HANFORD — Just a week before his scheduled appearance at a fundraiser for the Children’s Storybook Garden and Museum, event organizers received word that actor Dick Van Dyke will not be able to attend.
Board member Judy Wait said she learned Thursday that Van Dyke was canceling because of an increased workload from his announced Lifetime Achievement award. Despite the star’s absence, Wait said the Oct. 12 benefit dinner will continue as planned.
The event, to be held at 6 p.m. in the Hanford Civic Auditorium, will include dinner, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 or $800 for a table of eight.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Wait at 341-4845. Tickets are also available at the Carnegie Museum in Hanford.