The 50th Anniversary Kids Auction came off beautifully on the evening of Saturday, May 20, at the Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria on Foothill Road. Close to 230 revelers raised over $96,000—including $17,820 towards the club’s new roof initiative to replace the gymnasium roof damaged in last winter’s unprecedented rainfall. The new roof will cost $200,000, of which $53,000 has been raised. Carpinteria resident and Lions Club member Mike Dawson was inducted as the first Alumni Hall of Fame member at the event. One of the first members of the Boys & Girls Club when it opened at Aliso School in 1967, Dawson and his friends played football, basketball, pool and ping pong under the guidance of then Club Director Rich Medel. For over 20 years, Dawson has remained active in the Boys & Girls Club, donating time and money to the organization.  

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