Robin Goldsworthy from the desk of the publisher
I, on the other hand, had made plans months ago with about 13 of our family members to travel to Las Vegas last weekend to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. I was nervous as we headed to Nevada, especially when those who were driving encountered snow at the Cajon Pass. Seems the damp weather was going to follow us. Though the temperatures were pretty cold little of the wet stuff actually made it to the Strip.
I’m not much of a gambler – when the cost of a hand of Blackjack exceeded $3 I pretty much left the tables – but I do enjoy the lights, the shows and the food of Las Vegas. Coupled with this was the enjoyment of being with family. It was great to spend time together, time that is so hard to find as we all grow older and our kids have plans of their own. It was with an attitude of gratitude that we made our way back to California.
Little did I know what I’d find when I got here.
As I have mentioned in this column before (and told anyone who would listen), I am so grateful for the support this paper has received from its readers and advertisers. This was especially evident when I got into my office and found balloons and a card on my desk from the Crescenta Valley High School PTSA. They’ve chosen this paper, the CV Weekly, to receive an honorary service award! Wow!
For those unfamiliar, the Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are given to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. They are presented by duly authorized PTA representatives at PTA sponsored meetings or at functions of allied groups. The Crescenta Valley Weekly will be recognized on Thursday evening, Feb. 18 along with other noteworthy recipients at the Founders Day celebration at CV High School. The festivities include dinner and a preview of the spring musical by the talented CVHS drama students.
To be honored in such a manner is absolutely awesome and I cannot relay how flattered we are, especially being so new. Thank you, CVHS PTSA.
The outpouring of support by the community does not end with this paper, either. As you remember, a local resident was run down and killed on New Years Day by a hit and run driver. Joo Lee left a wife and two daughters and was the primary wage earner for the household. His death has left an emotional and financial hole in the Lee family. In addition to writing about the incident, we announced the formation of the Joo Lee Memorial fund. So many in the community have stopped by this office or mailed in a check for this fund that, to date, has raised just over $3,000 for the family. These funds were delivered this week by Mary O’Keefe to the family, which was speechless at the generosity of our community. Additionally, more than 20 clubs at the high school are planning fundraisers for the Lee family who has a daughter that attends CVHS. Anyone who wants to make a contribution can still do so by mailing or dropping a check off here made out to the Joo Lee Memorial Fund.