The Month of May:
Golf Tournament, ArtWalk, Memorial Day, Arts
& Crafts Festival
May is a very busy month here in Montrose. On Monday night, we had a great turnout at our Glendale City Council candidates’ forum. Over 70 people turned out to hear what the candidates stand for and what their goals are if they are elected to the Glendale City Council for a 10-month term. For those of you living in the City of Glendale, you will have an opportunity to vote for one candidate on the state-wide election ballot on June 3. For more information, log onto www.glendalevotes.org.
On May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will be hosting our 18th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser at the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. If you play traditional golf or disc golf, please come out and join us. We still have some places left. This tournament is our opportunity to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors in the Crescenta Valley. Food will be catered by Giuseppe’s Pizza, Gio’s Baguettes and More, Sake Sushi, All in 7 Stop Pizza, Montrose Bakery and Café, Schreiners Fine Sausages and El Charro and all are included in your entrance fee of $50.
I also want to say, “thank you” to our corporate sponsors: Andy’s Transfer and Storage, CV Insurance, JP Weaver, Sadd-Velazquez-Higashi-Shammas and Dilbeck Realty Jill Suarez. You help make our scholarship fund possible.
Then on May 17 we’ll be having our first ArtWalk of the year. We have many new artists this year and many of your returning favorites will be on hand. There will be music throughout the 2300 block of Honolulu Avenue for you to enjoy and, of course, wonderful shopping and dining throughout the entire shopping park. It promises to be a beautiful day, so please come out and stop by the artists’ booths and get inspired.
On May 26 the chamber is hosting our annual Memorial Day service at the Vietnam War Memorial on the corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard. Please join us when we take a moment to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.
At the end of the month is the 31st Annual Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association. I have received many calls regarding the date because people are not sure what is considered the first weekend of June. The event this year will be on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Please mark your calendars and tell all of your friends. You don’t want to miss this great event! For more information, log onto www.shopmontrose.com.
Then June starts off with our business mixer on Wednesday, June 4. We invite you to “Travel to Honolulu compliments of Montrose Travel.” They will be hosting an outdoor luau at their offices on Honolulu Avenue. They will be serving chicken kabobs from Montrose’s newest restaurant Seasoning Alley and mai tais with a pineapple wedge and mini umbrella. There will be “surfing music” to set the atmosphere and a special prize for the person wearing their best “beach bum” outfit. But wait – there’s more! The firefighters from the Firehouse Brew Company will be pouring their special Firehouse brews for you to sample and enjoy. The Firehouse Brew Company was created by two Los Angeles firefighters while extinguishing a hillside brushfire above the Glendale mountains. Their thirst for beer and coffee after that exhausting day launched the development of a hero’s brand of products that every American could relate to. With every product sold, Fireman’s Brew donates a portion of its profits to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Now that sounds like a great night. There will also be business networking and raffle prize opportunities.
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ArtWalk on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 block of Honolulu Avenue.
18th Annual Golf Classic And Scholarship Fundraiser at Verdugo Hills Golf Course, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road in Tujunga.
Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial, northwest corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.
Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 in the 2200, 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.
June business mixer on Wednesday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Montrose Travel, 2355 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.