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Comedy Show & Fundraiser

Jul 06, 2012 | 08:00AM - 06:30PM

Comedian Jeff Burghart to Headline Fundraiser for Local Foster Family Agency


VISALIA,CA-   The Marriott in Visalia will be the place to be when comedian Jeff Burghart headlines a Perico Productions comedy

show and fundraiser for the children of the Proteus Foster Family Agency onFriday, July 6.    Burghart, aka “The Texas Tornado” has taken the comedy scene by storm with his blend of characters,impressions, and sarcasm.  His ability to sweep up his audience in a whirlwind of belly aching laughter has made him asought after performer at many A-List comedy clubs, world famous cruise lines,and Fortune 500 companies across the country. 

Tickets for the July 6 show are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for no-host cocktails and a live auction.  The show will start at 8 p.m.  This event is

expected to be so hot; an additional show has been added at 10 p.m.  To purchase tickets in advance, call (559)735-3670 or (559) 786-1307.  General admission tickets will also be available in Visalia at Luis Jewelers, White’s Music Center, Palominos Music & NFL Shop, Proteus, Inc. Administration office, and at the door. “The Foster Family Agency is expanding services to Tulare and Kings County,” said Gurpreet Brar, director of the Foster Family Agency headquartered in Fresno. 

“This event will be a great opportunity for the local community to learn more about our agency, participate in a worthwhile fundraiser, and enjoy a night of comedy with family and friends.”   

The Proteus Foster Family Agency, a private, nonprofit, state-licensed foster family agency has provided stable, temporary out-of-home care to children since 1997.  The agency certifies foster homes, matches

children with foster families, and ensures all necessary support is given to

the children, their foster parents, and their families. The agency also

provides extensive training to foster parents to thoroughly equip caring individuals with the tools necessary to positively impact the lives of foster children. Foster parents of the Proteus Foster Family Agency must be 21 years of age or older, can be married or single, work full-time, or stay at home. All foster parents must meet state licensing requirements to becomecertified. Excellent tax-exempt monetary compensation and medical coverage are provided to meet the needs of the child and family. All it takes is a compassionate heart, and a willingness to impact our community for the better.

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