Organizers of the second annual major fundraiser for the Fossil Discovery Center in Fairmead were pleased with a turnout of about 250 people who feasted at Sherman Thomas Ranch Estate.
A dinner, dessert, silent auction, no-host bar, raffle and live music were all part of “An Evening with the Ancient Stars,” hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation.
“I think the turnout was good. I think the location was good and the evening was perfect. We’re very happy with all in the community who came out to support us,” said Lori Pond, president of the San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation, which funds the Fossil Discovery Center.
Pond estimated that Saturday’s event raised between $5,000 and $7,000...