Carmichael Parks Foundation Receives Generous Donation

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG)  |  By Sharon Ruffner, President of the Carmichael Parks Foundation
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Sharon Ruffner and Paul Pennington, foundation board members. Photo courtesy Sharon Ruffner

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The Carmichael Parks Foundation recently received a $10,000 donation from Paul Pennington, a community philanthropist and founding member of the Foundation.

The Carmichael Parks Foundation, comprised solely of volunteers, provides scholarships to local youth who otherwise would not be able to participate in after-school and recreational activities and funds select parks for beautification and facility improvement projects.

Paul commented that he carefully selected the Foundation as a recipient of his sizeable donation because “the Foundation’s efforts greatly assist the Recreation and Park District and are vital to helping enhance the overall quality of life in the Carmichael community.”

As part of another philanthropic gesture, Paul will be hosting a table of lucky friends at the Foundation’s fall fundraiser “Dinner in the Park, a Carmichael Gourmet Affair” which returns on September 8 at the Sutter Park and Jensen Botanical Gardens. As the hidden gem of Carmichael, the unique nature of these parks offer the perfect setting to stroll along the path and enjoy community, gourmet food, wine and music.

When asked what he likes most about Dinner in the Park, Paul said, “It is a great way to enjoy a beautiful park setting with fresh farm-to-fork cuisine and a neighborly setting. I get to enjoy an evening of incredible food and wine while raising important funds for our youth programs and park beautification projects.”

Tickets are available for $100 per person and features an amazing menu from Hawks Restaurant and Hawks Provisions + Public House.

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