Adelanto Chamber of Commerce Holds High Desert Diva Fundraiser



By Nolan P. Smith

Staff Reporter

(Adelanto)—One of the High Desert’s most well known and exciting fundraisers is still going strong as the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce’ High Desert Diva competition races towards the finish line.

The contest has women from all across the High Desert chose a non-profit to represent as they campaign for the coveted title of High Desert Diva. Now in its 5th year, the contest has helped various non-profits, as well raise funds for the scholarship fund through the chamber.

“Every year, we have a group of amazing woman that step up to the plate to help our community,” said Adelanto Chamber President Cari Thomas. “This year, we have 9 fantastic women, all representing a diverse group of non profits, right here in the High Desert.”

This year’s contestants and their non-profits are:

Isis Fuentes-Assemblymen Jay Obernolte (The Greater Hope Foundation)

Virginia Watterson-Massey Insurance Services (AV Professional Fire Fighters Association)

Nicole Nunez- Starbucks (The Phoenix Foundation)

Valerie Ruiz- C.A.R.S. (Don Ferrarese Foundation)

Evelyn Sandoval- Taylion High Desert Academy (High Desert Outreach Center)

Angela Sorrell- Make Your Business Grow (Sunset Hill’s Children’s Foundation)

Devynn Thompson- Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter (WSA Williams Syndrome Association)

Mistey Kerr- Homemaker (Adelanto Community Benefit Corporation)

Sophie Steeno- Steeno Design Studio (Victor Valley Community Services Council)

Contestants have begun selling tickets to raise money for their non-profits, which also count as votes. By purchasing a ticket, you are also entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win great prizes.

Tickets can be purchased in person by contacting your diva of choice, or online, by visiting and clicking on the HD Diva link.

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