Mary A. Castillo
The children at the Even Start Preschool program were thrown a
birthday bash by Katherine Del Rio and Sharon Coleman of Southern
California Edison Saddleback Service Center.Every year the preschool
celebrates the children’s birthdays in Bluebird Park. But last Wednesday,
20 preschoolers were treated to balloons, gifts, hand-painting and a
giant cake, said Terry Anne Barman, director of the program.
“The kids had a great time,” she said. “It was a wonderful event.”
Party planning started shortly after Coleman took notice of the
program. Together with Del Rio, she organized a raffle and encouraged
other Edison employees to contribute funds.
“It is through support of business such as Southern California Edison
and other community organizations that the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna
Beach can offer quality programs like the Even Start Preschool program to
deserving children in our community,” Barman said.