A Voice Filled with Gratitude
For those of you who have read about the losses and the challenges I have faced these past several weeks and have cheered me on, sending me emails and cards of encouragement and condolence, I say thank you.
I returned home late on Monday night, emotionally and physically exhausted. It was so lovely to come to work on Tuesday and find these heartfelt expressions of sympathy brimming with kindness.
Over the last few weeks I have missed many local events – Foothills Relay for Life of which I was a co-chair (donations are still being collected), Special Olympics and most of Taste of Montrose, to name a few. In addition, I missed a very important presentation on Monday night.
The Glendale Educational Foundation held its annual celebration of its business partnership program at the beautiful Brand Library & Art Center. Among the events of the evening was the presentation to those business partners who demonstrated a commitment to the goals of the GEF. CV Weekly was one of the recipients!
The GEF is dedicated to moving students into the future, whether through the advancement of Glendale Unified School District music programs, enhancing science and technology curriculums or filling any need it sees. It is an exciting organization and I’m so pleased that the board felt that the efforts of CV Weekly to promote their work were worthy of recognition. Thank you, GEF! And thank you, Mary O’Keefe, who was there to represent CV Weekly since I was unavailable.
One of the events I didn’t miss was the annual Comedy Sportz faculty versus varsity match. It was held on Friday evening, May 1 and Steve and I made sure to get a good seat to see the teams verbally “battle” it out. Comedy Sportz is not stand-up comedy about sports … it’s improv comedy played as a sport!
We first became acquainted with the CVHS Comedy Sportz team when our son Matthew was a player (he’s 26 now). Matt even came with us to see how today’s teams compared to his back in the day.
If you haven’t yet attended a Comedy Sportz match, you still have one more chance this school year. Tonight, Thursday, May 14 the Thursday team will be competing in the drama room (accessible from Community Avenue) at 5 o’clock. Hopefully you can grab a seat and find out just how talented our CVHS students are!
Yes, life certainly rolls on despite whatever you have going on. Keeping this in mind, I’m revving up full throttle to help organize this year’s Prom Plus event that follows prom May 23/May 24 (www.promplus.org). Prom Plus has been keeping students safe after the prom for 21 years. We do it by providing plenty of fun things for them to do from midnight to 5 a.m. and it has become a tradition for CV seniors and their guests. But we cannot do it without the community’s help. Please consider sending a financial donation to Prom Plus, P.O. Box 212, Verdugo City 91046. Time is running short and your support is needed.