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By Mavis Hansen

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The Whittier Women’s Club held their Twenty First Annual Luncheon and Auction Charity Benefit on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The “Spirit of the Holidays” was held at the Hilton Doubletree in Norwalk with over 200 women attending. A silent auction was held with bids before lunch. A delicious Turkey luncheon was served.  Since 1935, club members have continually sought meaningful ways in which to serve the community and improve all women. The proceeds of the auction help to continue that service. Some of the community projects the Whittier Women’s club supports are: Cold Weather Shelter, Discovery Eye Institute, Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, Wheelchair Foundation, Whittier Public Library, Ronald McDonald House, Operation Smile, just to name a few.
On November 11, 2013, VETERAN’S DAY, a very special dedication ceremony of a Blue Star Highway Marker was placed in Constitutional Plaza, located on the southwest corner of Whittier Boulevard and Harbor Boulevard in the City of La Habra. The Blue Star Highway Marker was placed as a tribute to all men and women of the armed forces of America. In 1945, the Garden Clubs of the United States decided to honor all branches of the armed service by creating a plaque that cities could place in special locations. Today, over 250 plaques are found in all parts of the United States. In 1947 Highways 40 and 999 were accepted as the first Blue Star Memorial Highways in California. California now has eighteen dedicated highways. Congratulations to Nancy Bishop and the Year Around Garden Club for their dedication and work in getting this memorial…the first ever for the Arboretum District of Garden Clubs.
San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs will hold their annual FALL COUNCIL on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the El Monte Senior Center, 3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte. Hostess for the Fall Council will be the El Monte Women’s Club.  The morning program, “Living With Diabetes” will be presented by Mary Munoz, Kaiser Permanente Hospital. A ‘Shopping Break’ will follow for a visit to the vendors and a catered lunch of Thanksgiving turkey. Entertainment for the day will be the traditional Federation Auction, conducted by the DVAC (Domestic Violence Action Coalition).
A Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center, 3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and lunch will be served at 11:30 AM.  Suggested donation is $2.00 (60 years of age and over) Transportation is available to El Monte residents 50 and over by calling 626-580-2217. For further information and/or reservations, call the Senior Center at 626-580-2210.
El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle to Downtown Disney is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2013. The cost of $6.00 per person is for the shuttle ride only. For further information phone the Public Works Department Transportation Services Division at 626-580-2217. Do something fun today!

See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.