Prepare For the Future Palooza 2013

A “Prepare for the Future Palooza” for the Crescenta Valley and Glendale communities will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. It is hosted by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregations from La Crescenta, La Cañada, Glendale, Sunland and Tujunga.

The “Prepare For the Future Palooza” will have over 20 booths and will include extensive information, demonstrations and exhibits in four main areas: emergency preparation, financial resources, food and home storage, and food samples.

Emergency preparation will include representatives from the Red Cross that will have a puppet show for children and will demonstrate CPR on dummies. There will be demonstrations from Southern California Gas, fire department, CERT, and specialists in ham radio, home generators, emergency kits and solar panels. They will also demonstrate and discuss emergency lighting and communication devices.

Financial resources will cover employment skills, debt resolution and budgeting, estate planning, insurance, computer skills and college education options.

Food and home storage will focus on water and food storage, food preservation, emergency cooking devices, gardening, raising chickens, etc.

Food samples will include demonstrations on cooking with items such as grains, beans, dried fruits and vegetables.

The “Prepare for the Future Palooza” is free and open to everyone, including children of all ages. It will take place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4550 Raymond Avenue in La Crescenta. This is directly behind Ralph’s grocery store near the corner of Rosemont and Foothill in La Crescenta.

For more information, contact Cathy Ellingford at (323) 255-7459 or