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Cheers to Charity is a party with a purpose

Cheers to Charity

Cheers to Charity (C2C) is proud to announce that plans for the summer party of the year, is in the works!

"My team is working hard to make Cheers another outstanding event. Not only is it a great night on the town but it raises thousands of dollars for local charities – making a difference right here at home," said Mary Beth Garrison, C2C president. "We are committed to making Cheers 2022 another outstanding event!"

Cheers to Charity, slated for Aug. 13, takes months of planning and preparation. It is an outdoor food, wine and beer event that raises funds for dozens of local nonprofit organizations, and 2022 marks the eighth year.

"We work hard to bring great food, amazing wines, expertly crafted beer and loads more to Tehachapi. The best thing is that while we're having fun, we're raising money," said Garrison.

Planned for Aviator Park, the committee is already working on partners for wine, beer, food and home brew.

"As the only Kern County event with a built-in Home Brew Competition, Cheers is delighted to feature this unique offering," said Michael Dillenbeck, the Home Brew organizer for the event.

During the first 2022 planning meeting, the Cheers team paused to reflect on the past years of fundraising for greater Tehachapi. Cheers to Charity has supported tangible community efforts, including:

• Cancer patient support

• Fully equipped animal rescue trailer

• Public seating at local hospital

• After-school outreach for at-risk teens

• Library community enrichment programs

• College scholarships for High School seniors 

• Awareness of, and attention to, county human trafficking

• Equipment for local emergency response teams

Cheers to Charity is proud of the impact made in Tehachapi.

"The team works tirelessly to create a magical evening in the park. It takes time and energy to make it happen," said Garrison. "In seven short years, we've supported the community with over $255,000 in funding."

Garrison further recognizes the vital support of business sponsors and partner organizations to make the evening one of Tehachapi's best.

This year's event has some surprises to keep things fresh. But, more than a great time, Cheers to Charity is a Party with a Purpose – supporting nonprofits that support our town. Tickets are on sale at http://www.Eventbrite.com.

The event sells out – so mark Aug. 13 on the calendar, buy your tickets and get ready for fun. Cheers!