The Madera Community Hospital Foundation held its 28th annual fund-raising dinner-dance, Riverboat Rendezvous, Saturday evening at Isla de Vista Farm off Island Drive northeast of Madera.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
The second Love Madera event broke records locally as more than 500 people signed up to help and many others who hadn’t registered showed up on Saturday to lend a hand.
The second season of operation for a local butterfly sanctuary launched with about 200 monarch butterflies fluttering in a greenhouse.
A sobriety and drivers license check point screened approximately 360 vehicles on Gateway Drive, and netted two drivers under the influence according to the California Highway Patrol.
Wine lovers and winemakers celebrated California Wine Month, and especially the Madera region known for dessert and port-style wines, during a wine tasting reception at Cru Winery.
Both McNally Park and the John W. Wells Youth Center saw more than 40 volunteers arrive at each site as part of the Love Madera effort for community betterment.
A team of parishioners from the Madera Fellowship of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church who are also health care professionals lectured on the advantages of adopting a diet free of animal products.