Honoring and Being Honored
As you know, after producing the paper I’m dog-tired. Some Wednesday nights, I am barely able to drag myself home to plop in bed, asleep it seems before my head hits the pillow. Understandably, my Thursdays are precious as I catch up on phone messages, mail and general business.
Last Thursday, I had a treat in that I was able to attend the Glendale Police Dept.’s annual awards luncheon, sponsored by the Glendale Police Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale and the Glendale Bar Assn. The luncheon honored Glendale officers and other law enforcement personnel who acted in an especially heroic manner and/or exhibited keen observation, quick response, and attention to detail.
The stories of heroism and quick action were shared with a room full of supporters. From chasing down clues leading to the apprehension of suspects to pulling people out of burning vehicles, the stories relayed the dedication and selfless attitude that GPD is known for. It was humbling to listen to the stories and I felt proud to be a part of the audience.
On Saturday, it was CV Weekly’s turn to be recognized at the annual Boy Scouts Verdugo Hills Council, Foothill District dinner. Scoutmaster Bob Fletcher invited me to attend the dinner held in Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer. CV Weekly received a Scout Oath Award, which honors those who “help other people at all times.” Bob was effusive in his praise of the paper, noting how we try and promote the Scouts and showcase the many Eagle Projects performed within our community that benefit our neighborhoods, schools and other public places. He also shared the history of the CV Weekly, how I started the paper after our former community paper was bought then closed. Perhaps my favorite quote of the night was when Bob said that it wasn’t a bad thing when the former paper was shut down because that provided the opportunity for the CV Weekly to be launched. Thanks, Bob.
After dinner on Saturday, I headed over to the Crescenta-Cañada Y for Prom Plus, the post prom event for CVHS seniors and their guests. As president of Prom Plus, I am like a nervous party hostess every year as Prom Plus is set to begin. As midnight approaches, I begin to worry: Will anyone show up? Will they have fun?
But my fears were put to rest as the line of guests began to grow outside the doors leading to the casino. The theme was ZomProm – zombie prom – and a highlight was underclassmen – dressed as zombies complete with professional make up – dancing to “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and other appropriate songs. The guests seemed to enjoy the performances and the “zombies” had a good time, too.
In addition to those who honored Prom Plus by donating money and prizes, Prom Plus had a plethora of volunteers from 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon right through until 7 o’clock Sunday morning. This army did everything from decorate the Y to prepare food to clean up in the morning. And I do mean army – veterans were at the Y bright and early on Sunday to help clean up.
Thank you to everyone who lent a hand and congratulations to the honorees at the GPD luncheon.