Thanks and Thanks Again
I want to start off by saying a big “thank you” to everyone who called, sent an email or texted to tell me how glad they were to learn that I wasn’t hurt in the incident outside of Indio last week. The picture of the shattered windshield was very sobering. Several people told me that they were sending my column to relatives who needed a reminder of what dangers could be lurking on our highways and how dangerous distracted driving is. I’m happy to report that I am again behind the wheel of my beloved Solara convertible. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that the first thing I did when leaving Indio on Monday after I picked up my repaired car was to slather on the sunscreen and drop the top.
Secondly, you might have noticed that this week’s paper is a little heavier, a little thicker. This issue, my friends, is the largest yet that the Crescenta Valley Weekly has produced. You’re holding 36 pages of information that you just need to know.
To say that I am proud of this achievement would be an understatement. When I started the paper more than three years ago, I was glad to be able to consistently produce a 24-page paper. To graduate first to 28 then 32 pages, and then today’s 36 … well, I’m speechless. While I may not be sure how often the paper will be this big, I’m proud that we were able to do it this week.
The amount of work that went into this issue was daunting. Thankfully, I have an awesome crew that specializes in creating an amazing product. From my sales staff to my designers to my writers, everyone stepped up to ensure that this paper is of the same top quality that you’ve come to expect from the CV Weekly. Of course, now you need to do your part. After enjoying each and every page, I hope you’ll frequent our advertisers. They have placed their faith in the community’s favorite newspaper by investing their ad dollars into it. Let them know that they’ve chosen wisely.
And finally – was that your stomach I heard growling? Well, have I got a solution for you!
This Sunday is the annual Taste of Montrose along the 2200-2400 blocks Honolulu Avenue.
The fundraiser benefits Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus committee that hosts a $25,000 after prom party for CVHS’s seniors and their guests at the Crescenta Cañada YMCA.
Before you think that we’re indulging these kids, let me remind you that Prom Plus was started after one of our seniors was murdered at an unsupervised, post prom hotel party in 1991. The Taste of Montrose (which is held in conjunction with the Kids ‘n’ Kritters and Wags ‘n’ Whiskers event) is one of the largest fundraisers for the organization.
Prom Plus strives to offer an unforgettable night for CV seniors – one not marred by tragedy – and by offering our kids everything from a full casino to a zip line (at no additional cost to them), attending Prom Plus is a no brainer.
Tickets for Taste of Montrose are just $20 and available along Honolulu Avenue on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as at several local locations. Visit www.promplus.org to learn more.
I thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you Sunday at the more than 20 participating Taste of Montrose restaurants.