Restaurant & Saloon's Jim & Opal Brown Sponsor "Back-to-School Clothing Drive
Dinner & Auction"
October 6th Jim & Opal Brown hosted a dinner party for 600 "Back to School" supporters at Pioneer Restaurant. As quests arrived through the Spanish Village mariachis played and a delicious appetizer buffet of quesadillas, flautas and chips with guacamole and salsa set the mood.
Children sold 50/50 raffle tickets for the cause.
Nearly 600 guests enjoyed the auction, entertainment and more!
The media was everywhere covering the event. Here local television interviews Jim Brown.
Guests enjoy wagon rides and games including bull riding, hatchet throw, horseshoes, quick draw and archery.
Entertainment included Tumbleweed Junction playing great music, Joey Dillon and his gun spinning tricks, and TC Thorstenson and Harvey Wallbanger Jr World Famous Buffalo.
Emcee for the evening was Kim Covington Channel 12 News Weekend Anchor who gave up attending the local Emmy Awards Presentation going on that night where she won an Emmy for her outstanding work. Children and education are dear to her heart as she hosts "School Solutions" offering parents a new resource for help with questions on education topics, elementary through high school.
Highlights for the evening came when Gerry Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation offered to match donations for the night up to $165,000.
Jim Brown announced last year this dinner raised $100,000 total fo the "Back to School" project. This year their goal as $130,000.
Wild West Gazette Publisher Sid Hagel and Editor Lee Ann Sharpe encourage you to use your AZ Working Poor Tax Credit to donate to this worthwhile cause. This is a total reduction in your AZ taxes for the full amount. Write the check to a great cause like this one and know your money is doing something great to give children enthusiasm for going back to school. What better way to fight poverty in our world than to educate the next generation and make them strong participating citizens.
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