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