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Fifteen restaurants and thousands of diners helped Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center raise $17,500 during its sixth annual Dine Out for Shelter fundraising event on Oct. 19.

CEDAR CITY — Fifteen restaurants and thousands of diners helped Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center raise $17,500 during its sixth annual Dine Out for Shelter fundraising event on Oct. 19.

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“This is such an important event for the (shelter), as it is our largest annual fundraiser. We are so grateful for the generosity of the restaurant owners and our community members, who gave such tremendous support,” Tessa Douglas, fundraising chairwoman and a member of the center’s board, said in a statement.

The 15 restaurants throughout the city donated 15 percent to 50 percent of their proceeds from the night. Participants included Pizza Cart, Pisco Peruvian, Great Harvest, All American Diner, Brick House Cafe, Centro, Charlies, both Dairy Queen locations, Depot Grill, El Quetzal, Pastry Pub, Pork Belly’s, Teriyaki Grill and Chili’s.

This is the second year Pizza Cart has donated 50 percent of its proceeds for the event. The restaurant’s total donations equaled $3,166.