Birthday party fundraiser set to boost Boys & Girls Club

Originally published on on Aug 27, 2015 By Amy Maginnis-Honey

Christina Baird, author of “How Far Will I Run,” will celebrate her birthday Oct. 17 with Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls Club.

Birthday party fundraiser set to boost Boys & Girls ClubThe birthday girl’s goal is to raise money in lieu of gifts for the Boys & Girls Club while reliving childhood memories of playing elementary school recess games. A nominal cash donation will be asked for at the door. The public is invited. The theme is Elementary School Recess.

“This is a time to have fun with our peers without worrying about deadlines or events coming up in our near future,” Baird wrote on her party invitations.

It’s a return to simpler times, she said.

Those who attend are asked to wear favorite old-school workout clothing. Referee outfits are also welcome.

Baird also chose the venue as the Santa Rosa Boys & Girls Club played a role in her life.

“It was a place for me to escape my opportunities at home and learn the skills of teamwork and sportsmanship,” she wrote.

The party starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls Club is located at 1 Positive Place.

For more information, call Baird at 738-9962 or email her at


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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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