Christmas telethon slated for Sunday

It's that time again. The 13th annual Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund will host its telethon fundraiser Sunday in an ongoing effort to give thousands of orphans in Armenia a Christmas.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised over the years, with money benefiting restoration and renovation projects in impoverished regions of Armenia, as well as delivering holiday gifts to orphans.

Continuing with the tradition, a parade of local and state officials are expected to make appearances at the telethon, including Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero and a number of local city council and school board members.

The telethon will be aired by Armenian Media Group of America (AMGA) television studios in Glendale from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday. The event will be simultaneously aired live on local cable channels 380 (AMGA), 381 (High Vision), 384 (AABC) and 386 (US Armenia), organizers announced.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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