Benefit jazz and comedy night for local Hope Recovery Center

Ann Cousineau

Benefit jazz and comedy night for local Hope Recovery Center“An elegant evening of jazz and comedy” on Friday, Feb. 15 is the first fundraiser to benefit the Ridgecrest Hope Recovery Center, which plans to open in March or April to provide much-needed services for people with hurts, habits or addictions in this community. The event will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the Grace Point Church Auditorium, 443 Inyokern Rd.

Vaughn Fahie, a seasoned musician, will entertain at the event as will Christian comedian Cizzle-C.

An up-and-coming recording artist, Fahie is not only a seasoned musician, sound engineer, and educator, but also a dedicated community leader, having served as an associate pastor and youth pastor of his local church.

He is an ordained minister and currently serves as an associate musician in the music department at New Beginnings Ministry in Rancho Cucamonga.

According to his website biography, Cizzle-C, known as “‘The Prince of Clean Comedy,” has a “witty observational style of comedy with an expertise in hosting has a great message of love, hope and faith. In addition to being a comedian, he is also a compassionate youth leader, counselor and advisor with a great desire to see our young people healed, delivered and set free.”

Lori Blowers, a local volunteer with Hope Recovery Center, said Gary Charlon from State Farm has already graciously donated all the hors d’oeuvres for this event; however, there is still a need for desserts, drinks, raffle prizes, etc.

The Ridgecrest Hope Recovery Center was inspired by a center of the same name in Corona. “Pastor Billy Phipps with Ridgecrest Calvary Assembly Church moved to Ridgecrest [from Corona] last year,” said Blowers.

“He knows Shawn Kelly, founder and president of Hope Recovery Center in Corona. When he started to hear the needs of our community, he went to Shawn to see if Hope Recover Center could be brought to Ridgecrest also.”

Hope Recovery Center, Inc. is a Christian nonprofit 501(c)(3) re-covery center for people with hurts, habits or addictions who seek hope and purpose in life. Through their outpatient program, every client receives a custom treatment plan that includes group therapy, one-on-one counseling, and encouragement seminars. The center will also offer academic and vocational training according to client needs.

Tickets for the event are $15 per individual ticket and $25 per couple. The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar. Child care will be available.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for this night of clean family fun. Tickets can be purchased at the Bread of Life or Red Rock Books.

For direct tickets or more information, call Lori Blowers at 760-495-2173.

Story First Published: 2013-01-23