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April 23, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Battle of the Bands is Sunday in park

We would like to invite the La Cañada community to PEACE, LOVE and MUSIC: a battle of the bands for social justice awareness this Sunday, April 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at La Cañada Memorial Park.

This concert and volunteer opportunities day is our Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive and requires 60 hours of work toward a project that helps the community.


We wish to raise awareness for social justice organizations, give local kids an opportunity to volunteer, and give local high school bands experience in performance.

Organizations such as Operation Gratitude, Best Buddies, AIDS Service Center, and ONE will send representatives to speak about each of the groups’ purposes and how local kids and families can help. The bands battling for a chance to have their CD sent to Fox for consideration for a movie soundtrack include Legion (La Cañada), Crowned and Crooked (La Cañada), Imagenetics (La Cañada and South Pasadena), Perception is Reality (La Cañada), and Urban Isolations (Pasadena).

There will also be a raffle for great prizes and snacks for sale. Each raffle ticket “costs” a can of food which will be donated to a local food bank. Bring a chair, lots of canned food and your family and friends for a fun day of PEACE, LOVE and MUSIC in the park! Sincerely, — Caroline Reich and Julia Rowe, La Cañada

Thanks from Easter in Park organizer

Mother Nature was very kind to over 450 area residents who showed up April 11 at Memorial Park for Easter in the Park, the annual event that features egg hunts, live musical review, hat parade, bunny raffle and more.

Over 350 youngsters participated in the egg hunts this year and about 20 children put on their springtime hats for the traditional Hat Parade. Parents can go to to view, save and print photos of this year’s event.

Julie Modglin, Lynn Beckenhauer and Carole Kunz co-chaired the event and did an amazing job making sure everything was taken care of, from assigning agents to blowing up balloons, selling raffle tickets, and making sure there were people manning the many activities. Twenty-five agents donated the cuddly bunnies for the bunny raffle, which benefited Tierra Del Sol. Eighty bunnies were raffled off and $520 was raised.

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