Kiwanis Club of Lincoln’s benefit dinner successful

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The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln “had another tremendously successful” benefit dinner event on Aug. 9 at the McBean Park Pavilion, according to President Mike Maul. 

“Nearly 150 people showed up to enjoy fantastic food, great music, camaraderie with friends and family, and most importantly, to support the kids of Lincoln,” Maul said.

The event kicked off with a dinner by Code 3 Catering, along with a silent auction that featured donations from many Lincoln businesses and individuals. That was followed by some special guest speakers.

Chuck Whitecotton, principal at Phoenix High School, received a check for $2,000 to help support academic programs there. Sabreena Keeling, a Lincoln High School Class of 2017 graduate and recipient of a $2,000 scholarship, shared how she will use that investment in her college plans over the next four years.

The event also included a live auction with items including nights in Reno and fully-catered dinners cooked by Kiwanians with a flair for gourmet food, and dancing.

“One of the highlights of the evening was the great fellowship of several Lincoln service clubs,” Maul said. “In addition to the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln, the Lincoln Lions Club, Lincoln Soroptomist Club and the Lincoln Foothills Kiwanis Club all were well-represented and provided just another example of how Lincoln is a community that rallies together to support our kids.”

Committee chairwoman Sarah Lambrose reported that the event raised almost $10,000 that will help support the children of Lincoln in a variety of ways.

The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln thanks the following sponsors for their generous donations and support of this event: 

* Platinum Sponsors: Robertson Law Group, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Donna Judah Realty, Mike Caporale and Sarah Lambrose.

* Bronze Sponsors: Bill and Joey Bear, Buonarroti Ristorante, Coldwell Banker/Sun Ridge Realty, Copper River Bag Co., Denzler Family Dentistry, Dono dal Cielo Winery, Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Jack and Pat Everett, Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Linda Mapes, Paul Jessen, Peppermill Resort Reno, RCO Tile & Stone and Twelve Bridges Dental Care.

* Patron Sponsors: Gail Cirata Realty, Carol Dickey, Carol Porter, Christe Freymond, Holly Wells, Lincoln Gun Exchange, Mary Long, Joanie Cubias and Lyon Realty, One Nest Real Estate, Stanley Huser, Susan Platt, The Ridge Golf Club, Tobias Mortgage Company, Turkey Creek Golf Club and Wise Villa Winery.

Donors: Alma's Bridal Boutique, Awful Annie’s Restaurant, Bayabelle Boutique, Beach Hut Deli, Cherry Moose Quilts, Citizen Vine, Clinton’s Custom Cycle Shop, Country Harvest Bakery, Cynthia Lidell, Double Barrel Smokehouse BBQ, Fashion Fo Paws Pet Boutique, Infusion Tap Room, Grooming by Suzie, Home Spun Yogurt, Jill Williams, Kim’s Country Kitchen, Lincoln Automotive Center, Lincoln Florist and Gifts, Lincoln Gifts and Souvenirs, Los Gallos Taqueria, Mary McPherson, Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Party Dreams, Pet Smart, Red Robin Restaurant, Rustic Crown Market, Sierra Hills Framing, Simple Pleasures, Starbucks, Tommie Moller, Waffle Farm and Whistle Stop Cafe

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln, visit its website at