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Speakers sought for Angel Appreciation Day

FALLBROOK—Representatives from organizations that have received financial or non-monetary support from the Angel Society of Fallbrook are invited to speak at Angel Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 17.

The event, which will honor the philanthropy’s many volunteers and donors as well as those groups that have benefitted from their efforts, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Angel Shop at 1002 South Main Avenue.

Since its inception in 1978, the Angel Society has raised upwards of $2.6 million for local charities and community programs largely through the operation of its volunteer-run thrift shop.

Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided. Following the presentation, the shop will be open for customers until 3 p.m., offering for sale “gently used” clothing, household goods and other merchandise at bargain prices.

Interested speakers should contact Virginia Stephens, Angel Appreciation chair, at (760) 728-2141.

In other business, at its September meeting, the Angel Society approved $6,300 in donations.

Topping the list with $3,000, the Fallbrook Food Pantry has provided canned goods and other food stuffs to needy families and individuals since the 1990s. The funds will help the group provide such items as fresh milk and vegetables for their clients.

A total of $1,000 each was awarded to the Fallbrook Family Support League, which offers free family counseling, and People to People, which has served the community for the past 28 years by offering job placement services at no cost.

Two groups received $500 each in support. They are the Fallbrook High School choral program, which includes the Warrior Choir, Women’s Advanced Vocal Ensemble and Madrigals, and Zoofari, a nonprofit wildlife foundation in Bonsall that provides a loving home to unwanted, non-releasable or confiscated wildlife.

Conner Harrison, a member of Troop 755 and an Eagle Scout candidate, was funded $300 toward the completion of his community service project. He is working with Fallbrook Youth Baseball to build shade structures over bleachers in two fields.

 

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