‘Light Up the Pier,’ outlets’ fundraiser, weekend carnival and more – Orange County Register

Groups to gather for ‘Light Up the Pier’

The PierPride Foundation invites local residents to show up on the pier at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, to “Light Up the Pier.”

Sunset is due at around 6:20 p.m., and after dark, the gathering will be asked to line the pier railings and, at a given signal, hold up their lighted cell phones in unison.

Pictures will be snapped to help the PierPride Foundation promote its goal of establishing a self-sustaining fund to help the city maintain and enhance the San Clemente Pier.

See pierpride.org to learn more.

Outlets raise $56,495 for 28 area nonprofits

The Outlets at San Clemente announced that its 2017 Shopping Extravaganza, held Oct. 7, raised $56,495 for 38 Orange County nonprofits most of them from San Clemente.

Marblehead Elementary School’s Aloha Education Foundation was the biggest beneficiary, taking in $7,149. Because I Love You was second at $6,774. Concordia Splash Foundation picked up $5,599, San Clemente Christian School $5,274 and, rounding out the top five, Los Ninos Guild of Children’s Hospital of Orange County, $2,650.

Some 2,000 attendees purchased tickets for $35, with $25 of it going to a charity they selected from a list.

The shoppers got exclusive discounts at some 45 businesses for the day, plus a catered lunch, wine and cocktail tasting, live music and drawings for prizes. This year’s event raised about $13,000 more than last year’s, the outlet center reported in a news release.

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