Dixon Family Services’ Board of Directors is currently planning the fund raising event and seeking sponsorships.

Comedy Night is the one annual fund event that is planned each year to provide a fun way for the community to support Dixon Family Services (DFS) and our mission to improve lives in our community.  There are many ways to help.

Comic Milt Abel is booked to entertain with clean and hilarious comedy.

Recology volunteers are set to cook up a barbeque feast.

The Olde Vet’s Hall is reserved for Saturday, July 27 and Bud’s Pub & Grill will provide a full no-host bar.

The list of raffle prizes gets longer each week and this year we will have a mouth-watering baked items auction right after dinner.

The annual event is approximately 3 months away but as anticipation rises, more and more people are making sure they are involved in one way or another.  Businesses, organizations, families and individuals have pledged to be sponsors and about a dozen tables are already reserved by those who want to be sure to sit with their family, friends and/or co-workers.

One very important factor to Comedy Night 2019’s success will be the number of sponsorships.  At the time of this release we have sponsorship pledges from Altec Industries, Dixon Wellness, Patty and Mark Richards, First Northern Bank, VFW 8151, Anna and Jerry Castañon, Travis Credit Union, California Water Services, Jim Lindley and SafeQuest Solano.

Sponsors are going to be prominently recognized on our signs and posters, in news releases, on the DFS website and Facebook page, in our event programs and placemats and will be thanked by our Master of Ceremonies at the event.

At the last Comedy Night committee meeting May 15 was chosen as the deadline for sponsors to be guaranteed a place on our signs and posters.  This is only because we must finalize design and make an order for printing.  Sponsors who come on board after the deadline will still receive all other recognitions but we really would like to see them on our posters and signs as well.

DFS Board members and staff, as time allows, are making follow-up visits, calls and emails to many who were sent a sponsorship solicitation letter in February.  If you didn’t receive a letter or you did and are considering sponsorship you do not have to wait for a follow-up request.  Please call Cookie Powell at 678-0442, email, stop by DFS at 155 North Second Street or talk to any DFS Board Member.

The Board of Directors of Dixon Family Services includes:  Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Jerry Castañon, Laura Ziegler, Donny Everhart, Patti Sousa and Ranay Singh.  Contact any one of them and they will be happy to help you help DFS.

Being a sponsor of Comedy Night is an opportunity to let the public know that you support Dixon Family Services and the good work we do for people in need in Dixon.  Your sponsorship shows that you, your business or organization helps improve many lives through DFS.  Also, those who sponsor will have our appreciation and heart-felt recommendation to others to patronize you.

This year as a special thank you to those who sponsor at the $1,000 level will have a complimentary reserved table at Comedy Night.

We encourage everyone to reach out to us by phone, mail, email or in person by Wednesday, May 15.


Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely from Dixon Family Services’ Board, Staff and most importantly – The People We Serve!





It still feels like Winter but Dixon Family Services’ Summer Fun-raising Event, Comedy Night 2019, is already scheduled for Saturday, July 27.   Every year this event is a smashing hit with everyone who attends.  This year is expected to be even bigger and better!

Don’t regret missing the funniest night in Dixon.  Get your tickets early before sold out.  This year people have options of purchasing tickets by check or cash at Dixon Family Services (DFS) 155 North 2nd Street, or through the mail, or by credit card on

The cool and elegant Olde Vet’s Hall adds a level of comfort and class to the hot summer’s funniest night in Dixon.  But don’t be mistaken, this is a casual affair.  Wear something with an elastic waist so your belly is prepared for a delicious tri-tip dinner and hilarious entertainment.

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

The evening will begin at 5PM with social time, drinks, 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 6.  Bud’s Pub & Grill provides the no-host bar.  A live auction of baked goods is intended to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth for dessert after dinner.

Then, at 7:30 “The Show” begins and heavy laughter is predicted.

Tickets are a $40 donation in advance and as this is a highly anticipated event, there is no guarantee there will be tickets left to sell at the door.   Everyone is encouraged to get tickets early because there is a maximum capacity at the hall and tickets do sell fast.  Be sure to not miss the fun, food and laughter of Comedy Night 2019 on Saturday, July 27.

Businesses, families and friends can reserve a table to insure you can sit together.  A table of 8 can be reserved by calling DFS or talk to any DFS Board Member.   DFS board members include Sarah Villec, Matt Swanson, Jack Caldwell, Jerry Castañon, Laura Ziegler, Donny Everhart, Patti Sousa and Ranay Singh.

Additional support is needed in a variety of ways.  Sponsorships, donations, raffle prizes and baked goods are all greatly appreciated.  For more information contact Cookie at Dixon Family Services, 678-0442, email  or ask any DFS Board Member.

For more information everyone is encouraged to visit the Dixon Family Services website or Facebook page.