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Jeans, jewels to dazzle at Vista High School fundraiser in Folsom

By: Laura Newell, Telegraph Staff Writer
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It’s time to put on your best bling and your favorite jeans for the annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser. The fourth annual Jeans and Jewels Dinner, Dancing and Raffle, will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Folsom Community Center. This event is hosted by the Vista Talon Club and proceeds support all Vista del Lago athletic programs, said Lia Odell, Jeans and Jewels chairperson. “This is a different kind of fundraiser, people can wear jeans and bling which is a lot of fun,” Odell said. The event is for adults only and will include a gourmet buffet dinner catered by Bocca Catering, a no-host bar and live entertainment by Hip Service. “We keep this an adult-only event so our Vista coaching staff, coaches, parents and friends can enjoy an evening together while also supporting students,” she said. As part of the fundraiser, Odell said this year’s $1 raffle will include gift baskets, gift certificates and services. News 10 Anchor Cristina Mendonsa will emcee. “Our famous ‘Carat’ Cake will also return this year,” she said. The carrot cake is jokingly named “carat” because a special gem is hidden in one slice. To find it, people need to purchase a slice for $20 and hope for the best. This year’s prize is a 6.10-Carat Oval Blue Topaz, Sterling Silver Pendant, which includes a 20-inch Sterling Silver snake chain. The gem is designed by Metalsmiths Sterling and was donated by Jonathan K. Jewelers. Jeans and Jewels Dinner, Dancing and Raffle tickets are $500 for a reserved table or $50 for individual seating. “We are still accepting sponsorships, raffle donations and program ads,” Odell said. New to Jeans and Jewels this year is the chance to win a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250. “In lieu of having a live auction, we are giving away a Mercedes,” Odell said. “For your $100 tax deductible donation to the Vista Talon Club, you will be entered to win this luxurious car.” With only 500 tickets available, Odell said it’s important to act quickly. Donations will be accepted through Saturday, Nov. 3. The winner will be announced at the Jeans and Jewels event. Official rules, terms and conditions can be found on the Jeans and Jewels web-site. For more information and tickets, visit vistajeansandjewels.com.