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SLO Elks Lodge donates $1,000 to service dogs for veterans

From left, Donna Donnovan, San Luis Obispo Elks veterans committee chair; Hercules (the dog); Nicole Hern, training director with K9s for Life; and Ann McDowell, San Luis Obispo Elk’s No. 322 exalted ruler, celebrate the recent $1,000 donation.
From left, Donna Donnovan, San Luis Obispo Elks veterans committee chair; Hercules (the dog); Nicole Hern, training director with K9s for Life; and Ann McDowell, San Luis Obispo Elk’s No. 322 exalted ruler, celebrate the recent $1,000 donation.

San Luis Obispo

The 2,340 members of San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge No. 322 recently made a $1,000 donation to K9s for Life. This donation to fund service dogs will help veterans suffering from PTSD or a physical disability.

San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge No. 322 works in many ways to support veterans, including sending care packages overseas; donating clothing, food and games to the Fresno Veterans Hospital; and participating in the Veterans Stand Down each year in San Luis Obispo.

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The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center has announced its Heart of the Arts Gala & Sidecar After Party for Sept. 16 at the PAC.

The biennial gala will be a night of fine dining, live music, cocktails and dancing. Dinner will be served on center stage in Harman Hall, followed by an exclusive after party sponsored by Sidecar and emceed by radio personality Adam Montiel.

Proceeds will benefit local performing arts groups and the foundation’s School Matinee Program, which will bring 10,000 students to free performances at the PAC this season.

Go to fpacslo.org/heart-arts-gala for more information or to buy tickets.

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