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Scholarships for Students and Free Tax Preparation Available

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 249-7171

Pass the word along! The Montrose-Verdugo City is now accepting college scholarship applications. Our scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors in the local area who are an active part of the community. Our Anita Peete Geyer scholarships will be handed out at our 16th Annual Golf Classic Tournament on May 3 at Verdugo Hills Golf Course.

This event was a huge success last year and promises to be again. We will once again feature food from four of our local restaurants here in Montrose, offer great raffle prizes, show videos of past recipients telling how they used their scholarship money plus everyone will enjoy a great afternoon of golf – all for $50 per person!  Local resident Troy Daniels is our 2011 defending champion and will be on hand to defend his title. Please log onto to download an application to play in the tournament or become a sponsor. Scholarship applications are available at Crescenta Valley High School, Clark Magnet High School, on our Chamber website or at the Chamber office.

Free Tax Preparation: 43rd District California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, in partnership with Jerome E. Horton, chairman of the California State Board of Equalization, is offering free income tax preparation and is hosting a family services event on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the Faculty Staff Center of Los Angeles City College. Along with free tax preparation they will provide low cost and free medical services, job preparation assistance, food and nutrition services, discount telephone services, low cost auto insurance and free health screenings to test glucose levels, blood pressure and BMI. Language assistance in English, Spanish and Chinese provided. All family services are open to the public. Free tax preparation assistance is for household incomes of $50,000 or less. Appointment is recommended. Walk-ins are welcomed based on availability.

Don’t forget: We are running a special membership offer until the end of March! For only $99 you can a become member or renew an outdated membership. Membership ensures your business listing in our 2012-2013 directory and a listing in our online digital directory. The directory is a great resource that is used by many people in the community.

Upcoming Events
Free Tax Preparation and Family Services Event on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at L.A. City College, Faculty Staff Center, 855 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.

Free Bully-Proof Seminar on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at M3 Fight and Fitness, 2662 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Help your child learn to walk away from conflict with confidence.

Scenes From Our Teens is on Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. and is a two-part presentation on underage drinking that will begin with a repertoire of short plays written and performed by our local youth. This will be followed by several high school debate teams discussing various underage drinking issues including what is the best prevention solution to help curb underage drinking in our community. Scenes From Our Teens takes place at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Golf Course, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road in Tujunga.

Taste of Montrose on Sunday, May 6 along Honolulu Avenue. The Taste of Montrose is a wonderful opportunity to get a small “taste” of the many fine participating Montrose restaurants.

Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run and Hike on Sunday, May 6 starting at Brand Park. Log onto for more information.

Artwalk on Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue.

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