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Sponsorships Available for La Mirada Kiwanis Holiday Shopping Spree E-mail
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La Mirada~The Annual Kiwanis Shopping Spree for Needy Children will take place this year on Thursday, December 10th, 2015.  This is a community project hosted by the La Mirada Kiwanis Club to give comfort and joy to 50 children in need during this holiday season.

Those children in need are selected by the principals from the public elementary schools in the city of La Mirada.  The needy children will each receive a $100 gift certificate to shop at Sears, located at the Whittwood Town Center and breakfast at Ruby's Diner immediately following the shopping spree.  Every needy child will be accompanied by a personal chaperon assigned by Kiwanis for his/her shopping experience.

If any group, business, and/or individual would like to participate as $100 Sponsors and/or provide monetary donations, checks should be mailed to:

La Mirada Kiwanis Club
Attn:  "Shopping Spree for Needy Children"
P.O. Box 116
La Mirada, CA 90837

Those groups, businesses, and individuals who make a $100 sponsorship donation will receive special recognition at this event.

 
Help Fight Children's Cancer at Butterfly Wishes at Golden Dreams Event E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2015 21:30

The fight against children’s cancer will take a step forward during a fundraiser sponsored by From Maddi’s Closet on Friday, Nov.13 at the Friendly Hills Country Club.

“Butterfly Wishes and Golden Dreams” is the theme of From Maddi’s Closet’s major fundraiser for efforts to assist children fighting cancer.  In recent years, the local non-profit group has donated more than $230,000 to help with children’s cancer research and provide emotional and financial support to thousands of patients and their families.

“Childhood cancer is the number one disease-related killer of children in our country, and it is critically important that we increase awareness of what we can do to fight this terrible disease,” says Donna Holmes, president and founder of From Maddi’s Closet.

The honorary committee for the event includes: Robert and Virginia Ball; Whittier Mayor Fernando Dutra and Mary Dutra; La Mirada Councilmember Ed Eng and Catherine Eng; Whittier Chamber of Commerce President Elect Chris Hardeman; Randy and Joyce Herbon of Relay for Life; Steve and Janice Jones of La Mirada; Art and Rita Leslie of La Mirada; Tom and Priscilla Robinson of TR Management Services, Inc.; Dr. Gerald Roodzant, DDS; Brian and Sandy Sherman, Seventh Son Gourmet Catering and Events; and Pastors Kelly and Stephanie Warner, Whittier Area Community Church. Janice Roodzant, Details Business Organizer, is serving as chair of the event.

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Two Festive Events for the Family on Halloween in La Mirada E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:07

Visit La Mirada on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st for two festive and family friendly events. Splash! will be hosting a Pirate Pumpkin Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. where you can participate in Halloween inspired games, crafts, and pumpkin decorating.

An area for children to trick-or-treat will be provided, and costumes are encouraged, but not required. The Pumpkin Bash is a free event. Splash!’s Buccaneer Bay will also be open for the final day of the 2015 season, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with special priced admission.

In the evening, the City of La Mirada will be hosting its annual Halloweenfest at the historic Neff Estate. The safe and family-friendly festivities will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

This fun event includes haunted house tours, games, crafts, and costume contests. Children can collect candy throughout the night.

The costume contests at Halloweenfest will be held at the following times: Pets: 5 p.m. | Ages: 2 & under - 5:30 p.m., 3 to 5 - 6:00 p.m., 6 to 8 - 6:30 p.m., 9 to 12 - 7:00 p.m., 13 & up/Groups - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

 

 
Two Festive Halloween Events for the Family in La Mirada E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 20:09

Visit La Mirada on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st for two festive and family friendly events. Splash! will be hosting a Pirate Pumpkin Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. where you can participate in Halloween inspired games, crafts, and pumpkin decorating.

An area for children to trick-or-treat will be provided, and costumes are encouraged, but not required. The Pumpkin Bash is a free event. Splash!’s Buccaneer Bay will also be open for the final day of the 2015 season, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with special priced admission.

In the evening, the City of La Mirada will be hosting its annual Halloweenfest at the historic Neff Estate. The safe and family-friendly festivities will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

This fun event includes haunted house tours, games, crafts, and costume contests. Children can collect candy throughout the night.

The costume contests at Halloweenfest will be held at the following times: Pets: 5 p.m., ages: 2 & under - 5:30 p.m., 3 to 5 - 6:00 p.m., 6 to 8 - 6:30 p.m., 9 to 12 - 7:00 p.m., 13 & up/groups - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.


 
La Mirada Rotary Joins with From Maddi’s Closet to Help Children Fighting Cancer E-mail
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The Rotary Club of La Mirada is joining From Maddi’s Closet in the non-profit organization’s efforts to help children battling cancer.

Rotary is contributing $500 to the “Butterfly Wishes and Golden Dreams” themed fundraising gala dinner sponsored by From Maddi’s Closet. The event will be held on November 13 from 6:30 p.m. at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive, Whittier.  In addition, a number of Rotarians are expected to attend the dinner event and take part in silent and live auctions.

 “Many children fighting cancer and their families benefit from the financial and emotional support provided by From Maddi’s Closet,” says Rotary Club of La Mirada President Russell Hall.  “This impressive local non-profit has donated more than $230,000 to assist with children’s cancer research, and provided support to thousands in recent years.  La Mirada Rotary is pleased to be part of the fight against children’s cancer.”

 “Childhood cancer is the number one disease-related killer of children in our country, and it is critically important that we increase awareness of what we can do to fight this terrible disease,” says Donna Holmes, president and founder of From Maddi’s Closet.

Holmes carries her message about the battle against children’s cancer to local groups. She has spoken with local Chambers of Commerce, service clubs, businesses and numerous other community organizations.  She speaks to groups interested in learning more about the importance of working together to improve the lives of children and families facing this difficult battle.

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