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Volume 6, Issue 84  | October 19, 2021

Childhelp to hold Beach Ball Gala

The Orange County Chapter of Childhelp will hold its Beach Ball Gala on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Paséa Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach from 6-11 p.m. Event Chairs Linda Burns and Kelly Haugen will lead the committee in transforming the main ballroom and patio into a Riviera-style beach club.

Enjoy an evening to remember with cocktails, dinner and dancing to live music by Woody and the Longboards, silent and live auctions, and casino-style gambling, all to raise money toward stopping child abuse and neglect, and to support the children under Childhelp’s care. Event Sponsors include Jacquie & Michael Casey.

Childhelp to hold chairs

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Photo by John Watkins

Childhelp Fall Gala committee chairs from a previous event, (L-R) Joy Whitlock-Estrada, Janet Ronnenberg and Gina Van Oker

The evening’s honoree, Los Angeles prosecutor Jonathan Hatami, will be recognized for the conviction of the abusers of Gabriel Hernandez, who are featured in the Netflix docuseries, “The Trials of Gabriel Hernandez.” Hatami will be presented with the Benevolent Heart Award.

Tickets are $250. 

For more information on tickets, sponsorships, donations or underwriting, visit, or contact Linda Burns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 949.463.8804.

Paséa Hotel and Spa is located at 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

The Orange County Chapter of Childhelp meets every First Thursday of the month at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, with board meetings preceding the general meetings.

Childhelp is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Founded in 1959 as International Orphans, Inc. by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp is one of the largest nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment organizations in the nation. Childhelp is proud to report that for each dollar expended, more than 92 cents is invested into serving the children in need of their program services, which include three group homes in Costa Mesa and the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont, Calif.

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