CORDELIA — Cordelia is a pioneer Solano County town and on Saturday evening it hosted a fundraiser with the flavor of that era.
Soroptimist International of Central Solano County held its eighth annual Denim and Diamonds event. The group transformed the Cordelia Fire Hall into the Old West.
Marty and Kathryn Nelson were invited to the event by a friend who is a Soroptimist member. They saw good reason to come.
“Getting to support the Soroptimist and participating in a good cause,” Kathryn Nelson said.
They dressed up in western wear for the occasion, complete with cowboy hats, as did many other participants.
Beth Shedden has been a Soroptimist since 1988. She helped decorate the Cordelia Fire Hall to reflect the theme of “western garden.” Many of the plants and flowers came from her own yard.
“I brought my backyard here,” Shedden said.
She was glad to do the work.
“That’s my passion, my fun,” Shedden said. “I love to decorate the hall.”
Those attending got to browse through auction items on tables and write down bids. The items ranged from tickets to Giants and A’s games to golfing at Rancho Solano or Paradise Valley golf courses to a necklace and earrings to a hand-woven shawl.
The Denim and Diamonds event is a major fundraiser for the local Soroptimist group. The club in recent years has supported such organizations as the Solano County Family Justice Center, Heather House, Child Haven, Meals on Wheels, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Mission Solano’s women’s and children’s center, Princess House, The Leaven, Assist-a-Grad, Coats for Kids and the NorthBay Cancer Center.
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