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Written by Estero Bay News

December 16, 2021

Operation Gobble

Bobby deLancellotti of the Estero Bay Kindness Coalition receives a five hundred dollar check from President Cathy Nesser of the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos. A contribution from the Golden State Water Company as part of their Operation Gobble program to aid local charities made the donation possible. 

A service club, a business and a non-profit walk into a community and . . . A philanthropic organization recently received more funding to continue the good work they do on the North Coast.

The Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos donated $500 to Bobby DeLancellotti, founder of the Estero Bay Kindness Coalition. The contribution was made possible by a gift from the Golden State Water Company. Funds from their annual Operation Gobble program are given to aid local charities.

“The money will buy five $100 dollar food gift certificates for families in need,” said DeLancellotti.

“Operation Gobble has become an important part of the holiday season for all of our employees who understand the significant impact these donations can make for our neighbors who have limited resources,” said Ronald Moore, Golden State Water’s Operation Gobble project leader.

The Kiwanis Club’s Spiritual Aims Committee Chair Al Strunk selected the Kindness Coalition to receive the funds “so our resources can help local families with kids. Serving children is the primary mission of Kiwanis, internationally and at the local level.”

An additional contribution from Golden State Water allowed the Kiwanis Club to provide additional turkeys to a Los Osos church food pantry program.

Operation Gobble has been a Golden State Water Company tradition for 31 years. The Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos has served local children since 1984. The club meets for lunch on Wednesdays at noon at the Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos

Welcome Citrine and Sage Aesthetics

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce celebrated one of its newest members with a ribbon cutting. 

Citrine and Sage Aesthetics, 685 Main Street Ste. B, Morro Bay, is dedicated to helping their clients attain beautiful skin. 

Their philosophy is a belief that “everyone can achieve beautiful healthy skin, no matter what your skin type or age. We not only believe in beautiful, healthy skin, it is our commitment to enhance the positive psychological impact of a professional facial through the use of our patented hydrafacial system,” their website states.

For more information, go to citrineandsageaesthetics.com or follow them on instagram @citrineandsageaesthetics. They can be reached at (805) 225-3887.psyc

Donations to Festival Mozaic Double Goal

Festival Mozaic reported receiving more than $170,000 in total contributions to-date for the fourth quarter.

More than $50,000 in contributions were made as a result of a $25,000 Matching Challenge Grant from board member Len Jarrott.  All donations from new donors or upgraded contributions from existing donors from October 1 through November 30 up to $25,000 were matched by Jarrott. 

“I hope this success motivates our community in ways we have not yet seen,” said Jarrott in a press release.  “My wish going forward is that each year someone new gets to experience the joy of challenging our community in this extremely rewarding way.” 

This news comes on the heels of Festival Mozaic announcing a robust Spring Season of concerts and events in January, February and April of 2022.  Rising star violinist Abigel Kralik has been named the 2022 Mozaic Artist-in-Residence, a role in which she will curate two concerts and will be prominently featured in the July 2022 Summer Festival. Music Director Scott Yoo will return in February to lead one of his signature Notable Encounter Weekends, assisted by violist Ben Ullery, cellist Jonah Kim, and pianist Anna Polonsky.  Pianist Stewart Goodyear, who was a guest star last year on Scott Yoo’s PBS program Now Hear This, rounds out the spring lineup with a solo recital at the Performing Arts Center’s Miossi Hall in April. 

For more information, go to www.festivalmozaic.org.

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