Blues, Brews & BBQ benefit event Friday

— Boys & Girls Club of OakhurstJune 18, 2013 

Sierra Sky Ranch, on Highway 41, north of Oakhurst, will host a Blues, Brews & BBQ event to benefit Kurtis for Mayor on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

Advance tickets cost $20 and include beer tasting as well as wine tastings by San Joaquin Wineries and Sparkling Tequila tasting by TeQava. A barbecue dinner will be available for an additional cost.

Tickets can be purchased at Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply and Sierra Sky Ranch or online at All tickets purchased will be entered in a door prize drawing for one night stay & dinner for two courtesy of Sierra Sky Ranch.

Mark Monreal will begin the evening's entertainment at 7 p.m. followed by headliner Brad Wilson Live and a jam session led by Jimmy Collier.

Wilson is a California guitar player and blues vocalist.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kurtis for Honorary Mayor Campaign. Honorary Mayor's Race candidates compete for nine weeks to see who can raise the most funds for their non-profit organizations, with each $1 raised counting as a vote.

The winner will serve as an ambassador for Oakhurst by attending special events and ribbon cuttings throughout the next year.

Kurtis Foster, a Yosemite High School graduate and single father, served seven years as a Marine and was medically discharged in 2010 after three tours in Iraq and has been honored with three purple hearts.

The Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Club provides a constructive alternative to being home alone — the club offers a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values.

Additional upcoming Kurtis for Mayor events include a showing of Wreck-it Ralph at Met Cinemas on June 27 and a family day of fun at River Creek Golf Course on June 30.

The mayor's race concludes July 10 when the winner is announced at a 5 p.m. Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce business open house at Yosemite Bank.

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