ANONYMOUS DONOR TO MATCH UP TO $20,000 TO STOP SUNRISE POWERLINK: WESTERN FUNDRAISER SET FOR MAY 30 AT HAZY MEADOW RANCH, LAKESIDE

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May 28, 2009 (Lakeside)—Donations raised at Saturday’s fundraiser to “Sunset the Sunrise Powerlink” will be matched up to $20,000, organizers have announced. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30th at Hazy Meadows Ranch, 15466 El Monte Road, in Lakeside and costs $5. Live music by “Fiddlegirl” Celia Lawley and the Mountain Echo trio are among the highlights at the event, which will also feature a silent auction and opportunity drawing, pony rides and hay rides, rodeo roper, bounce house, and carnival games including a dunking tank at which guests will be invited to “dunk the power company.” San Diego’s premier clogging fiddler, Celia Lawley will be singing, dancing and player a barrage of instruments at the western-themed fundraiser from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. She has appeared throughout the U.S. and Canada at events including Calgary’s Stampede, Canada National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas, and the Camp Pendleton Rodeo. Mountain Echo “with Cliff Ninman sittin in” will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The trio includes Don Halte, Lauren Krekelberg and Kevin Krekelberg singing songs of the old west, gospel and folk melodies. Auction and drawing prizes include a leather horse saddle, weekend retreat at private mountaintop vacation home in Jamul, original artwork, a vacation at a timeshare resort, movie and dinner passes, a massage chair, Natural History Museum tickets, and more. All proceeds will be donated to the STOP SUNRISE POWERLNK legal campaign. Sunrise Powerlink is a high-voltage transmission line proposed by Sempra Energy/SDG&E through numerous backcountry neighborhoods in East County's mountain, desert and rural communities.


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