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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.


 
City of La Mirada Conducting Toy and Food Drive E-mail
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La Mirada~Help those less fortunate this holiday season with La Mirada's annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive.

Now through Dec. 16, donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items will be accepted at the following City facilities: Activity Center, Resource Center, Community Gymnasium, Community Sheriff's Station, Splash!, City Hall as well as at local businesses throughout La Mirada.

This worthwhile program will help provide holiday gifts and meals for La Mirada families in need during the holiday season.

For more information, call (562) 902-3160.

 
La Mirada to Honor Veterans at Observance Event E-mail
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Sunday, 09 November 2014 12:35

La Mirada~The City’s 10th annual Salute to Veterans Event will be held on Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 14900 La Mirada Blvd.

This free event is open to all ages and will honor the courageous men and women who have served in the armed forces throughout this nation’s history, along with special recognition of La Mirada service members.

The event reception will include a special patriotic ceremony which will pay tribute to the veterans. Representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #9148 will post the nation’s colors. There will be a veteran slideshow and a presentation of retired military banners to service men and women who have returned home.

The Military Vehicle Owners of Orange County will have a military vehicle display and Jeremiah Pauley from the Wounded Warrior Project will be the guest speaker. Local veterans will also be present to share their stories, photographs and memorabilia in the Theatre lobby and Veteran attendees are encouraged to wear Service Dress, Class B or equivalent attire.

On the following day, Veterans’ Day, the VFW Post #9148 will host a Veterans observance in the La Mirada Civic Center Plaza at 11 a.m.

 
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