Across the Area

Cook’s Turkey Trot raised cash

KIDS at Cook Elementary School in Garden Grove jogged to raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (GGUSD photo).

A Turkey Trot Jog-A-Thon was held recently at Cook Elementary School in Garden Grove.

The event helped raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization to help support field trip transportation, assemblies, the No Place for Hate program and more.

Cook, named for Alonzo G. Cook, the founder of Garden Grove (in 1874) is located at 9802 Woodbury Ave. It’s part of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Clothing help for homeless

A COLLECTION of warm clothing is being made (Flickr/Hajee).

The Westminster Hope & Opportunity organization is collecting jackets and other warm clothing for a December ride-a-long with the Westminster Police Department to various locations in the community where homeless people may congregate.

For information on how to donate, contact Debbie Schwabl at (714) 348-7404.

Preferred items are jackets and sweaters sizes large, extra large and extra-extra large, socks, warm gloves and mittens, scarves, knitted caps and beanies and hard warmers.

They have a Silver Spoon now

The Women’s Division of the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce recently held its Silver Spoor event honoring outstanding volunteers in the community.

SILVER SPOONS (Wikipedia).

Honored were: 

  • Acacia Adult Day Services: Carmen Castro
  • Assistance League: Geri Ogle
  • Boys & Girls Club: Tan “Kyle” Luong
  • Chamber of Commerce: Tim Ibrahim (Carolina’s Italian Restaurant)
  • Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952: Bernadette Roldan
  • Garden Grove Emblem Clue #27: Robbi Maurer
  • Garden Grove Historical Society: Birgit Jordan
  • Garden Grove Host Lions Club: Susan Lerma
  • Garden Grove Neighborhood Association: Stephanie Klopfenstein
  • Garden Grove Police Department: Arwa Donohew
  • Garden Grove Rotary Club District 5320: Robert Emanuel
  • Helping Others Prepare for Eternity (HOPE): Silvia Alcala
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Garden Grove: John Holm
  • CHOC. Lamplighter Guild: Lori Wolsky
  • Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association: Ben Santos
  • Women’s Civic Club of Garden Grove: Faye Miller

The event was held at the Embassy Suites hotel. The Women’s Division committee for the event was headed by one of the group’s board of directors, Pamela Viefhaus Macneil.

A Simpsons’ apocalypse at HBHS

The Academy of Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School this week completed its six performances of  “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.”

Shows were held on Nov. 10, 12, 13, 17 and 18 on campus.

The play, a black comedy by Anne Washburn, is about how the pop culture of one era might become the mythology of another, and is based in part on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series, “The Simpsons.” Mr. Burns ran the nuclear power plant that generated electricity for the fictional city of Springfield.

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