Canyon Laker dedicates time to kids, community

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Paul Kakis, a 24 year resident of Canyon Lake, dedicates his time to help youth programs in the local and surrounding communities. Through his work and association with Lamb’s Fellowship Church, Boomers Car Club, Dream Center of Lake Elsinore, Pepper Tree Homework House and Black Sheep Ministries, Paul works tirelessly year-round to raise funds to help benefit children in need.

Through his fundraising efforts, last year Paul was able to sponsor 300 children to attend Vacation Bible School, 10 children to attend summer camp, provide a much needed new air conditioning unit for Pepper Tree Homework House and provide seed money to support a program for special needs children.

Paul’s biggest fundraising event is the Lamb’s Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show, an event he’s organized for the past four years. All proceeds from the show go toward local charities that support programs for children. The show has raised nearly $20,000 in the past two years.

This year’s Car and Motorcycle Show will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd. This free event is open to the public and will feature rods, custom and classic cars, motorcycles, live auction, bounce houses, food trucks and live music featuring the British Invaders.

“We bring people together for the love of cars and motorcycle but we leave them with a timeless message that as a community we can make a difference in people and their lives,” said Paul. “The responsibility for change is incumbent upon all of us to contribute.”

Paul also partners with the City of Lake Elsinore to produce the Historic Car Cruises that take place in downtown Lake Elsinore.

Paul invites the community to join him tonight, Apr. 20, at Lamb’s Fellowship Family Movie Night. Proceeds from tonight’s event helps fund Lamb’s Fellowship’s youth summer camps, a program that provides kids the opportunity to spend 10 days at Lake Mead. Without the program, the kids would not have the opportunity to experience all that the program offers. Tonight’s movie, Disney’s Coco, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $3 or four for $10.

Paul says his experience volunteering for the community and kids has been an emotional and rewarding experience. “The ability to teach young people values and show them that there are opportunities available provides much-needed support for the kids,” said Paul.

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