On Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Community Church Big Bear, the community once again came out in full force to support Starry Starry Night, the annual major fundraising event for DOVES. Over $38,000 was raised by attendees through ticket sales, a dessert auction, golden ticket auction, as well as silent and live auctions. Funds raised through this event help to support clients and their children who are part of the DOVES’ Transitional Living Program. The goal of the program is to assist these clients in securing and maintaining stable housing as well as supporting them in their journey toward financial stability.
Brian Adams was the host for the evening and skillfully encouraged bidding on various auction items, as evidenced by one of the desserts selling for $4000! Carolyn Dawley, previous DOVES’ Chairperson, presented Michael Natzic with an award for his many years of continued service to the organization. Other community members who participated in the events of the evening included Dr. Harrison and the Credentials, Colin Schour, Big Bear Lake Councilmember Dave Caretto, Miss Big Bear and her Court, The Old Country Inn, Mary Burak, Pam Chapman, Brandie Zapotosky, DOVES’ Board Members, Staff and numerous volunteers. We thank each and every person who so generously contributed to the success of the evening.