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REACH potluck set for March 7 at Community Center

Citrus Heights Community Center, file photo. // CH Sentinel

Promising a night of networking and education, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights (REACH) is inviting residents to “bring a dish” and attend a volunteerism workshop and potluck at the Community Center on March 7.

The evening is scheduled to kick off with a “meet and greet” from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner and presentation by guest speaker Karen Baker, who heads up CaliforniaVolunteers, the State’s service and volunteer arm.

Anyone in the community is invited to the potluck to “enjoy an evening of laughter, good food, and great people,” according to an event flier.

The volunteerism-themed event will appropriately be held in the Citrus Heights Community Center, which bears a plaque outside dedicating the building “to the hundreds of volunteers past, present and future, whose devotion and commitment to the community of Citrus Heights has made a difference.”

The plaque also includes a quote from actor and director Edward James Olmos which reads, “What volunteers bring is the human touch, the individual, caring approach that no government program, however well-meaning and well-executed, can deliver.”

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“Volunteerism plays a very important part of what the neighborhoods do for our city,” said REACH President Tonya Wagner, whose organization puts on the annual potluck and helps the city’s 10 neighborhood associations collaborate together throughout the year.

Unlike fee-based homeowner’s associations, the neighborhood groups have no required dues — and anyone residing, working, or owning property within the neighborhood’s boundaries is able to be involved in the association.

[Learn more about REACH and find out which neighborhood area you live in: Neighborhood groups REACH out to connect Citrus Heights residents]

For more information about the potluck, or to RSVP, those interested are asked to contact Anna Portillo at (916) 459-7890, or by email at

Date: March 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 9 p.m.
Place: Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Dr.,

Event flier: REACH Potluck 2016

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