By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula Times
Ever crave the spotlight, think about walking the red carpet while the paparazzi snaps away, greeting your celebrity friends and waving to your screaming fans?
Then you’ll want to be-and be seen-at “An Evening with the Stars” the 10th Annual Dinner Auction held for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley to be held February 15 at glamorous Saticoy Country Club.
You can be a star and help The Positive Place for Kids where you’ll be able to hobnob with your famous friends, enjoy an award-winning meal and bid on dozen of Live and Silent Auction items that any Hollywood star would die for!
The “Red Carpet” Cocktail Hour starts at 5 p.m. while guests mingle and enjoy the “Hollywood” Silent Auction opening for autographs, er, written bids at 6 p.m. The “Spotlight” Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m. and then at 8 p.m. the “Tinsel Town” Live Auction will begin.
Tickets are only $90 each for this night on the town where Clubs Executive Director Jan Marholin said you’ll be able to wear cocktail attire or go all out in your Oscar ceremony best.
“Or even go casual if you’re one of those celebrities that comes straight to our party from a pricey Malibu spa,” or said Marholin with a wink, “another treatment facility.”
Guests will not only enjoy the ambiance of Saticoy Country Club but also the dozens of Silent and Live Auction items that will be up for bidding ranging from vacation packages-a week-long vacation at the Mobley Faria Beach House, Cabin in Utah, Rincon Beach House, Maui Condo Getaway and a weekend at the Meadows in Moorpark-and artwork and jewelry to fun and fabulous dining/entertainment packages, theme park tickets, sports items, unique gift baskets, theater passes, wines, lunches and much, much more!
Between the Silent and Live Auction there are almost 60 great items up for bid.
“We have such wonderful supporters and sponsors,” said Marholin. “People really enjoyed last year’s dinner auction and its Mardi Gras theme so this year we decided to go all out with Hollywood glamour with ‘An Evening with the Stars’ and you might just see some real stars there!”
She promises the atmosphere will be “Definitely glamour from our tables to other decorations and props. We’re really looking forward to it and know everyone will have a wonderful time while at the same time helping our club kids.”
For reservations, information or to donate an auction item, call 805-525-7910.
The range of club programs, activities and services for kids 5 through 18 include educational support, tutoring, mentoring, career counseling, computer training, fine arts, athletics, after-school childcare and snacks.
Boys & Girls Clubs are dedicated facilities that are specifically designed for young people up to the age of 18. As a result, young people find a unique sense of belonging at the clubs, open every day after school and supervised by trained youth development professionals and not just volunteers.
The clubs-founded in 1949-offer a wide variety of programs that build character, enhance education, cultivate creativity, encourage fitness and teamwork and teach important life skills. These programs give young people the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities.
Over 1,400 youth and community members utilize the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley.
For more information visit the club website, www.bgclubscv.org