WOODLAND HILLS : Yard Sale to Benefit Planned Youth Club

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A pumpkin and yard sale to raise money for a planned Boys & Girls Club in the west San Fernando Valley is scheduled Saturday.

The fund-raiser at Serrania Avenue School, 5014 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills, will include the sale of pumpkins and used books, clothing, furniture and sports equipment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., said Robert Gross, president of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization and one of the event’s organizers.

Civic leaders supporting the club, proposed for a 2,000-square-foot area at Serrania, have so far raised about $40,000 from private and corporate sources. Gross said $100,000 is needed to open the club.


The club would be affiliated with the 1,200-member club in Pacoima, and would offer tutoring and recreational activities after school to children ages 6 through 12, Gross said. It would eventually cater to children up to 18 years old, he said.

“We have so many latchkey kids in the West Valley who have single parents or whose parents both work and who don’t have anything to do in the afternoons,” Gross said. “We need to find some positive activities for them.”

He said the goal is to open the West Valley Boys & Girls Club by March, 1994.