Rotary’s Viva! fundraiser set for Saturday

Special to The CambrianOctober 9, 2013 

The 16th annual Viva! Rotary Around the World fundraiser will be Saturday at the Veterans Hall.

The evening will be structured differently this year, with the schedule as follows:

5:45 p.m.: Taiko Drummers’ welcome starts in front of the Veterans Hall.

6 p.m.: Registration opens; enter on the Vets Hall side deck.

6-7 p.m.: Champagne silent auction/cocktail hour.

7-8 p.m.: Dinner prepared by the Paso Robles Culinary Academy: salad, filet and halibut, summer vegetable and baked potato. Selection of delicious desserts will follow. Entertainment during dinner is provided by Café Musique.

8 p.m.: Live auction begins. Auctioneer Lance Morales will offer multiple nights stay on Kauai, at North Lake Tahoe, or on the Cayman Islands. In addition, he will auction local West Coast resort community packages and premium wines. Fun and gaming will follow; special raffle items will be featured for those who stay and play.

The Grand Raffle drawing also will be held that night. Tickets are available at the Cambria Chamber, online at or that night.

The Grand Raffle winner can choose among these options: NASCAR race car driving, America’s Cup Yacht experience in San Diego, jazz in New Orleans, art tour behind the scenes in the White House, or international travel to either Canada or Bermuda.

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