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Taste of Montrose benefits Prom Plus

April 29, 2011

Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus Committee is hosting its annual Taste of Montrose event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue. More than two dozen restaurants and culinary experts will provide a sampling of their fare.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Honolulu Avenue.

The Taste of Montrose is a major fundraiser for Prom Plus, an after-prom event for Crescenta Valley High School seniors and their guests. Prom Plus was started after a CV senior was murdered at an unsupervised post-prom party in 1991. Prom Plus offers kids a safe, fun place to go after the prom that is drug- and alcohol-free. Participation in the Taste of Montrose event will help offset the more than $20,000 it costs to host Prom Plus. For more information, visit www.promplus.org.

Charity League welcomes new members

National Charity League Glendale had its New Member Orientation on April 16 at 12 Oaks Retirement Lodge.

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The sixth-grade girls and their moms join a long line of NCL volunteers from the foothill communities serving those in need in the Crescenta Valley since the early 1950s.

According to Vice President of Membership Linda Roth, the girls in this year’s incoming class attend a variety of schools including Mountain Avenue, Verdugo Woodlands, Polytechnic, La Cañada Elementary, Balboa Elementary, Paradise Canyon, Palm Crest, Frostig School, St. Bede’s, Rosemont Middle School, Monte Vista, Salem Lutheran, Immaculate Heart and Lincoln Elementary.

Charity League’s purpose is to strengthen the mother-daughter bond while teaching members the skills and confidence to lead, nurturing through mentorship; inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion and providing support in local communities.

Last year the Glendale chapter donated 10,707 hours of hands-on service to 18 charities in the La Cañada/La Crescenta/Pasadena and Glendale/Burbank areas and provided $30,000 in financial assistance to seniors to allow them to remain living with dignity at the 12 Oaks Retirement Lodge in La Crescenta in addition to other local charities.

School hosts Red Cross disaster talk

Montrose Christian Montessori School’s PTO hosted Jennifer Lazo from the Los Angeles Region of the American Red Cross in a one-hour presentation on being disaster-ready in honor of Earthquake Month.

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