At a little wine tasting gathering at our house last December, our friend and fellow La Cañadan Jack Mackenzie pointed out that it will be 9/10/11 in the 91011 this year. The revelation of this once-in-a-lifetime matching of date to ZIP code was met with this universal response: “We should have a 9.10.11 party!”
Unlike many Cabernet-fueled ideas, this one felt good, even in the light of day. Our friend Todd Andrews took the bull by the horns and pitched the 9.10.11 idea to the City Council. Luckily, they agreed and next weekend our city will host a three-day event beginning with a party in the park Friday night, open houses and volunteer opportunities Saturday, and a chance to dine with old friends and make new ones at local restaurants Saturday night.
On Sunday, La Cañadans will join the nation in observing the 10th anniversary of 9/11 privately, or at the ecumenical service at La Cañada Presbyterian Church courtyard. For more information: www.celebrate91011.com.