BUENA PARK : Boys & Girls Club to Hold Fund-Raiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park, which serves more than 1,200 youths, will hold its biggest fund-raiser of the year Sunday.

Club executive director Jean Morgan said the organization has been hit by recessionary times, forcing the nonprofit group to work harder at obtaining donations to pay for programs and operations. The club's operating budget is about $500,000 this year; about 25% comes from fund-raisers and special events, she said.

Morgan said the club is counting on the fourth annual auction, wine and food-tasting event to raise about $32,000. The event raised $5,000 in its first year, and last year's proceeds were about $21,000, she said.

The fund-raiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at U.S. Amada Ltd., 7025 Firestone Blvd., Buena Park. The cost is $25 per person and includes food, wine and the opportunity to bid on auction items. Tickets are available at the door.

Morgan also said a drawing will be held for three prizes: a $1,000 shopping spree at Nordstrom; an executive suite for 10 people at Anaheim Stadium for a ballgame, and a $1,000 U.S. savings bond. Tickets for the drawing are $25.

If all 400 drawing tickets are sold, Morgan said $10,000 would be raised for the club.

Supervisor William G. Steiner is also expected to present the club with a $50,000 check from the county to pay for needed building renovations.

For more information or tickets, call (714) 522-7259.

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