April 27, 2013
With $25 and some luck, you could win two seats on Glendale's 100 t h Tournament of Roses Parade float. The city is selling raffle tickets to raise money to build the float and is asking for a minimum donation of $25 for the chance to wave to thousands of spectators standing along the Pasadena parade route on New Year's Day. With little money to pay for floats in recent years, city officials have relied on residents and corporate...
March 13, 2012
More than 300 members and guests of the Oakmont League were transported to Paris with its accompanying food, fashions and fortune. The Sheraton Universal Hotel was sumptuously decorated for “Springtime in Paris” at the League's annual fundraiser on March 6. A reception, raffle and boutique - all with a distinctly Parisian flair - began the day at 10 a.m. A favorite raffle prize was “Couture!” made up of a Carlisle silver tip fox collar, straight from the showrooms of Paris, along with a roomy handbag in pewter - the current “in” color.
April 24, 2009
Going after the greedy, crooked [Regarding] “Tea party brews discontent,” (Crescenta Valley Sun, April 17), I will lend protesters my pitchfork to go after the greedy and crooked financial services industry leaders, but count me out on lowering taxes. The U.S. is already a low-tax country compared to our peer nations in the developed world. People in Western Europe, Japan and Canada pay much more, especially the rich. Consequently they have a well-maintained infrastructure, good public transportation and a secure social safety net. You get what you pay for. I suspect that most, if not all, of the folks at the tea party in fact benefit from Obama’s tax cuts on incomes under $250,000.
April 10, 2009
Mountain Avenue Elementary parents showed their support for their school and their kids at the Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids [MACK] Night Out Luau fundraiser. The event was held at the home of Leah and Kirk Dilbeck and was a Hawaiian success. “We love to entertain and we have a big yard,” Leah Dilbeck said. She graciously opened her home to over 150 school supporters on March 28. The annual event has changed over the years. In the past, it had been held at outside venues, then last year, it was decided to bring it home and have it at the school.
February 27, 2009
More than 600 guests turned out Saturday night at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena for POSH, a gala to raise funds that will provide scholarships to deserving teens who hope to attend St. Francis High School. It was the largest turnout ever for the biannual event. The evening also honored Father Matt Elshoff, OFM Cap., the much-loved former president of the school who was celebrated for serving the campus with distinction from 1992 until last year when he was elected by his peers as Provincial in the Capuchin Franciscan Order’s Western American Province.
October 24, 2008
Shelley Roberg of La Crescenta held up a kimono printed with stalking tigers. The garment would make a great start for her Halloween costume, she told a friend as the two women perused a rack of items at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s station parking area Saturday morning. A short distance away, Leticia Strong allowed her two children, Aaron, 4, and Aubrey, 2, to play with a large pile of toys as the kids decided which ones they’d like to purchase. “Why don’t you want the shark?
October 17, 2008
Community Relations Deputy Jorge Valdivia of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station takes stock of the many items that will be available at this Saturday's annual rummage sale held at the Briggs Avenue station. The Explorers, ages 14-20, will join the station volunteers at the rummage sale with their own fund-raising effort, a raffle of four new mountain bikes, two adult and two children's bikes. Raffle tickets are $1. Tickets will be available at the Rummage Sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the motor pool lot at the station, 4554 North Briggs Ave., La Crescenta.
October 11, 2008
Benefits day for PATH Achieve RE/MAX Elite will sponsor Community Appreciation Day to benefit PATH Achieve Glendale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at RE/MAX Elite, 2505 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Local business owners will come together to raise awareness of the life-changing work PATH Achieve does for the homeless. Pacific BMW is the sponsor of the featured raffle for a BMW 328i at $100 per ticket. A short presentation will highlight PATH Achieve Glendale. There will be food, music and children?
September 25, 2008
Nonprofit to raffle off a BMW The city?s largest homeless services provider, PATH Achieve Glendale, is scheduled to raffle away a new BMW 328i sedan Oct. 11 as part of the nonprofit?s latest fundraising drive. Tickets may be purchased for $100 up until 1 p.m. on the day of the raffle, which will be held publicly at the nonprofit?s ?Annual PATH to Fitness? event Oct. 11. The raffle winner may choose the sedan, donated by Pacific BMW in Glendale, or a $30,000 cash prize.
January 5, 2008
In her second year as president of the parent-run foundation at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School, Kaia Delves was looking for a fresh way to raise dollars for her daughter’s school. She wanted to find a fundraising initiative that wouldn’t necessarily depend on asking for money just from parents at the school, and she didn’t want the amount of work on parent volunteers to become too burdensome. This fall, Delves decided to find some big-ticket prizes and hold a raffle to benefit the school.