Cars lined Jefferson Avenue in Murrieta for the Oak Grove Center for Education and the Arts 11th annual Evening Under the Oaks on Saturday, May 2. The fundraising gala, held in support of the center’s new and much needed parking lot, was attended by almost 500 friends, fans and sponsors.
“We were thrilled that guests felt this was the best year ever,” Oak Grove Center’s CEO Tammy Wilson said about the event.
All gathered to support the center’s core mission of rebuilding the lives of at-risk children and their families through educating, healing, restoring relationships, building character and instilling hope. It was the passionate giving of former attendees who raised the gymnasium structure where this year’s gala took place. Now, Wilson anticipates Oak Grove Center will have a new parking lot and new main entry for all to use.
Opening ceremonies included the singing of the national anthem by Gwyn Sanborn and Kelsey Bridges and performances by the Oak Grove kids.