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Motor Madness Chair Tammy Bengtson, at left, and Soroptimist International of Oakdale President Pam Benziger, right, flank this year’s Grand Prize winner Doug Stidham and his wife Randy. Photo Contributed

Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted its annual Motor Madness “Heels N’ Wheels” fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale. Over 200 guests attended and enjoyed the evening featuring an array of appetizers, drinks and desserts. DJ Jim Wells provided music for entertainment and dancing and auctioneer Grayson Haydn-Myer conducted the live auction. The highlight of the evening was the drawing for the Grand Prize offering of $10,000 cash or up to $10,000 toward a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, golf cart, or pair of E-bikes. Oakdale resident Doug Stidham won the Grand Prize drawing.

Soroptimist International of Oakdale wishes to acknowledge and thank its sponsors of the door and raffle prizes, live auction items, and special drawings: Janette Springer/Exit Realty, Simon Acosta, E & J Gallo, Oakdale Cheese Company, Wynfull + Wonder, Oakdale Bicycle Shop, Mitchell’s Harley Davison, Copper Mountain Cart Company, Elliott and Charlotte Metcalfe, Pam Benziger/Handmade Blessings, Lenore Hawks, Ruth and Tom Bright, Bistro 120, Rodin Farms, Café Bravo, Reata on 3rd, El Jardin, Bamboo Garden, Ryderz, Audrey Carlan, Valley View Optometry, ConAgra, Astoria Senior Living, Kelli Rupe, Dean Avilla, Janelle and Randall Carrillo, Violet Mondragon, Persuasion Brewery, Violet Havard, Lois Kobayashi, Tammy and Marc Bengtson, Chris and Bill Di Cristina, Cotton & Sage, Bordona’s Furniture & Appliance, Foxy Designs, Roberts Ferry Gourmet, Mazzeltov Farms, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Fred’s Firearms, Kathy Bauman, Kiley Caetano, Guardian House, Patrick and Brandy Carey, Belmare Senior Living, Valrie Thompson, Christine Foreman, Most Wanted Wine Bar, A Kool Kat Experience Photo Booth/Manual Guajardo, and Sonya Herndon. Also, its 2024 Soroptimist Sponsors Oakdale New Car Dealers Association, Gilton Solid Waste Management, Oakdale Irrigation District, Susan Creedon CPA, Pena Refrigeration Heating and Air, and ‘Ike Loa Candle Co. as well as those who purchased tickets.

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is part of a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit local women’s and girls’ programs as well as other community projects. For more information about Soroptimist International of Oakdale, visit and the Oakdale Soroptimist Facebook and Instagram pages.