The Junior League of Pasadena kicked off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza.
More than 200 guests gathered at Jacob Maarse Florists in Pasadena to raise fun and funds for the League's many projects. The League was thrilled that more than $5,000 was raised that evening.
League President Nicole Weaver-Goller said, "The League is so proud and thankful to partner again with Hank Maarse and Jacob Maarse Florists to bring a wonderful event to our members and the community."
The festively dressed party-goers noshed, sipped and shopped to their hearts' content throughout the evening.
As is true of many Junior League festivities, the shopping party was open to the public, as well as to League members and their significant others. Guests raved about the wonderful food provided by Elements Kitchen and the wine from Gallo Family Vineyards.
The Jacob Maarse floral and gift shop was beautifully decorated for the holidays with wonderful displays, and guests purchased gifts, holiday arrangements and ornaments to ring in the holiday shopping season.
Valley residents who are active members include president-elect Marah Lyyers, Jenny Eccles and Stephanie Chau. Our valley is well represented in the League with 30-plus sustainer members.
Like most volunteer organizations, the Junior League of Pasadena welcomes new members with open arms. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and events, visit the League's calendar on the group's website at jrleaguepasadena.org, or "like" the group on Facebook at Facebook.com/MyJLP to stay current.
The League also is accepting new members for just another two weeks before the new-member season closes for the new year. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit the "Join" tab on the League's website to sign up or learn more.
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