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By Marlene Dietrich Real Estate | Agent in Newport Beach, CA

Many Orange County supporters of Casa Blanca Make A Wish Rolling for Wishes 2012 in Orange County

Many Orange County supporters of Casa Blanca Make A Wish Rolling for Wishes 2012 in Orange County

Last night, we assisted in the Fundraiser, Rolling for Wishes hosted by Karla Kjellin-Elder and Jeff Elder ofOrange. Five years ago, in lieu of donating directly to Make-A-Wish, the Elders decided to sponsor an event. Their sponsorship would raise awareness and funds, allow 100% of the proceeds to go to the worthy charity – and be fun! Karla gathered a committee, and Rolling for Wishes was born; the fun-loving committee includes Kathie Consalvi, Kim Haman, Bridget Holl, Andie Mills, Melissa Murphy, Gayle Pratt, Jackie Stewart, Birgit Nemits and Jody Theissen. The first event was held in a gymnasium. It was so enjoyable - and such a success that Karla and her committee have continued Rolling for Wishes, growing in attendance and dollars each year. The themes have ranged from Mardi Gras to Mexico . This year’s event was held in the magnificent Santiago Canyon Estate. The opulent surroundings and gorgeous views of the canyon will provide a rich backdrop for the Casa Blanca-themed evening. The 'Rolling for Wishes V' Casino Night to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire was held Saturday, March 3 at theSantiagoCanyonMansion. The incredible setting and canyon views provided the backdrop for a black-white-silver 'Casa Blanca' theme. The fun evening included dinner, casino action, raffles and games, plus silent and live auctions.

Loaded with fun for the attendees and a great benefit for Make A Wish, people walked away with prizes and gifts. One lucky guy took away a vacation home for 4 days and 3 nights in Lake Tahoe on theLake which was donated by a generous benefactor. The location of this fantastic estate where Casa Blanca Casino Night was heldwas a large guest home with an entertainment Living room, dining room and great room so large it was able to hold 300 people enjoying themselves and happily helping to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

We raised well over $70,000 that night and we are happy to be a part of this event and this Organization


Marlene, Tony & Mike

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