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Cheers! The clock is ticking

Preparations are nearly done and the Cheers to Charity team are ready to bring you Tehachapi's best fundraising night on the town. We hope you're ready, too. Cheers to Charity 2023 is weeks away and, if you have never attended, you may want to buy a ticket now, because they sell out every year.

The evening is an ideal blend of outdoor ambiance, delicious foods, wine, beer, spirit-free concoctions, dancing, games, desserts, lively chatter and sweet reunions, all to raise money for local volunteer organizations. Held at Aviator Park, Cheers to Charity is set for Aug. 12, starting at 6 p.m.

Sponsors are in place; the park is reserved; beer is brewed; food is ordered; and the wine list is impressive.

"Interest is growing each day, with people checking out the website and buying tickets online to attend," said Becca Dillenbeck, the Cheers social media coordinator. "Our community is looking for ways to get together, have fun and give back to the community – Cheers to Charity is a fantastic way to do all three! People dress up and dress down – it's all good."

Cheers to Charity is an outdoor fundraising event featuring fine wines, craft and home-brewed beer, great food, a "spirit-free" and dessert bar, a silent auction and more. You can try your hand at the roulette and blackjack tables or dance the night away on the dance floor – all for good charitable fun. This is the ninth year for the event.

Beyond a great night out, the goal of Cheers to Charity is to raise money and give it away to a dozen small, local nonprofits - enabling them to continue their mission for the greater good. Each year, the Cheers to Charity team select different primary nonprofits. The 2023 organizations are: Have a Heart Humane Society, The Motherhood Collective, Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.

Cheers is proud to help Have a Heart with spay and neuter clinics; support the Motherhood Collective to provide outreach and resources for new moms; the Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey to refurbish the aging roller hockey rink; and the Tehachapi Symphony to defray the costs for guest conductors, continuing the tradition of free symphony concerts for all.

Additionally, Cheers to Charity also supports these partner nonprofit groups: American Legion Post 221, Central CA Animal Disaster Team, Stallion Springs CERT, Tehachapi Friends of the Library, Tehachapi Mountain Search & Rescue, Tehachapi Rotary Foundation, and the Tehachapi VALLEY WRESTLING CLUB.

Event sponsors include: BHE Renewables, Sangera Subaru, Rio Tinto U.S. Borax, P-Dubs Bar & Grille, Pearce Renewables, Wood Pavilion, GFO Gubiotti, Team Linda & Stacey, South Street Digital, Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner, Aventus, Alta One Federal Credit Union, Terra-Gen Operating Company, Healthy Hippie Trading Company, Valley Strong Credit Union, Bank of the Sierra, Tim and MB Garrison, Mike and Lara Berard, Ashmore Motors, The Semerenko Team, WM, Airstreams Renewables, Advanced Beverage, Tehachapi Living Magazine, Tehachapi News, KGET TV 17 and The Loop newspaper.

Join us for Cheers to Charity 2023 this Aug. 12 – it is Tehachapi's best party with a purpose! Tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.com: $95 general admission and $150 VIP admission. Designated Driver tickets are $50 and $80 each. The event sells out every year, so get your tickets today, because the clock is ticking!