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BONSALL – Bonsall Woman’s Club welcomed 181 attendees to their 31st annual Christmas fundraiser, “A Wonderful Time of the Year,” Dec. 6 at the Golf Club of California.
BWC members Judy Bresnahan and Emily Manley co-chaired this event, helped by a committee of 18 members who organized the venue, food, table settings and centerpieces, entertainment, raffle baskets, Christmas tree and wreath raffles, silent auction, craft sales, and door prizes.
"This event was a work in progress from May to December with the efforts of awesome volunteers donating their time and contributing donations,” Bresnahan said. “Reservations for the event were sold out almost immediately. It was fun, entertaining and successful, enjoyed by all who attended."
Part of the success can also be attributed to event sponsors like River Village Properties, Robert and Susan Lucy, Robert Feindt Jr. Consulting, Coldwell Banker Village Properties, Stanton & Carlson Dental Partnership and Angel Society of Fallbrook. In addition to these sponsors, other local businesses in Bonsall and Fallbrook donated items for the silent auction, raffles and prizes.
BWC President Mary Jo Pfaff said the success of this event was important for meeting the goals of the club. “My presidential theme of ‘Philanthropy, Friendship and Fun While Fundraising’ offers opportunities for current and future members to join an organization that has a place for everyone. Our main goal is the charitable donations we make to the community. This annual fundraiser is a huge boost to helping us meet that goal,” Pfaff said.
Since its inception in 1980, BWC has been raising funds for the Bonsall and Fallbrook area to support other 501(c)3 organizations and education. Last year, the club distributed more than $30,000 to 23 nonprofits, awarded 18 scholarships to graduates, and donated $75 to every BUSD elementary teacher for use in their classrooms.
BWC meetings welcome women and their guests to monthly meetings, which feature educational and fun programs. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Bonsall Community Center. The next BWC meeting is Jan. 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. Additional information about the club can be found at https://www.bonsallwomansclub.org/.
Submitted by the Bonsall Woman’s Club.