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Celebrities expected for typhoon fundraiser at Rives Mansion
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Radio personality Big Boy and three-time boxing champion Abner Mares are among the celebrities expected to participate in a fundraiser Friday at the Rives Mansion to benefit victims of the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., residents can pay $5 for a small cup of lemonade or $10 for a large cup signed by a celebrity.

“You don’t even need to get out of the car — a celebrity will bring your lemonade to your car window,” said Ralph Verdugo, owner of the Rives Mansion Steakhouse that is expected to open early next year. Verdugo is organizing the fundraiser.

For $20, donors receive a private tour of the historic mansion.

Additional celebrities are expected to take part in the event. For more details, e-mail

Published: Monday, November 18, 2013, WEB ONLY
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