Friends Forever: Big Car Wash in R.S. Raised Funds for a Friend in Need!

ut on Hwy. 18 letting drivers know about the benefit car wash. Way to go, whoever you were!
Out on Hwy. 18 letting drivers know about the benefit car wash. Way to go, whoever you were!

People really are wonderful. Not everyone but most people. Today’s successful car wash in Running Springs was one of those events where friends turn out to help other friends or a friend whose life has been turned upside down.

Thank you to Neo at Neo’s Pizza Parlour for allowing the quickly-organized fundraising car wash behind his building on Hilltop Blvd.

Thanks, guys. The car looks great. You did a wonderful job at the fundraiser. What good friends you are!
Thanks, guys. The car looks great. You did a wonderful job at the fundraiser. What good friends you are!

When I drove down the driveway by Neo’s Pizza Parlor I didn’t know who the car wash was for and it didn’t matter. Whoever was the recipient of the funds needed them and they were one of “our” local residents.  What I did know is  that people in the mountains (and most of the people around the world) jump through hoops to help good friends who need it, whether you know them or not.

So, to all you ladies and men who helped make this fundraiser for your friend, Therese McCracker and her family so successful on such short notice, GREAT GOING LADIES AND GUYS!

I have no idea how successful the car wash was but cars were beginning to line up and let me tell you, her friends (and probably family members as well) should sleep well tonight. Friends should also be happy in knowing they helped when asked or their volunteered, and people that do that to help others deserve a great place in Heaven or wherever they will end up, depending on their personal beliefs.

Friends are some of the most important people in our lives, from the time we’re in Kindergarten until the day we die and when friends are suddenly diagnosed with an illness friends are there to help.

Those of you who planned this car wash did a great job and my car hasn’t been that clean in a long time!

Thank you!

 

 

Hospital’s “Le Grand Picnic” Right Around the Corner on July 28

Mountains Community Hospital logoEveryone knows there are grand dames, grand parents, grand children, Grand Central Station in Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon and then there’s the  wonderful Mountains Community Hospital’s “Le Grand Picnic.”

The latter event, scheduled for Sunday, July 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the lovely rose garden, promises to be a spectacular event. A variety of foods from local restaurants will be presented. What a brilliant idea it is to involve the restaurants because they are able to show guests how delicious their food is and the guests get know which restaurants they would like to patronize. It’s what’s called a “Win-Win” experience because as many as 300 people attend this annual summer fundraiser.

Each year this event has been presented and sponsored by the Mountains Community Hospital Foundation. This group is people sponsor the major fundraisers for the hospital and each year during the Le Grand Picnic a “Reverse Auction” is held to raise funds specifically for a much-needed piece of equipment. The hospital board of directors and the foundation members are grateful to the community for their continued support through donating auction items. Both a silent auction and “live” auction will be held for the items that have been donated.

When the hospital first opened in the 1950s services were definitely limited but today they offer cardiology, general surgery, Gynecology, ENT, Podiatry, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Long-term Care, Acute Care and an emergency room that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You’ve come a long way, baby! Many of the changes and improvements have come in the past few years and the community has a great deal to do with supporting the hospital facility as well as the rural clinics they staff in outlying communities.

Mountain residents have every right to be proud of the hospital that through the years has endeavored to, and has accomplished, great things for the mountain communities and those who visit them.

“Come on, Baby, Let the Good Times Roll” at Rotary Sock Hop

50s dancers“Let’s Go to the Hop” on Sunday, June 2 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. where we can have a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going on.

Well, Be, Bop a Loo La,” we’re going to  “Twist and Shout” all night long at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club on Golf Course Road in (not surprisingly, in Lake Arrowhead). We’re going to see “Peggy Sue” and the “Big Bopper”  and we’re going to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” but not on “Blueberry Hill“.

Well-a, well-a, well-a…………..you know the old ’50s saying, “Be There or Be Square!” Don’t let that happen to you….put on your best ’50s or ’60s clothes and join the crowd. You’ll have a ball at this Rotary sponsored even and you can forget about a curfew or telling “your mama” why you were out late.

They’ll be great food too so enjoy the fabulous 50s/60s buffet.

This is one of the biggest fundraising events for Mountain Sunrise Rotary so we need to support them because they support so many things in the mountain communities. Rotary does so much for mountain residents but they need your help and support in order to be able to give scholarships and many other community donations, help to families and other  charities throughout the Rim of the World communities. All the proceeds from this fun event will be donated to Rotary’s worldwide effort to eliminate polio.

For information or to reserve your ticket call Cheryl or Barry at (909) 878-6699. There’s only 150 tickets and they’re going quickly. If you want to reserve a spot for your classic car or motor bike but you don’t want to enjoy the delicious dinner or the other Sock Hop fun and festivities call Mike at (909) 338-1053. The charge is $20 to participate in the classic car show.

The beautiful Lake Arrowhead Country Club  is located at 250 Golf Course Road. Have fun!

“That’s a Wrap!” Mtn. Arts Wrapping Gifts, Donations to Boys & Girls Club

Dayna Perkins is seen wrapping gifts in Lake Arrowhead Village as part of the fundraiser by the Mountain Arts Network. Her adorable dog, Westin, is supervising. The organization is wrapping gifts on weekends to raise money to donate to the Boys and Girls Club.
Dayna Perkins is seen wrapping gifts in Lake Arrowhead Village as part of the fundraiser by the Mountain Arts Network. Her adorable dog, Westin, is supervising. The organization is wrapping gifts on weekends to raise money to donate to the Boys and Girls Club.

Tired of wrapping presents? Not enough time to enjoy the holidays? Well, you’re in luck because the membesr of the Mountain Arts Network will be happy to wrap your gifts, right in Lake Arrowhead Village, and the donation you make will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club in Crestline. This is a “no-brainer.” Take your purchases to the store that is located between Papagayo’s Restaurant and Claire’s jewelry on the upper level of Lake Arrowhead Village.

Wrapping is available every Saturday and Sunday  through December 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

Isn’t this a great idea? You get to sit and have a cup of coffee (or have lunch at Papagayo’s) while the gifts you’ve purchased get wrapped (not rapped) by someone else. You make a donation and the proceeds go to the local club site. This is definitely a holiday “win-win” situation.

St. Richard’s Sponsoring “Share the Bounty” Fundraising Dinner

The Outreach Committee of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Skyforest is hosting a community “Share the Bounty” dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 28. In addition to enjoying a delicious meal and camaraderie guests will be helping the Crestline Food Pantry because the organization is the benefactor of funds raised from this community event.

The menu includes delicious BBQ ribs, cole slaw, baked beans, corn bread and a choice of two desserts. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Everyone is welcome.

There are many families with needs in our mountain communities, including many that need food. Unfortunately the number of families needing food has grown. The  church pantry needs to build up its food reserves to adequately meet the growing needs of families on the mountain.

St. Richard’s Church is located at 28708 Hwy. 18, directly across from The Storybook Inn in Skyforest.

Come enjoy the dinner and help others at the same time who need your help to feed their hungry families.

For information call St. Richard’s Church office at (909) 337-3889.