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SLO County stars to participate in dance fundraiser 

cowgirl-311088_960_720The mayor, sheriff, district attorney and others to compete in a country dance competition

– Some of San Luis Obispo’s most prominent figures will be donning cowboy boots and competing in a country dance competition as part of Restorative Partner’s
annual fundraiser.

On Saturday, June 3, attendees can vote for their favorite contestant at the “Gone Country” event. Contestants will include SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson, SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon, District Attorney Dan Dow, Executive Director of Restorative Partners Sister Theresa, Robert and Rosa Reyes of the Probation Department, and Carissa Phelps, CEO and Founder of Runaway Girl, Inc.

Voting will take place online at as well as in person. Voters do not need to be in attendance in order to vote.

The event will also include a silent auction as well as a country BBQ dinner (with vegetarian option). Tickets can be purchased at All proceeds will benefit Restorative Partners, a restorative justice organization with a mission to create a more healing response to those affected by crime.

The event will take place at Elks Lodge located at 222 Elks Ln in San Luis Obispo on June 3 from 5-9 p.m. Tickets cost $40 until May 1 and will increase to $50 after May 1.

For more information or to read the contestants’ biographies, please visit

About Restorative Partners

Restorative Partners envisions a widespread embrace of a restorative justice approach and practice primarily in the Tri-Counties Criminal Justice System. Their small staff and army of volunteers offer programs that focus on body, mind and spiritual transformation, incorporate trauma care, address responsibility and accountability, reduce violence and lower recidivism inside the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall, Jail, and Honor Farms and provide reentry services including evidence based programs and mentoring for those on Probation or Parole.



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