A Western barbecue with all the fixins’ followed. Prominent in the crowd chowing down to steak, beans, corn and watermelon was a small contingent of La Crescenta Woman’s Club members led by Jean Bates, who had hand-sewn a red and white checkered quilt for raffle at $1 an opportunity ticket, six tickets for $5.
Tujunga resident and church member Carolyn Young said she never misses Cowboy Church.
“It just gets better and better,” she said. “You just can’t hear ‘Tumblin’ Tumble Weeds’ too much.”
The Center for Spiritual Living is at the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, built in 1948 through fundraisers organized by Clifford and Sally Chaffee.
Friday marked the grand opening of the Kenneth Village Farmers Market, overflowing with fruits, vegetables, orchids and okra.
The market, on the corner of Kenneth Road and Sonora Avenue in Glendale, is a collaboration between the Kenneth Village Merchants Assn. and Scholastic Gardens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing childhood obesity by setting up and operating neighborhood farmers markets and donating to local schools and youth programs.
A happy crowd gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman. Spotted were Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian and fiancé Courtney Relph, from West Los Angeles.
“I’ll be moving to Glendale in about six months,” Relph said. Kassakhian nuptials may be right around the corner.
Rene Karapedian, president of the Merchants Assn., said, “We support the farmers market 100%.”
Aida Gabrielian, Aida’s European Skin Care merchant, agreed.