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New Years Celebration in Yakima Benefits Scholarship

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YAKIMA, WA. -- One local New Year's Eve party in Yakima is combining the celebration with charity.

The Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a New Year's Eve Fundraiser, Dinner and Dance at the Howard Johnson Hotel.

The proceeds from the sixth annual event will go towards a scholarship for one local student.  Organizers say the event has everything you need for New Years.

"Well its great because it's a fundraiser for scholarships for the youth in Yakima," Teresa Sanchez said. "That's the main goal, the mission of this event. But secondary, everyone has fun.

Tickets are either $50 with dinner or $25 for just the dance. Last year the event raised four thousand dollars for a student at Heritage University.

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