The Sand Fire Benefit is adding new attractions as more individuals and organizations are stepping up to help with the event.
Marshall Hospital is sponsoring a balloon artist at the benefit and its mascot — Marshall Mouse — will be present for the kids. There will also be a face painting artist at the event who is donating talents.
The El Dorado High School Jazz band will be performing along with “Relic” and “Nobs.”
Ten dollar haircuts will be available with all of the proceeds going to the fire families. The hair stylist is unidentified but is from Pollock Pines.
The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council will have a table set up with fire safe educational material.
The Sand Ridge Fire Safe Council will also have a table set up with pictures of before and after the fire along with information to help victims.
Firefighters will be present in uniform helping to sell tickets for the raffle.
All of the local chambers of commerce, Thrive and the Lions will be running the raffle. According to the benefit organizers, over 20 items have already been donated, including some beautiful paintings.
Those who would like to donate raffle prizes can drop them off at Thompson’s Toyota of Placerville, 140 Forni Road, Placerville.
Tickets for the event, to be held Aug. 22 from 5 to 10 p.m., cost $10 per person or $25 per family, with all the proceeds going to the victims of the Sand Fire. The ticket includes dinner and entertainment.
Raffle tickets will be for sale separately at the event.
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 Drive; and at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main Street, 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 Street. In Somerset at Keller & D’Agostini Real Estate, 5909 Mt. Aukum Road and at the Pioneer Fire Protection District at 7061 Mt. Aukum Road. 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 Street, No. 105. In Cameron Park, at the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, 2502 Country Club Drive. In Diamond Springs, at Dick’s Carpet One, 6516 Commerce Way.
People can mail in a check for tickets or if they simply want to make a donation to the event. Make checks out to the El Dorado Community Foundation, Attn: Sand Fire. Mail checks to the El Dorado Community Foundation, PO Box 1388 or 312 Main Street, Suite 201, Placerville, 95667.
Rotary and Kiwanis members are also selling tickets and tickets can be bought at the door of the event as well.
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.
Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.