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Richmond Sunrise Rotary Gala raises almost $100,000

Richmond showed its heart at the annual Richmond Sunrise Rotary Gala recently. And the community’s charities will be among the beneficiaries.

Close to $100,000 was raised at the May 9 gala attended by a record 450 guests. The money will go to assist various local projects such as Feed-U-Cate, a program started by former school district co-ordinating principal Glenn Kishi that helps provide funding to schools that run breakfast and lunch programs for students. Some of the money will also go to provide scholarships for deserving students, said Sunrise Rotary president Kal Mahal.

Mahal said the $100,000 is also a record amount raised through the annual auction, which was headed by Richmond Sunrise Rotary member Melinda Newman.

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