Tickets for the Sand Fire Benefit will go on sale Monday at different locations throughout this county as well as Amador County.
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Costing $10 per person or $25 per family, proceeds from the benefit will go to the victims of the Sand Fire. The ticket includes dinner and entertainment as well as a chance to win a raffle prize.
In Placerville, tickets can be purchased at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, 542 Main Street; Thompson’s Buick GMC, 55 Placerville Drive; Thompson’s Toyota, 140 Forni Road; MORE, 399 Placerville Drive; Stymeist Auto Body, 3949 Highway 49; the Mountain Democrat, 2889 Ray Lawyer Dr.; and at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 201.
In Pollock Pines, they are available at C&T’s Restaurant, 6454 Pony Express Trail. In Plymouth, at Keller & D’Agostini Real Estate, 9252 Bush St. In Somerset at Keller & D’Agostini Real Estate, 5909 Mt. Aukum Rd. and at the Pioneer Fire Protection District at 7061 Mt. Aukum Rd. In Jackson, at Stymeist Auto Body, 1001 S. Highway 49.
In El Dorado Hills, get tickets at the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2085 Vine St., No. 105. In Cameron Park, at the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, 2502 Country Club Dr. In Diamond Springs, at Dick’s Carpet One, 6516 Commerce Way.
Rotary and Kiwanis members are also selling tickets and tickets can be bought at the door of the event as well.
Organizers of the benefit are also encouraging people to sign up as sponsors with a donation of $1,000 or more. So far the benefit has attracted five $1,000 sponsors.
The event will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 10 p.m. on the Main Lawn at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A pasta dinner will be served with entertainment provided by two bands: Nobs and Relic. Raffle prizes will also be given out.
Those who would like to donate raffle prizes can drop them off at Thompson’s Toyota of Placerville, 140 Forni Road, Placerville.
Checks for tickets or to make a donation are payable to the El Dorado Community Foundation. Mail them to the El Dorado Community Foundation, PO Box 1388 or 312 Main Street, Suite 201, Placerville, 95667.
For additional information, call the office of Joe Vicini Inc. at 530-622-1963 or Carter Kelly Inc. at 530-621-0950 or e-mail [email protected]
Information is also available on the Facebook page of El Dorado County Watch.
The El Dorado County Elections Department also wanted residents affected by the fire to know that if they have any questions about their voting status or their ability to vote in either the Sept. 9 special election or the Nov. 4 general election, that they can contact them with their questions by calling 530-621-7480 or emailing them at [email protected] or [email protected] The elections department promises to do everything it can to enable those affected to vote in the upcoming elections.
Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.