A-Z Foundation Group dinner raises funds

Photo above by Ray Conner / Kern Valley Sun
A nice crowd was present at the A-Z Foundation Group Dinner/ fund-raiser held at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella.
Photos below (left and middle) by Ray Conner / Kern Valley Sun
Bottom Left: Rodney Torres was the emcee on the evening of the A-Z Dinner. Behind him and to the left is the main prize, the Luck Eight Rifle. Bottom middle: The line up of silent auction items that fetched a nice penny.
Photo (bottom right) by Colleen Conner / Special to the Sun
There were 10 veterans honored at the A-Z Foundation Group Dinner/fund raiser on Saturday evening at the Senior Center. The U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corp, and U.S. Air Force was represented.

B: Ray Conner
Sports Editor

On Saturday March 14, the A-Z Foundation Group held their second annual dinner/fund raiser at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella. The Kern River Valley chapter of the A-Z Foundation group entertained close to 80 people in feeding them, allowing them to wet their whistle and show their support in the General Raffle, Progressive Raffle, the silent auction, and the live auction. It was also a time to honor the veterans who attended the dinner and four prizes that were raffled off.

Two Navy veterans, one Marine veteran, and one Army veteran walked away with a hog hunt, a plaque, a flag, and framed print saluting all veterans. The A-Z Foundation Group committee did the cooking, the monitoring of games, and service from the bar. The meal was catered by Army veteran, Jim Wyly in his usual delicious rib-eye steak dinner with all the fixings. It is the hope of the Kern River Valley’s chapter to get the Junior Pheasant Hunt going once again.

The main fundraising effort came in the way of the live auction. Spread out among all the items listed eight “Lucky Eight” items gave eight diners the chance to win the top prize of the evening, the Lucky Eight Gun.

The bidding in the live auction was fierce with many raising their hands to bid on all the items being offered. In the end it was a huge success and the fund-raising effort will put the Kern River Valley’s chapter of the A-Z Foundation Group well on its way to making their goal for the junior hunters of the valley. If you would like to learn more about the A-Z Foundation you can go online at azfoundationgroup.org