Those attending were Helen “Young” Ostendorf, Tom French, Clara Mae “Roe” Tronowsky, Inez “Smith” Truger, Dorothy “Fuge” Atkinson, Carmela “Paonessa” Hicks, Leslie Jonkey, Marjorie “Brown” Jonkey and Grace “Brock” Carnevale. Betty “Reilly” Coffey and Don Perry were unable to attend.
Tronowsky has original class pictures from Columbus Elementary School from kindergarten through fifth grade. She also has the sixth-grade graduation picture from Mark Keppel from 1929, the year the school opened. Les Jonkey also appears in the Columbus pictures and French in the one at Mark Keppel.
MEETING TOPIC IS CLIMATE CHANGE
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the home of Lloyd Komesar at 5231 Redwillow Lane, La Cañada Flintridge.
JoBea Holt will give a presentation on the science of and evidence surrounding the changing climate. Holt was a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1976 through 1999, where she studied climate change in arctic forests using satellites and the Space Shuttle. She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her doctorate from Caltech in planetary science.
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POOLING PENNIES FOR PROJECT
Students at Holy Redeemer School were asked to bring in change and cash for a school-wide Penny War. For a two-week period, each morning students had a 10-minute time period in which they could add pennies to their class jars to try to be the top class to raise funds for charity.
But the pennies collected could be thwarted by students from other grades who could add coins or bills into those same jars with silver and paper money being deducted from each class’ total penny count.
Suzanne Keogh’s sixth-grade class came out on top. Overall, Holy Redeemer students collected more than $1,800 with $603.01 in pennies — that’s 60,301 pennies.
Funds were donated to Brothers Helpers Ministry, which serve nearly 1,500 meals a week to the needy and homeless throughout Los Angeles.