National Night Out … and More
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to be part of last week’s National Night Out hosted by the CV Sheriff’s Station. Over 25 civic-minded agencies filled the Ross Dress for Less parking lot, sharing information with the public and with each other, and proving that our area puts the “communication” in “community.”
I admit I wasn’t sure what would bring residents out to an event dedicated to public safety but hundreds of people were there and everybody, including the kids, seemed to be having a great time. The fire department handed out fire hats, CV sheriffs gave away free hot dogs, the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta scooped and poured free root beer floats and La Crescenta Library offered Wheel of Fortune spins for free books. Montrose Search & Rescue showed off its cool truck, CV Ready shared emergency information, and the water districts (CV and Foothill Municipal) gave away fun pencils, sponges and wildflower seeds. Tech company Ring introduced its remarkable video doorbell (raffling off two – one to yours truly!) and New York Life agent Stepan Keshishian was there to do free child ID cards, all in the name of protecting the ones you love. Deputy Eric Matejka informed the public about marijuana use and drug paraphernalia at the L.A. Sheriff’s booth. At the Chamber booth, we gave away cookies, smiles and information about our upcoming 5K Run/Walk in the Foothills. Great for serious runners as well as family members of all ages, the 5K takes place the morning of Saturday, Sept. 19 at Two Strike Park.
Next year’s National Night Out event promises to be even more fun and informative. Always held the first Tuesday in August, NNO will take place on Aug. 2, 2016 back in its usual location, the La Crescenta Ralphs Marketplace parking lot.
Please welcome our newest CV Chamber member, Crescenta Valley Adventist School. If you’re looking for a private school experience for your child, consider CV Adventist. They are a K-8 private elementary school dedicated to building character through academic excellence in a caring, Christian environment. The school was established in 1924 with the belief that true education develops the spiritual, mental, social and physical powers of each student, ensuring they are holistically prepared for their future. For more information, go to www.cvas.net.
We thank the 12 businesses that renewed their memberships last month, as well as the residential members who renewed. Please support these businesses that support your community: Amado Plumbing, Auto Club of Southern California, Back Office People, Crescenta Valley Tow, Crescenta Valley Water District, Dilbeck Ellis Realtor Millie Alvarez, Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Morgan Stanley Glendale Agent Chip Stone, Office Depot La Crescenta, Rene Sarkhosh CPA Accounting, The Trophy Shoppe and The UPS Store.
Finally, don’t forget about the Business Expo coming up on Sept. 9 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. If you’d like your business to reach hundreds of local residents, reserve your exhibitor booth space today. Deadline for the discounted space fee of $100 is Monday, Aug. 17. Go to www.crescentavalleychamber.org/expo.