Kj Real Estate, Kevin Johnson
Lopez, Julia and Sam
MacDonald Realty Inc. DBA
Natural History Museum, LA
Oakland Athletics Baseball Company
Ohhh Snap Mobile Memories
Recology & it’s Employees Food Team
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!
Ritchey, Helen and Don
Ron Dupratt Ford
Scandia Family Fun Center, Inc. Fairfield
Scandia Family Fun Center, Inc. Sacramento
Scanell, Cindy and Philip
Seaworld, San Diego
State Farm Ins, Olimpia Campos Garner
The Oakland Zoo
The Printing Shop
The Sacramento Zoological Society
Thornton and Sons
Time to Consign
Vasquez Mexican Food Restaurant
VFW Post 8151, Brock McMahon
Western Railway Museum
Wooden Valley Winery
Woodland Opera House
If we forgot anyone, please let us know and we apologize in advance.
Sincerely, Dixon Family Services J
Press Release from Dixon Family Services
Contact Cookie Powell (707) 678-0442
COMEDY NIGHT THIS SATURDAY, JULY 25
TONS OF FUN EXPECTED
Dixon Family Services’ Summer Fundraising Event, Comedy Night 2015, is all set for Saturday, July 25 at The Olde Vet’s Hall, 231 North First Street from 6:00 – 10PM.
Dixon Family Services (DFS) was established as a non-profit 501c3 organization in 1984 and has been serving the community for over 31 years as a one-stop-shop of social services. The Comedy Night event is an opportunity for all community members to support the organization, while having a great time.
The headline act is Paul Lyons and the opening act is Kevin Young. These two professional comedians are guaranteed to make you laugh. And we all know that laughter is so good for our health! The amateur comic relief of the night will come from our Emcee with the most – Police Chief Jon Cox. Everyone has permission to laugh as much as they want at the top cop of Dixon – THAT NIGHT.
The evening includes a delicious tri-tip dinner provided by Recology, no-host bar provided by Bud’s Pub and Grill and a community-supported bake sale and auction. There will also be many raffle and auction prizes to win. All this and a night filled with laughter are going to create an event to remember.
Dinner is being served from 6:30 – 7:30. The baked items will be auctioned and sold at just the right time for dessert after dinner. Then, at 8 “The Show” begins and heavy laughter is predicted.
Tickets are a $30 donation in advance and $35 at the door. Organizers will continue to sell tickets before the event and at the door until capacity is reached. Don’t wait too long and miss out.
For more info please reach Cookie Powell at 707 678-0442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.