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Free Tours at La Mirada's Historic Neff Estate E-mail
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La Mirada~Bring your family and take a trip back in time to learn about La Mirada’s historic Neff Estate at Neff Park. The Neff Estate covers 10 acres and is home to the Neff Mansion, George House and Neff Barn built in the 1800s.

Built in 1892, the Neff Mansion is a two-story, fully decorated mansion that contains many historical artifacts.

The free tours provide information on La Mirada history and are conducted by members of the La Mirada Historical Preservation Advisory Council. Tours are offered on the third Saturday of every month beginning April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Donations are welcome and benefit restoration efforts on the Neff Estate.

“We encourage all La Mirada residents and their families to take a tour of the Neff Estate,” says Community Services Director Lori Thompson. “It is a great way to spend quality family time and learn something about local history.”

The Neff Mansion is located at Neff Park at 14300 San Cristobal Drive in La Mirada. For more information on Neff Park tours, contact the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

 
La Mirada Relay for Life Scheduled for May 16th and 17th E-mail
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:03

La Mirada~The La Mirada Relay for Life / Classic Car Exhibit & Parade will be held on May 16 through 17 at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Relay for Life is a 24-hour community gathering designed to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds for cancer research, services and advocacy.

The day begins on May 16 at 9:00 a.m. with a “Survivors Lap” during which cancer survivors are honored. The following lap the Survivors are joined by their family and caregivers. Fun activities will be held throughout the event including riding down the Splash! Buccaneer Bay waterslides on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person, or free to 2015 Buccaneer Bay season pass holders. The day is intended to be spent as a community with games, a classic car exhibit, festivities and food trucks.

At 9:00 p.m. Luminarias are placed around the track for those being honored for surviving, those who are currently fighting cancer and those who are being memorialized.

The event closes on May 17 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club followed by a “Fight Back Ceremony” where the community and individuals pledge to work to eradicate cancer.

Admission to Relay for Life is open to the public, don’t miss this opportunity to help fight back against cancer! For more information or to join the event please contact Relay for Life Specialist, Silvia Constanza at (213) 700-7485.

 
From Maddi's Closet Hosts 10th 5K Run/Walk to Fight Cancer E-mail
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From Maddi’s Closet is looking forward to their 10th Annual “Mad Dash”, a Competitive and Non-Competitive 5K Run/Walk to be held at La Serna High School on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Everyone is welcome to join From Maddi’s Closet as they press on in the fight against childhood cancer. The event is one of two major fundraisers sponsored by Maddi’s Closet each year to help fund programs and services in the support of the patients and their families struggling with the challenges of this disease.

“Let’s give this event a complete make-over”, stated Donna Holmes, President and Founder, as she met with the “Mad Dash” committee members early in October last year. “The enthusiasm and support has been very gratifying and energizing. It’s going to be amazing!”

The theme for the 2015 5K Run / Walk is “The Year of the Super Hero”, honoring both the little heroes battling cancer and recognizing the special heroes that participate and provide financial support, making it possible continue providing the wide range of programs and services for patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Orange County.

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Neff Park Playground Gets Facelift E-mail
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Monday, 30 March 2015 18:29

Take a look at Blog fan Henry V's video from the air during the construction here.

La Mirada~Andrew McNally would be very happy as improvements to the property at his former residence, the Neff Park playground, equipment and walkways, are now complete.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at Neff Park in La Mirada to mark the milestone.


La Mirada Mayor Pauline Deal is joined by her City Council counterparts and local children to unveil the new Neff Park playground.

This project adds new swings, slides, climbers, ladders and other play features to the park. Musical themed equipment, such as chimes and drums, were also included. The play area offers two separate structures; one for children ages 2-5 and the other for children ages 6-12.

Additional improvements include resilient rubberized accessible playground surfacing, new benches and a drinking fountain. A cement path connecting the playground to the restroom and parking lot was also added for improved accessibility.

“Neff Park among La Mirada’s most popular parks,” says Mayor Pauline Deal. “The new playground will be enjoyed by children for many years.”

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A Night of Entertainment to Benefit La Mirada Meals on Wheels E-mail
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Monday, 19 January 2015 19:15

La Mirada~The annual Lou Piltz Memorial Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will take place Friday January 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center.

The event benefits the La Mirada Meals on Wheels-providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled in the La Mirada area since 1975.

The dinner is named after the late Lou Piltz who served on the Board of Directors and also served as President and Treasurer of Meals On Wheels La Mirada. The dinner will include, spaghetti, meat sauce, salad and garlic bread.

Entertainment will be provided by students of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy of La Mirada High School.

There will be a 50/50 contest and two raffles with various prizes.

Desserts will be provided by the La Mirada Ebell Club for a nominal donation.

Editor of the La Mirada Blog, Tony Aiello will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

For tickets or for more information, please contact Meals On Wheels at 562-943-0037.


 
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