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Scouting for Food Drive Nov. 15

Local scouts from the Crescenta Valley scouts need the community’s help in the Scouting for Food annual food drive. Assistance is especially needed as all of our local food banks say they are in desperate need of food. Local Scouting troops from the Verdugo Hills Council will begin distributing bags throughout area neighborhoods for the in which prior to the collection date of Nov. 15 and ask that donations of non-perishable dry or canned goods. can be placed Items may also be put into other easy-to-carry bags and placed in an easily seen and accessible location by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 for pick up. If for some reason a bag is not distributed or collected by a scout,Donations can also be taken on Nov. 15 to one of the following areas between 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.:American Legion Post 288; 4011 La Crescenta Ave. Crescenta; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 4550 Raymond Ave. United Methodist Church of Tujunga, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd, Tujunga. Donations can also be dropped off at the Verdugo Hills Council at 1325 Grandview Ave. in Glendale between 9 a.m.- — 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov.17.

Items needed are canned items (soup, stew, chili, canned meats of any kind), fruits and vegetables. Also, boxed or bagged items like rice, noodles, oatmeal, or spaghetti.

Unacceptable items include glass containers, fresh, frozen or perishable food items.


The BSA Scouting for Food program is part of a larger project that works with organizations such as the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross to address top community concerns including hunger, homelessness and poor nutrition.

For more information, contact Verdugo Hills Council BSA, Tony Enterante at (818) 243-6282.


Verdugo Hills students wins award


Tujunga resident Kathryn ‘Katie’ Pelon, 16, of Verdugo Hills High School, has won a $2,500 Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists.

Pelon is one of 18 California teens in six different arts categories who were awarded the first scholarships, a $1.2 million program in partnership with the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA or InnerSpark) to nurture and recognize young, quality artists.

Having grown up with photographer parents, Pelon developed a natural interest in the art form. With no formal training she still practices regularly on nature and wildlife photography. She plans on becoming a marine biologist and would like to incorporate underwater photography into her work.