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March HOW Dinner Honors Ailene Thomas

AHWAHNEE — Friends and neighbors will gather at The Hitchin’ Post on Wednesday, Mar. 20, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Ailene Nicole Thomas. Ailene is a lifelong Mariposa county resident and a Mariposa High School graduate, Class of 2014. Shortly after graduating, say HOW organizers, Ailene met the love of her life: Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas. ...

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Swing By Soroptimists’ Spring Soup And Salad Luncheon

OAKHURST — Come one, come all and come hungry to the 2019 Soroptimist Spring fundraiser — their famous soup and salad luncheon is on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. This major fundraiser will benefit the local club’s projects, which include giving out scholarships for high school and college students throughout the ...

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New Executive Director For Calvin Crest Conferences

OAKHURST — After a nine-month search process, Calvin Crest Conferences has named Tiffany Staman to be their next Executive Director. Staman moves to Oakhurst from Rockford, Ilinois, where she was the Executive Director of The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford.  She has more than 26 years of experience as a strategic leader,  with demonstrated success in organizational development, nonprofit leadership, ...

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Soroptimist Girls Conference Surpasses Dreams

OAKHURST — Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers, more than 50 area students gathered at the Oakhurst Community Center recently for the 4th annual Soroptimist Dream It — Be It Career Conference for Girls. “The positive response to this year’s program far surpassed our expectations,” says Soroptimist president and event chair Michele Shockley. “We had both an increase in ...

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Prepare To Be Dazzled: Oakhurst Christmas Tree Auction

BASS LAKE — The annual Oakhurst Community Christmas Tree Auction is a wonderfully unique event that benefits some of the area’s most essential community organizations, spreading quite a bit of holiday cheer in the process. Hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst, and held at The Pines Resort, the joyful event enables dozens of nonprofits to benefit from ...

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Know A Woman Who Needs HOW Now?

MOUNTAIN AREA — Organizers behind a local nonprofit who specialize in lifting women up one woman at a time are now looking for the public’s help to identify their next recipient. Thanks to the humility of a nominated person who declined the group’s largess, Helping One Woman (HOW) needs a woman to help. “Our recipient for our January dinner lost ...

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MCW Tables And Taters Luncheon

OAKHURST – Delicious spuds and fancy table duds will be elevated to new heights as Mountain Community Women (MCW) invite the public to gather for the 28th annual Tables and Taters Luncheon, Raffle and Table Setting Contest, planned for Monday, Nov. 6 at the Oakhurst Community Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. The tasty and tasteful event features a ...

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September HOW Dinner Honors Lynn Oliver

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Ahwahnee resident Lynn Oliver. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Lynn has worked at the Hitchin’ Post for 11 years, say organizers, and is a “loving and caring person,” who recently survived a major stroke ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Annette Carpenter

AHWAHNEE — The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, June 21, at The Hitching Post, in support of Annette Carpenter. Annette’s husband Rick passed away in September of 2016. After spending some time in Mexico working with an orphanage that Annette and Rick used to volunteer for, she has returned home to Coarsegold and ...

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