Youth provide items for disaster relief

Youth members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from

La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Tujunga and Sunland, recently used

their creative energies to provide needed items for disaster and


humanitarian relief. As part of their Youth Conference in November, the

150 members sacrificed fun to help others. The theme of this years

conference was: “After 2000 Years His Light Still Shines.”

Their projects paid special attention to children with the completion


of 50 sets of toy blocks that were cut, sanded and painted and 100 school

kits containing blackboards, erasers and chalk. They also made 25 infant

kits that included homemade receiving blankets, nightgowns, diapers and

soap; 50 wood dolls; and 14 baby quilts. Turning to the issue of hunger,

the members put together 50 Christmas food boxes that included soup and


A percentage of the projects will be delivered to a village in Mexico.

Other items will be shipped to areas of greatest need, through the


Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Little Landers society hears about Santa Clarita’s history

Paul Kreutzer will be the first speaker of the year for the Little

Landers Historical Society at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Bolton Hall Museum,

10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

He will show a slide presentation on the early history of the Santa

Clarita Valley. He will talk about Gaspar de Portola, who was sent by the

King of Spain to protect his new territories. Edward Beale, early road


builder; John Butterfield of the Butterfield stage; and Henry Mayo

Newhall, the founder of Newhall will be covered.

Kreutzer has been a school teacher for 25 years and the past president

of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. He is active in the

restoration of Heritage Junction in Newhall.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 352-3420.

Mothers’ Guild unwarps gifts of the season

The Loyola High School Mothers’ Guild held its annual Christmas Dinner

Dance Dec. 5 at the Xavier Center.

The theme was “Gifts of the Season.” The stage was set with sparkling

Christmas trees surrounding a life-size creche. The centerpieces were

beautifully wrapped gift boxes surrounded by the fruits of the season.

The music of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s was provided by Michael Carr.

More than 550 guests gathered to celebrate the holidays with the Rev.

Robert Walsh, SJ, president of Loyola High School; Bettie Byer, Mothers’

Guild president; and benefit chairwomen, Ann Miller and Kathy Rojas.

Local members are Ann Llewellyn of Toluca Lake, Cecilia N’Neil of

Glendale, Kathleen Meyer of Sunland and Lynda Hennon of La Canada


Mid-Valley Aging Network meets at medical center

The Mid-Valley Aging Network will meet from 8 to 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 5

at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace.

This network was started to serve those professionals providing services

to older adults, their families and caregivers.

The Rev. Alice Zulli will speak on “Loss, the Universal Thread.”

Breakfast will be served. An advance admission price of $10 is required.

Reservations must be made by Jan. 3. A charge of $15 will be taken at the

door. Bring handouts to share with the group. For more information, call