John Glines (bottom left) informs attendees the function of the Heart to Home Resource Closet during a 1970’s-themed fundraiser party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County at the Santa Maria Inn on Friday, September 9, 2022. (Kenneth Song/News-Press)

SB News-Press: 50 years of helping children

First published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on September 11, 2022.

Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday with a big party that raised approximately $40,000.

The celebration was a 1970s-style birthday party — a fun-filled event, live auction and fundraiser at the historic Santa Maria Inn.

“It went well,” Jacqui Banta, CRR’s chief operating officer, told the News-Press Saturday. “We had about 100 people come including Supervisor Gregg Hart, Goleta City Councilman James Kyriaco, and other lovely community partners. The weather held out as well, which was great.” 

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