WEEKEND: ‘Wizard of Oz’ sets theme for Sequim benefit Saturday

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Follow the yellow brick road Saturday to a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.

The groups will host The Wizard of Oz, their 25th annual auction and dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim unit of the clubs at 400 W. Fir St.

Tickets cost $125 per person. They are available at 360-683-8095 or jgray@bgc-op.org.

The clubs will celebrate 25 years of community support and welcome back founding board members, including Joe Hawe.

Catered meal

The Cedars at Dungeness will cater the meal. The Port Angeles High School Symphony will perform. Todd Orloff, KONP radio general manager, will be the master of ceremonies.

Attendees will be greeted by club kids dressed as Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion.

More than 200 auction items will be sold. They include a handcrafted table, quilts, Coach purses, fishing trips, Emblem3 concert tickets, private dinners and fine wines, along with restaurant and service gift certificates.

The auction and dinner are the clubs’ largest fundraising effort of the year and contribute nearly 20 percent of the annual operating budget.

Proceeds benefit children both the Carroll C. Kendall in Sequim and the Mount Angeles Unit in Port Angeles. The two clubhouses serve more than 350 youths each day.

The organization offers after-school and summer activities, state-licensed child care and kindergarten enrichment, and operates teen centers.

For more information, phone 360-683-8095 or visit www.bgc-op.org.

Last modified: November 07. 2013 4:52PM
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