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Press Release from Dixon Family Services

Contact Cookie Powell (707) 678-0442



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.

Comedy Night 2015 Kevin YoungDixon 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.

Comedy Night 2015 Paul LyonsThe 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 cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org.

Thrift Store 2015 Press Release June



Special Sales & Coupons for Bargain Hunters


Thrift Store 2015 Photo 3At this time of year donations to the Dixon Family Services (DFS) Thrift Store increase. With the good weather there are more garage sales and people donate the leftovers. Some people skip the garage sale and donate unwanted gently-used items right after cleaning closets/cupboards and there are those who move, downsize and donate excess furniture and other belongings. Donors all receive a tax deductible receipt.


For whatever reason, the bottom line is we receive more and we are able to put more on the sales floor. Every single day there are new items to browse and purchase. This is good for everyone.


Thrift Store 2015 Photo 4To help move inventory there have been and will continue to be special sales all summer! Right now, and for the remainder of June all clothes are Buy One Get One Free. We have had similar sales recently for lamps and shoes. Our next B.O.G.O.F. sale will include books and bags (including purses and backpacks).


On Saturday July 11 there will be a “Back to School” rummage sale at Dixon Family Services, 155 North Second Street. We have a lot of school supplies, so parents are encouraged to come and buy from DFS at seriously low prices.


Another exciting addition to the shopping experience is in July we are offering $5 off coupons that can be used at the DFS Thrift Store. Coupons will be given out at both the thrift store and at Dixon Family Services. It is our way of saying thank you for shopping at the DFS Thrift Store.


Thrift Store 2015 PhotoAnd 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?
  • Does your employer support and encourage volunteerism? Some businesses will allow spending hours at a non-profit organization “on the clock” to increase community involvement.
  • Some companies will even make a donation as a match to the hours spent by their employees who volunteer.


Whatever your reason for volunteering is, we can use your help and appreciate it.

Thrift Store 2015 Photo 6To 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 can be put to work as early as next week.


Daily we hear kind words and compliments about a variety of things. Many notice that our store’s layout is ever-improving. We are complimented on the cleanliness and organization of the sales floor. And we love hearing from those who understand the benefit the Dixon Family Services Thrift Store provides to our community:

  • 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;
  • an opportunity to make a difference in the community by donating, shopping or volunteering.

Thrift Store 2015 Photo 2If you haven’t checked us out yet, what are you waiting for? We look forward to your visit soon, and your first $5 is a gift for stopping by.


One last reminder: Please LIKE us on Facebook on the Dixon Family Services page.


Sincerely, Cookie Powell,

Dixon Family Services






Tickets are now available. Get them before sold out.


A scheduling snafu has caused a change in the headliner comic for Dixon Family Services’ Comedy Night 2015. The original comic was double booked so the agent scheduled Paul Lyons instead.


You know how they say that “things happen for a reason”? This is one of those things. This guy Paul Lyons is so funny!! And very famous!! The Comedy Night Team is VERY excited about this change.


Bio: “A devilishly creative funnyman”, Denver Rocky Mountain News. His more than two dozen TV appearances include being the 2007 Marketing Maverick for Comedy Central’s summer promos, Everybody Loves Raymond and Showtime’s Love at Stake. Paul has headlined in every state and overseas in London, England and Sydney, Australia.   As an essayist Paul’s inspiring, peculiar pieces appear regularly in Playboy, TV Guide and Details magazines.


Dixon Family Services’ Summer Fun-raising Event, Comedy Night 2015, is all set for Saturday, July 25. Last July our event was a smashing hit with everyone who attended. This year is expected to be even bigger and better! Don’t regret missing the funniest night in Dixon. Get your tickets early before we sell out.


This year’s venue, recently renovated Olde Vet’s Hall, will add a level of comfort and elegance to the hot summer’s funniest night in Dixon. But don’t be mistaken, this is a casual affair. Wear something with elastic waist for a delicious tri-tip dinner, decadent desserts and hard belly laughs.


Comedy Night’s opening act is local funny man, Kevin Young.

Bio: When first seeing Kevin Young, he is often thought of as being very serious. But after witnessing his act, many agree the Sacramento comic is seriously funny. Young, who made his comedy breakthrough by taking part in the heralded San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition in 2007, has quickly become a favorite in clubs throughout the west coast.


He was heard as a regular guest on KWOD radio in Sacramento, appeared in the Walt Disney

Film, “Flubber”, starring Robin Williams, and his improvisational abilities entertained a crowd at a Mystery Dinner Theatre. No matter the venue, Kevin is sure to entertain and ignite a crowd.

You can also count on laughing at our Dixon Police Chief Jon Cox as the event’s Emcee. Those who have never witnessed it before are in for a treat when you see how comical he can be.


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


The evening begins at 6:00 with social time, no-host bar and a chance to see a large array of raffle prizes and to socialize. Then a tri-tip dinner, courtesy of Recology, will be served from 6:30-7:30. For dessert, homemade decadent desserts will be available in the Bake Sale and Auction. You are encouraged to bring along your checkbook in order to secure the dessert that makes your mouth water the most.

Then, at 8 “The Show” begins and heavy laughter is predicted.


Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available to purchase at Dixon Family Services at 155 North Second Street, The Dixon Tribune at 145 East A Street, The Dixon Family Services Thrift Store at 1150 North First Street and Dixon Florist and Gifts at 150 East A Street.


Everyone is encouraged to get tickets early because there is a maximum capacity and tickets are already selling fast. There is also an option of purchasing an entire table so that you can know you’ll be where your table is and sit with your friends, family, co-workers or whomever you choose to have the tickets.


The DFS Board of Directors assures that this is one event you won’t want to miss.  The current DFS Board includes Jeanie Vanetti, Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Cathy Alcocer and Jon Cox.


More support is needed by way of sponsorships, donations, baked goods and raffle prizes. For further information contact Cookie at DFS, 678-0442 or email cookie@dixonfamilyservices.org . You can also talk to any DFS Board Member. Each of them is very involved and invested in making Comedy Night 2015 a huge success. They also have tickets for purchase.


Visit the www.DixonFamilyServices.org website to watch a short video of Paul Lyons to get in the mood for more of his comedy on July 25.