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Volunteers who helped set up or worked during A Night in the Country2013 earned more than $39,000 for a total of 31 local organizations or groups.
The money was put up by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, which hosts the annual music festival as its largest fundraiser of the year.
As part of the Give and Get program, volunteers earned $12 per hour for their work during the preparation for the festival, during the show and cleanup afterward.
The biggest individual recipient was the Boys and Girls Clubs themselves, as volunteers donated $16,140 back to the club. The next biggest single recipient was the Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation, with $7,452 and the Yerington High School P.R.I.D.E. program, which received $7,380.
Walker River Baseball and the Shriners’ Club each received $4,500.
Other organizations or groups that received at least $1,000 were Operation Local Support ($1,152), Through a Child’s Eyes Foundation ($1,000), Walker River Pride girls softball ($1,632), Active neighborhoods ($1,548), Mason Valley Assembly of God ($1,032), Boys and Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows ($1,250) and the Financial Horizons Credit Union Pennies Count Fund ($1,248).
The checks were presented on Aug. 10 during the Boys and Girls Clubs’ volunteer appreciation barbecue.