Filed Under: Eye on the City
- Make-A-Wish Annual Breakfast to Grant Wishes to ChildrenMake-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada hosted their annual Wake Up For Wishes breakfast at the Sacramento Convention Center on Wednesday, November 8 to thank supporters and highlight four wishes that they granted this year. At the event they surprised two local children in big ways. Samuel, four, who battles kidney cancer, learned from retired Astronaut Stephen Robison that his wish to see a ‘real’ spaceship was coming true in January! Samuel’s wish is sponsored by the chapter founder and local business man Frank Ramos. The second child that was surprised was Dominic, 15, who battles bone cancer. His wish was granted last month to give out Thank You awards to many who helped him through the difficult journey of fighting cancer. One of the people Dominic had wished to be at his Night of Gratitude was his grandmother, Amy, from Texas. So Make-A-Wish flew her out to surprise him on stage at the breakfast. His wish was sponsored by Five Star Bank and was enhanced by Shutterfly.
Bounty and Beast Restaurant Kickoff Party in Midtown SacramentoBounty and Beast Restaurant VIP kickoff was on July 28th at the newest midtown venue on R & 17th Street at the end of the Ice Blocks Development. Congratulations to the co-owner Michel Hargis and Executive Chef Brock Macdonald and Pastry chef Edward Martinez.
WIND Youth Services Summer Soiree and FundraiserWind Youth Services’ Summer Soiree was celebrated at the new Wind Youth Center at 815 S Street on Friday, July 27th. The fun evening of local food and drink was emceed by Rob Stewart of KVIE’s Rob on the Road. Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. It is estimated that on any given night in Sacramento, there are 250 homeless youth on the streets. Wind Youth Services aims to end the cycle of youth homelessness. The new Wind Youth Center will offer wrap around services for youth; it is here they can enter one front door and access case management, crisis counseling, a warm meal, clothes, respite and a hot shower. SMUD presented Wind a check for $100,000 as the largest grantee of the inaugural SMUD Shine Awards. The money from SMUD will fund the restrooms, solar and showers at the Wind Youth Center.
Border Patrol Monitors The US-Mexico Border
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American River Parkway Foundation Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction On June 23, the Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction benefiting the American River Parkway Foundation was held at William B Pond Park.