OAKHURST – Forces behind the Kurtis For Mayor campaign are joining together for a massive rummage sale and “Post-Spring Cleaning Event,” set for June 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club (BGC).
Kurtis Foster is a Yosemite High School graduate who is running for honorary mayor of Oakhurst on behalf of the BGC. Foster is a full-time single father and Marine who served three tours overseas.The Rummage Sale motto is “Let’s turn trash into treasures together!” and organizers are asking for gently used donations. Pick up and storage is available. For more information, contact Melanie Barker at 559 760-3860.
Insiders are asking the community to “clean out your closets and garage” in order to help local youth and also to benefit the planet by recycling.
Volunteers are still needed to help with set-up, clean-up and during the “Post-Spring Cleaning Event.” One $20 credit per member will be applied to the monthly membership of those children whose families volunteer to help with this event.
In addition to the Rummage Sale, BGC SMART Girls are providing a bake sale and coffee stand. SMART stands for Skills Mastery and Resistance Training, and endeavors to encourage “healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.”
Bakers and donations of sweets are still being sought. Contact 559 642-4600
Raffle tickets are still on sale for the “Great Kitchen Shut-Down” Raffle, where buyers vie for the chance at seven nights of dinner out at area establishments including Oka Japanese Restaurant, Ducey’s Bar and Grill, DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, Crab Cakes Fun Family Seafood, Sweetwater Steakhouse, El Cid Mexican Cuisine and Southgate Brewing Company.
Raffle tickets are $5 each at Ameriprise Financial, River Creek Golf Course and the Oakhurst BGC. A drawing will be held at the Mayoral Finale on July 10. Winner need not be present.
The BGC is a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the development of strong character and leadership skills in boys and girls within a safe and nurturing environment.
In the honorary mayor race, sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, candidates compete to see who can raise the most funds for their nonprofit organizations, with each $1 raised counting as a vote. The organization with the most votes serves as an ambassador for Oakhurst throughout the next year.