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No Trace of Oktoberfest

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

Have you ever heard of “no trace camping?” It’s actually a really great idea that not only keeps the environment untouched, it also teaches us to do our very best to keep the world around us as we found it. It’s also a great life lesson for our kids.

I heard about no trace camping from some friends of my family and I thought it was a great idea. I decided to try it with my daughters in our kitchen while making cupcakes. I’m not sure that we succeeded, but I know the kitchen looked better than it would have if I had not introduced the idea to my kids. The idea of no trace is that when you leave an area, whether it is camping in the outdoors or making cupcakes in your kitchen, you leave no trace or evidence that you have been there.  Thanks to the great staff and crew at J’s Maintenance in La Crescenta, I feel that we did just that after our Oktoberfest event on Saturday.

Considering the amount of people, equipment, food, stages and trash, it was amazing to see how clean and put back together our beautiful street was the next day! Chris Waldheim and the staff of J’s Maintenance worked tirelessly before, during and after the event to keep the streets clean, the trash cans empty and the atmosphere festive. Thank you so much, J’s Maintenance. If you are in need of any type of cleaning services, you should try J’s Maintenance. For more information, log onto jsmaintenance.com. And the next time you go camping or to beach or make something for the upcoming bake sale, remember the “no trace” policy and see how fun cleaning up can be!

We hope you enjoyed our Oktoberfest. It was a huge success and we are so proud to have brought it to the community. We expanded the event this year and feel that is was a great addition. Putting on an event this size would not be possible without our sponsors or our volunteers so I would like to say thank you to all of them! Thank you to our event sponsors. We could not have done it without you: Ace Beverage, Montrose Travel, Glendale News-Press, J’s Maintenance, Andy’s Transfer and Storage, Montrose Pet Hospital, Kobeissi Properties, the Montrose Shopping Park Association, CV Weekly, Outlook Newspapers, Glenoaks Escrow, ReMax Tri-City, Prudential Realty, The Clothing Market, and Giuseppe’s Pizza. Thank you to our volunteers who ran our booths: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Jenkins Property Management, CV Women’s Club, CV Town Council, Wells Fargo Bank, the CVDAPC and Didi Hirsch, CV Insurance, Knights of Columbus, Dilbeck La Crescenta, SIG Property Management, AIA Insurance, Glendale Elks, Century 21, Property Masters Realty, Prudential, MVCC Board of Directors, Chris Aristo – State Farm, Soroptomist of the Verdugos, Montrose Search and Rescue, Crescenta-Cañada Rotary, Arbitrage Real Estate Group, Prom Plus Club, Boy Scout Troop 303, Kiwanis Montrose and the Glendale Firefighters Club. See you next year!

November business mixer is on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mountview Retirement, 2640 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.