Annual dinner event to benefit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers.
Is he Man of the Year or Man of the Smear? KHTS AM 1220’s Carl Goldman has agreed to be roasted at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge in Canyon Country on Saturday, January 24, 2009.
According to Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar, who will serve as emcee of the event, getting Goldman up on stage to be roasted will give the community the chance to get to know the real man and determine if he is indeed Man of the Year or, more appropriately, Man of the Smear.
Goldman feels he is up to the task. “You can always trust an invitation you receive from Bob Kellar because you know that there will be a catch to it,” he said. “Usually the catch involves money, but this time, it involves my reputation. I’m game.”
Mike Fisher, Elks Roast Committee chair, said he is thrilled Goldman will be the roastee. “We were pretty desperate. Most people we invited turned down the offer. Carl’s calendar was completely open.”
Goldman added that “Mayor Kellar pulled a few strings and threatened to reveal I voted for Michael Dukakis in 1988. I either had to agree to be roasted, or I would be forced to kill Bob.”
Proceeds from the event will go to Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. (SDFHC). Last year's roast raised $65,000 for SDFHC, which went directly toward providing patient care.
The cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the roast scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $100 per individual or for varying levels by table. For more information on tables, please contact Mike Fisher at (818) 282-6278.
About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.
SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley—Canyon Country Health Center, Val Verde Health Center and Newhall Health Center—as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services—physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning—to those who may not seek health care elsewhere. Patients pay based on their income. This past year, SDFHC provided service for 8,000 patient visits.
About The Elks
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Santa Clarita, Lodge No. 2379, is located at 17766 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. The Elks give more scholarships than any other organization except the United States government. They collect and redistribute more than $10 million annually nationwide through the Elks National Foundation. The Foundation gives millions of dollars to disabled children in California; supports hospitalized veterans with clothing and other necessities; and hosts a variety of holiday parties throughout the year, as well as donating food baskets to local needy families.