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Saturday: Ground-breaking gala for Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, which is beginning site preparation for an expansion project that was approved by City Council last year, is celebrating with a ground-breaking gala on Saturday, March 22.

The gala will take place at the facility at 520 Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto.

Channel 7 news team Cheryl Jennings, Don Sanchez and Mike Nicco will be emcees for the evening. At 6 p.m. the "playground" opens with dinner by McCall & Associates at 7:30 p.m. Comedian Frank Caliendo will entertain at 9:30 p.m., to be followed by dancing to the tunes of Pride & Joy. Guests are asked to wear black tie and tennis shoes or playful party attire.

Auction items include a private home in Augusta, Ga., for the Masters April 11-14, plus four final round Masters badges and four VIP Hospitality House tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Guests can also bid on a private dinner for 12 with the White House chef or tickets to the 2015 Emmy Awards and the Governors Ball After Party, including a stay at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Tickets start at $500 each and go upwards to Golden Hard Hat tables of 10 at $50,000. The House Party committee includes Melissa Badger of Atherton (chairman), Mike Banic, Suzanne Crandall, Margaret Jiminez, Laura Bronson Krane, Laurie Kraus Lakob, Heather Pietsch, Jan Willbanks and Stefanie Lingle Beasley.

Ronald McDonald House is beginning site preparation for the expansion project that was approved by the Palo Alto City Council last year.

The 52,000-square-foot facility will include 69 private guest rooms, home-like kitchen and dining areas, comfortable living spaces, a library and resource center, a fitness facility, a classroom, and a healing garden and retreat. The addition is expected to be completed by late 2015.

For more information, go to www.ronaldhouse.net.

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