AROUND TOWN

By: Mavis Hansen
November 6, 2013 • 311 views

Goodbye October and bringing us forward to the last two months of this year, Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holiday Season.

Did you VOTE on Tuesday, November 5, 2013? Hope that you were able to get to the Polls. Even though some communities did not have elections, many had School Board, City Council members and Propositions to be decided. These matters are very important to the community you live in as they effect your daily lives and the continuing education of the children.

The Walnut Valley Women’s Club held their Annual Reciprocity Luncheon on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Walnut Senior Center, 21215 La Puente Road, Walnut, California. President Jeanne Stowell called the meeting to order and welcomed many guests. It was announced that Co-president Dee Chambers was on her honeymoon in Italy and that her last name has changed to Holte.  San Gabriel Valley District President Mavis Hansen extended greetings from the District. Yvonne Sevilla presented the program, a game entitled “Know Your Communication Style.” A delicious Salad Bar Luncheon was provided by the members. Walnut Valley Women’s Club is one of the twenty-five clubs in the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs. The club theme is “Service from the Heart” and the club symbol is “Two Hearts.”

East Valley Business and Professional Women presented a Vintage Tea Party and a FASHION RE-STYLED SHOW on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Church of Truth, 690 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena.  The event began with a welcome from President Sally McMahon who announced that proceeds from the Fashion Show-Tea would fund two of the clubs philanthropy programs:  Scholarships for ‘Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies and Crossroads, Inc.   Fashion Re-styled was presented by Rosalind Bullard. Master of Ceremonies, Heather Cowen Jones, actress and stand- up comedian. Fashions were provided by Goodwill, Torrance and Out of the Closet, Echo Park.  Many of the clothing was originally purchased at Nordstroms or higher priced boutiques and many with designer labels.  The delicious Tea was served following the Fashion Show. A Hat Contest was held with many attendees wearing vintage hats and fascinators. Door Prizes and Opportunity Drawings ended the event.

VETERANS DAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013.  Originally this day commemorated the end of the fighting in World War 1 at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918. It was called Armistice Day, but since that name applied only to World War 1, in 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the new name of Veterans Day, which now honors U. S. soldiers in all wars. The national observance of Veterans Day in the United States takes place at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery where services begin at 11:00 AM with two minutes of silence followed by taps and placing of a wreath. A small token of appreciation to so many that gave their lives so we can live in freedom.

REMEMBER TO FLY YOUR FLAG!     See you soon someplace AROUND TOWN.

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